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10GB $60 Fido Pulse Plan (AB, BC, ON)

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[Fido] 10GB $60 Fido Pulse Plan (AB, BC, ON)

HOT deal. 10GB $60 Plan for Fido. It's a 5GB plan with a bonus 5GB for 24 months (now permanent 10GB). It's a Fido pulse plan so you get Fido roam, 6 month Spotify and 5 hour data bytes. There's a large tab offer for $85 as well.

You get unlimited CAD mins and SMS along with all the standard features.

Expires Dec 19 2017.
Last edited by bomber17 on Dec 14th, 2017 12:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Thread Summary
All major carriers, including Fido, are currently in an active price war. They are all competing on the $60 BYOD or $85 tab price point at 10GB of data.

Fido has a reputation for increasing the prices of plans without informing their customers, such as when they upped the price for their $40 plan by $5 (to $45), informing customers until after the fact.

Fido's primary benefits over other carriers include:
  • Coverage in Translink Greater Vancouver Skytrain Tunnels (Expo and Millennium only), which is currently exclusive to the Rogers network and deadzones for other carriers. Canada Line serves Bell, Rogers, Fido, Telus, Freedom and other customers in another infrastructure sharing agreement.
  • 6 months of free Spotify (regular price afterwards)
  • Fido Extended Zones (if you don't have access to the Fido network, you can use Bell/Telus/Videotron towers to a limited extent without any roaming fees, if it doesn't comprise the majority of the month. However, if you get even 1 bar of Fido, you might not be able to switch into an extended network zone.
  • 5 Hours of Pulse Data, which is a 1-hour session where you can download unlimited amounts without counting towards your cap that you can use 5 times a month (max 1 per day), You can't use it in an extended zone. It's good if you need to download a big file that's a couple gigabytes and you don't have any other way of downloading it, or if you really want to use Youtube and you're worried you'll hit your cap.
  • Viceland. You get access to some exclusive VICE content and documentaries, but this is essentially for all Fido customers anyways.
  • Stronger retentions department with more flexibility. If you ever feel the need to switch, Fido will go out of your way to keep you, compared to a provider like Koodo that only has certain offers on hand and with only limited flexibility for retention CSRs to offer you better deals. If you're a good and persistent negotiator, you will go further with Fido in the long run, and you can switch if they don't end up meeting your demands anyways.
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However, the caveats to Fido and this plan are:
  • Poor web interface, which is generally tedious to use and a struggle to navigate and load efficiently.
  • Poor coverage in rural areas comparatively to Telus and Bell networks, with fewer cellular towers in less densely populated areas. This won't be an issue if you primarily stay within urban areas, and the coverage is still better than Freedom Mobile no matter what. This is mitigated by Extended Network to an extent, but if you regularly travel to rural areas or are on the highway constantly, opt for alternative providers.
  • The plan is technically 5GB with another 5GB of bonus data for 24 months. If you take this plan, you are betting that within the next 24 months, Fido won't increase the price of the plan, that this flash sale is actually a sign of increasing competition because of new CRTC rules and that you can easily switch to another provider in the future (or call retentions and extend the plan). In reality, I would argue that this is a sign that within the mobile market, things aren't returning back to normal anytime soon, since there is a very good chance that this country is about to enter into new era of competition where providers will actively try to undercut eachother and provide more, and at better costs and service.
  • Fido has been known to randomly increase your prices without substantial notice because they feel like they aren't profiting enough from a promotional plan (re: $40 plan to $45).
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Dec 11, 2013
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Thanks, OP! I have some friends who were waiting to get this without waiting for the targeted email.
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Aug 1, 2009
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Mississauga
Being in Ontario sucks.
Newbie
Dec 3, 2016
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New activations only, if you call in and bring up the freedom mobile deal they'll offer either $45 for 4gb or $50 for 5gb.
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Gravyy wrote: Being in Ontario sucks.
whoa whoa whoa, just because of $55 a month?

($115/mo for the 10gb plan, assuming you decided to buy that plan)
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Jun 23, 2003
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yyc987 wrote: New activations only, if you call in and bring up the freedom mobile deal they'll offer either $45 for 4gb or $50 for 5gb.
Plus the 5gb bonus?

Certainly a last shopping weekend before Christmas promo, wonder if Freedom has something big rolling out for AB/BC this weekend too.

But no question the Roam like Home and better coverage of Rogers/Fido makes this much better. Even better for coverage is hopefully getting Telus on board for the weekend too.
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New activation only, or a hardware upgrade.
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Good deal. Can you gift the Spotify 6 months to someone else? I already have paid for a year.
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Dec 3, 2016
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browna wrote: Plus the 5gb bonus?

Certainly a last shopping weekend before Christmas promo, wonder if Freedom has something big rolling out for AB/BC this weekend too.

But no question the Roam like Home and better coverage of Rogers/Fido makes this much better. Even better for coverage is hopefully getting Telus on board for the weekend too.
No they're unwilling to budge. Talking to a supervisor they were Able to give me $55 for 6gb.
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Jun 23, 2003
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yyc987 wrote: No they're unwilling to budge. Talking to a supervisor they were Able to give me $55 for 6gb.
So $60 for 5+5 seems the best value.
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Dec 3, 2016
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browna wrote: So $60 for 5+5 seems the best value.
It is but it's only new activations and hardware upgrades. Would have to switch over to Rogers to get it honored
Newbie
Sep 4, 2016
10 posts
Managed to call in as an existing 9 year customer and was offered this plan with a 0$ pixel 2 or 99$ s8 for $85/ month
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Feb 9, 2011
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Edmonton
Wait so do we get a phone with this plan?
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May 20, 2012
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Richmond
It's promoted on website for BC too
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Oct 29, 2008
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L4J
It's time to call and negotiate once again. My 2 Gb bonus is disappeared from my account
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Nov 21, 2010
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asdfvtn wrote: Wait so do we get a phone with this plan?
If you get the $85. That comes with a Large tab.
Newbie
Oct 2, 2017
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Just had a back and forth with CSR with Rogers on the web chat. They are ridiculous!
Not willing to help at all. And I got bounced around about 5 times since I'm on a business plan. For some reason they couldn't comprehend that I wanted to take advantage of the consumer plans.

My understanding.
The 5+5 for $60 is for new activation only.

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