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Data Only Plans

I presently have a Fido 3GB data plan for $15 per month. I just received an email from them saying they're going to cancel my plan as it's only available if you have Data, Talk & Text plan.

What other providers provide similar data only plans for a decent price?
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Kanus wrote: I presently have a Fido 3GB data plan for $15 per month. I just received an email from them saying they're going to cancel my plan as it's only available if you have Data, Talk & Text plan.

What other providers provide similar data only plans for a decent price?
Same here, not sure what sense it makes. They are still selling these plans. Perhaps they want us to switch to 4GB data only tablet plan
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Even the 4GB tablet plan says you must be an existing, postpaid, mobile customer. This has probably always been the case but they've decided to enforce it.
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Kanus wrote: Even the 4GB tablet plan says you must be an existing, postpaid, mobile customer. This has probably always been the case but they've decided to enforce it.
Not true for 3 gb plans for sure. It was 100% data only tablet plan. Voice calls were charged $1/minute and 100% optional
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luking wrote: Not true for 3 gb plans for sure. It was 100% data only tablet plan. Voice calls were charged $1/minute and 100% optional
I'm on the 4GB plan and I got the e-mail.
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luking wrote: Not true for 3 gb plans for sure. It was 100% data only tablet plan. Voice calls were charged $1/minute and 100% optional
Tell that to Fido. I received the email.
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So are they cracking down on the data only plan?
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I have a tablet that I purchased in Dec 2020 so I still have 17 months to pay off the balance of it. I bought it with the $10 4 GB tablet plan with a rebate costing me $5.00 per month. Now they want to change the rules on me so that I can do one of the following:

1) add a data, talk and text plan for a minimum of $45/month
2) lose my tablet plan by switching to a talk and text or Data, Talk and Text plan starting at $15/month or
3) have my 4 GB tablet plan switch to a $15/month 250 MB data only tablet plan effective Sept 20/21.

Seems like they're doing a bait and switch by getting me into a 24 month tablet purchase and then changing the rules!

Time for a CRTC complaint?
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fredder wrote: I have a tablet that I purchased in Dec 2020 so I still have 17 months to pay off the balance of it. I bought it with the $10 4 GB tablet plan with a rebate costing me $5.00 per month. Now they want to change the rules on me so that I can do one of the following:

1) add a data, talk and text plan for a minimum of $45/month
2) lose my tablet plan by switching to a talk and text or Data, Talk and Text plan starting at $15/month or
3) have my 4 GB tablet plan switch to a $15/month 250 MB data only tablet plan effective Sept 20/21.

Seems like they're doing a bait and switch by getting me into a 24 month tablet purchase and then changing the rules!

Time for a CRTC complaint?
LoL. Seems Apple's move to allow 3rd party iPhone financing have got them tightening up their loopholes. But they can't just change a valid contract on a whim, just as I can't decide to start paying lower on a whim. Definitely CRTC or class action time.
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i currently have 3 data only plans. 1 is the 3gb/$15 plan (will be cancelled as of Aug 6 since the other plans are better) and the 2 others are 4GB/$5 (with tablet bill credit). I got no such email so far.

no other plans with fido
fredder wrote: I have a tablet that I purchased in Dec 2020 so I still have 17 months to pay off the balance of it. I bought it with the $10 4 GB tablet plan with a rebate costing me $5.00 per month. Now they want to change the rules on me so that I can do one of the following:

1) add a data, talk and text plan for a minimum of $45/month
2) lose my tablet plan by switching to a talk and text or Data, Talk and Text plan starting at $15/month or
3) have my 4 GB tablet plan switch to a $15/month 250 MB data only tablet plan effective Sept 20/21.

Seems like they're doing a bait and switch by getting me into a 24 month tablet purchase and then changing the rules!

Time for a CRTC complaint?
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Did any of you that got email had talk plan in the past or only data plan?
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for me i haven't received the email (yet), but my wife did

both of us don't have any voice lines under fido: just the data plan for my wife, and data plan + home internet under my name

that being said, there seems to be a 4GB data+text plan (no voice) for $10 from fido, with no requirements/restrictions
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Welp, looks like our free ride slightly cheaper ride is now over. I even finangled a 50% off discount for two years simply by asking for it.

While I never really found any equivalent plans over the years, I'll be bookmarking this thread EyesEyes

Can anyone else confirm the $10 4gb data+text plan? Data and text is not even coming up as a category for me.
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julianlam wrote: Welp, looks like our free ride slightly cheaper ride is now over. I even finangled a 50% off discount for two years simply by asking for it.

While I never really found any equivalent plans over the years, I'll be bookmarking this thread EyesEyes

Can anyone else confirm the $10 4gb data+text plan?
what plan did you get and for what price if don't mind sharing?
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chroma_cg wrote:
that being said, there seems to be a 4GB data+text plan (no voice) for $10 from fido, with no requirements/restrictions
mrtin905 (post #5) has the 4GB plan and has received the email.

Also from that page, when I select the 4GB plan and hit Continue, It takes me to a $50 per month talk, text and 3GB plan.
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daki28 wrote: what plan did you get and for what price if don't mind sharing?
$15/mo data-only (with purchase of a $0 tablet, which is still associated with my account) plan., 3gb data.

Looked over the actual numbers... I signed up Sept 2016, so we're looking at 5 full years of service. An equivalent plan back then was $45/mo (spitballing here), so an average savings of $30/mo.

$30 over 5 years adds up to total savings of $1,800.

Say what you want about this plan ending, Fido saved all of us a tonne of money.
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Kanus wrote: mrtin905 (post #5) has the 4GB plan and has received the email.

Also from that page, when I select the 4GB plan and hit Continue, It takes me to a $50 per month talk, text and 3GB plan.
yes i noticed, but if you fiddle around and keep changing the base plan back to the $10 text+data plan, i was able to proceed to the checkout stage with the $10 text+data plan only

needless to say, i stopped fooling around at the checkout page and did not proceed further
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chroma_cg wrote: yes i noticed, but if you fiddle around and keep changing the base plan back to the $10 text+data plan, i was able to proceed to the checkout stage with the $10 text+data plan only

needless to say, i stopped fooling around at the checkout page and did not proceed further
How did you keep changing the base plan back to the $10 text+data plan? I've tried a few times and it keeps moving me to the $50 plan.
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Specifically, when it shows you the modal saying you saved $50 (neat!), say "ok", but then hit "edit", hit "yes, continue", and then select the 4GB plan again.

I can confirm this but also chickened out at checkout. No point proceeding if I'm just going to get that plan cancelled too.
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I managed to get to the 4GB plan after a couple of attempts but but didn't proceed as I'm also worried they will cancel it.

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