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[Fido] Fido - Retention Plans

Jr. Member
Sep 11, 2014
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Mississauga, ON
What do you guys think about this deal?
$50 a month for unlim talk , text, 2GB data and a free LG G6?
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Aug 2, 2003
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Juggernaut1 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 1:00 pm
What do you guys think about this deal?
$50 a month for unlim talk , text, 2GB data and a free LG G6?
I'm going to say its warm. Is it considered a pulse plan? It's hot if it's a pulse plan.

How I see it is a 2gb plan can be had for 36$ @ zoomer? So the difference between zoomer and fido is $14. Let's just say that $14 is the cost of your phone. So over 2 years, that will be $336

Now can a G6 be bought for 336 before taxes? The answer is yes. A G6 can be bought for 280-300 before taxes in the past few months. So the deal is warm.
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Oct 29, 2016
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AzNCrAzYcOoLeR wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 11:52 am
I'm going to say its warm. Is it considered a pulse plan? It's hot if it's a pulse plan.

How I see it is a 2gb plan can be had for 36$ @ zoomer? So the difference between zoomer and fido is $14. Let's just say that $14 is the cost of your phone. So over 2 years, that will be $336

Now can a G6 be bought for 336 before taxes? The answer is yes. A G6 can be bought for 280-300 before taxes in the past few months. So the deal is warm.
I like the way you think. I do all my scenario analysis this way by calculating the delta between what I could get on BYOD
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Oct 7, 2012
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AzNCrAzYcOoLeR wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 11:52 am


How I see it is a 2gb plan can be had for 36$ @ zoomer?
Whats zoomer
do you have a link to 36 dollars plan for 2 gb in QC pls?
Newbie
Feb 11, 2018
32 posts
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I can get iPhone X 64gb from Fido for $599 (or iPhone 8 for $199) and $60/2gb monthly on a 24 month medium tab.

What do you guys think about this deal? And should I get 8 or X (which is $400 more expensive)?
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Oct 29, 2016
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User993444 wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 5:17 pm
I can get iPhone X 64gb from Fido for $599 (or iPhone 8 for $199) and $60/2gb monthly on a 24 month medium tab.

What do you guys think about this deal? And should I get 8 or X (which is $400 more expensive)?
Just like a few posts above, do the comparison assuming you would go with Zoomer for $36 / 2gb
So over 2 years you would pay an extra $24 (60 less 36) x 24 months = $576

iphone 8 = 775 (199 + 576)
iphone x = 1,175 (599 + 576)

Both prices seem to be below outright cost, plus you get the device subsidized.
However, maybe you can find a better new customer deal somewhere else
Sr. Member
May 16, 2015
759 posts
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York, ON
just checked my exclusive offer and all my lines got $75 10gb medium tab or $85 10gb large tab which i thought was interesting. IMO i think 10gb for $85 large tab is a nice deal for iphone people and whoever needed 10gb. Basically $600 more for duration of 2 yrs for those who missed out on the $60 10gb plan . For me Its not worth it as i never use close to 2gb a month.
Sr. Member
Mar 14, 2015
579 posts
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Richmond
Want to upgrade to the S8 but only getting an offer of 2 year contract for $60 a month 2gb and $199 for the s8... any way I can get better anyone had this experience for S8?
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Sep 23, 2008
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When doing the comparison to Zoomer's 2GB $36 plan don't forget to factor in the "free" phone they send you. Depending on the model on offer and whether kijiji in your area is flooded you should be able to get $200 (LG G4), $150 (GR5) or $125 (J3). Doesn't seem to be much demand for the currently offered J3, but check what is available before changing plans.

Other important points:
  • Zoomer's customer service is much better than Fido (no negotiating on the phone for hours.. what is your time worth?)
  • Zoomer is 400 daytime minutes for the first 6 months, unlimited thereafter (need to be able to curtail your minutes at least temporarily)
  • Zoomer doesn't have roam like home (if you need to use your plan outside Canada regularly this is significant)
Jr. Member
Sep 11, 2014
172 posts
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Mississauga, ON
AzNCrAzYcOoLeR wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 11:52 am
I'm going to say its warm. Is it considered a pulse plan? It's hot if it's a pulse plan.

How I see it is a 2gb plan can be had for 36$ @ zoomer? So the difference between zoomer and fido is $14. Let's just say that $14 is the cost of your phone. So over 2 years, that will be $336

Now can a G6 be bought for 336 before taxes? The answer is yes. A G6 can be bought for 280-300 before taxes in the past few months. So the deal is warm.
It's a pulse plan. Sounds like I got a good deal.
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Apr 20, 2017
354 posts
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Toronto
I used live chat today and helped my mom to get a BYOP $25 plan with unlimited calls, text. Details as below:
The $25 Talk & Text plan comes with:
- Unlimited Canada-wide anytime calls
- Unlimited text/picture/video msgs from Canada to Canadian, U.S. and international cells
- Call display (number only)
- Mini Voicemail (max 3 msgs, can be upgraded to 35 msgs)
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Oct 7, 2012
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mikimoto wrote:
Feb 15th, 2018 3:13 pm
I used live chat today and helped my mom to get a BYOP $25 plan with unlimited calls, text. Details as below:
The $25 Talk & Text plan comes with:
- Unlimited Canada-wide anytime calls
- Unlimited text/picture/video msgs from Canada to Canadian, U.S. and international cells
- Call display (number only)
- Mini Voicemail (max 3 msgs, can be upgraded to 35 msgs)
For new customers or already with Fido?
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Apr 20, 2017
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Toronto
gogoblender wrote:
Feb 15th, 2018 3:17 pm
For new customers or already with Fido?
For existing customers I guess, my mom uses fido for almost 4 years.
Newbie
Oct 5, 2017
47 posts
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Surrey, BC
FWIW, I received an email this morning from Fido offering me an 32gb iPhone 6 for $0 on select two-year 'Small' plans if I add another line to my account. In addition, I'd get 10 per cent off the cost of the new plan.

I have no intention of taking up this offer, but just wanted to let people know. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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