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[Fido] 150u Home Internet for $45/month + 9GB Cell Phone Plan for $40/month YMMV

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Sr. Member
Nov 8, 2005
566 posts
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Toronto
wrecker wrote: Update : chat online again... no matter what they are not coming. They said they don’t want to risk the technician’s life even they don’t need to come into the house. What can I say.
Fido did send out a tech (Rogers?) right to my house to exchange my crappy defective modem. I was more worried than him and told him I don't need you to come into my house. Not sure why they kept saying they couldn't dispatch a technician while they dispatched one just to give me a new modem at door. I didn't expect such high level delivery service! :)
Member
Jan 12, 2007
234 posts
93 upvotes
London
I currently have Fido 75u.

I tried a couple of times to see if they would just offer this to me as an existing customer. No dice. My 75u expires in Oct., to which they were already offering me $20 off the current 75u price of $65. I called and spoke with a rep asking if there was anyway to offer me $25 off the 150u price of 75$, to bring it down to $50 a month.

She was typing away on her computer for quite some time. Eventually came back and gave me $25 off per month for 12 months. Not exactly the deal being offered, and that others were able to get, but still not bad in my opinion.
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Feb 6, 2012
4912 posts
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Gloucester, Canada
I am currently using Roger. I've switched the cable modem (both roger and Fido's modem are the same model). I didn't change my wireless settings on my router and everything seem to be working (after I connect the router to Fido's Modem). I haven't cancel my Roger's account yet. How do I know that I am using Fido connection and not Roger? I don't want to cancel Roger until I know Fido is working properly
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Feb 14, 2019
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lrjm wrote: I currently have Fido 75u.

I tried a couple of times to see if they would just offer this to me as an existing customer. No dice. My 75u expires in Oct., to which they were already offering me $20 off the current 75u price of $65. I called and spoke with a rep asking if there was anyway to offer me $25 off the 150u price of 75$, to bring it down to $50 a month.

She was typing away on her computer for quite some time. Eventually came back and gave me $25 off per month for 12 months. Not exactly the deal being offered, and that others were able to get, but still not bad in my opinion.
That's what I ended up doing. $75-$25. Saves me the trouble of creating a new account and swapping modems. I miss out on the GC but oh well.

They initially automatically offered me $20 off via email but I called and got $25.
Member
Oct 15, 2017
428 posts
297 upvotes
Canada
What a difference talking to another CSR through online chat makes! Today, there was no BS, like a few days ago. Just signed up for cable internet without any hassle. Nothing about a 30 day wait, tech needs to visit, blah blah blah. Straight to the point, got it done!

$45 ($30 off for 12 months) with the $150 gift card
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Nov 15, 2013
911 posts
599 upvotes
Ottawa
Lostwords wrote: I am currently using Roger. I've switched the cable modem (both roger and Fido's modem are the same model). I didn't change my wireless settings on my router and everything seem to be working (after I connect the router to Fido's Modem). I haven't cancel my Roger's account yet. How do I know that I am using Fido connection and not Roger? I don't want to cancel Roger until I know Fido is working properly
If the Fido modem is installed and online (and you have active internet), you're using Fido. You should be good to cancel.

Just returned my Rogers modem today. Noticed some extremely slow speeds (<5 Mbps) late last night, hoping it's just a bit of a bump in the road.
Newbie
Feb 7, 2016
12 posts
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I signed up for this deal at a Kiosk in Markville Mall today, so I was able to get the modem immediately.
They didn't have the white modem in stock though, only the older black one.
They told me that the digital gift card should be emailed to me within 4 weeks, although the paperwork says 6 weeks.

I was also an existing Fido mobile customer on the $50/9GB deal.
Without having to ask, the Fido rep changed me to a $45/11GB plan. Pretty sweet.
Jr. Member
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Nov 16, 2016
151 posts
58 upvotes
Toronto
Anyone in downtown T.O having connection issues? mine has been disconnecting for about 1 - 2 hrs at night ever since i got it.
Newbie
Mar 19, 2007
14 posts
6 upvotes
Guelph
Leavemealone wrote: A lot of Fido agents are misinforming people about the non-existance of the $10 credit towards the $50 cellular plan..
I just spoke with a supervisor and he confirmed that the $10 credit on the $50 cellphone plan for 12 months is still available, provided you sign up for both internet and cellular.
Was it the $50 plan with 9GB(4GB plan + 5GB bonus)? I’ve spoken with two customer service reps on the phone and one on chat over the last couple days and all have told me that they can’t apply the $10 discount to a plan that already has a bonus (5GB) applied. Was told that I could get the $50 4GB plan and take $10 off that one but no bonus 5GB would be applicable.
Member
Feb 3, 2011
217 posts
20 upvotes
Thornhill
If I have a cell plan with Fido (but don't have internet with them), will I be considered a new or existing customer?
Newbie
Aug 9, 2019
45 posts
26 upvotes
nbc wrote: Was it the $50 plan with 9GB(4GB plan + 5GB bonus)? I’ve spoken with two customer service reps on the phone and one on chat over the last couple days and all have told me that they can’t apply the $10 discount to a plan that already has a bonus (5GB) applied. Was told that I could get the $50 4GB plan and take $10 off that one but no bonus 5GB would be applicable.
I've been having this issue. It's a big problem to actually get the $10/month applied, apparently....
Sr. Member
Nov 22, 2017
690 posts
405 upvotes
dsweetlou wrote: What a difference talking to another CSR through online chat makes! Today, there was no BS, like a few days ago. Just signed up for cable internet without any hassle. Nothing about a 30 day wait, tech needs to visit, blah blah blah. Straight to the point, got it done!

$45 ($30 off for 12 months) with the $150 gift card
Are you an existing customer? I signed up as a new customer with no hassle. Let's hope the speeds are as promised and no interruptions.
Newbie
Feb 7, 2016
12 posts
2 upvotes
Lyuda wrote: If I have a cell plan with Fido (but don't have internet with them), will I be considered a new or existing customer?
I too had an existing cell phone plan with Fido, and I was able to get this internet deal.
Member
Oct 15, 2017
428 posts
297 upvotes
Canada
Extrahard wrote: Are you an existing customer? I signed up as a new customer with no hassle. Let's hope the speeds are as promised and no interruptions.
Didn't have any Fido services before this. Will test the service during the peak hours.

Online chat middle of the day on weekends, appears to be when the well rested motivated CSR's are scheduled. Was expecting to get shut down after every question or pause, had to ask him to repeat the offer. I just kept repeating sign me up, lol!
Deal Addict
Jul 20, 2010
3913 posts
1478 upvotes
Ottawa
Are the receiver and modem included? Available in Toronto?
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Aug 12, 2006
3435 posts
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Toronto
Is it possible to just test the router I will use, without hooking up the modem at all? To figure out the range and best location for it. It's a D-Link Ultra AC3200.

Also curious, if anyone knows, can the router use a secured friendly neighbours wifi (rather than ethernet cable), then redistribute that wifi through the router? Hope I'm explaining that correctly. In other words, using the router as a wifi extender.
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Mar 28, 2006
4092 posts
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Toronto
beachlover wrote: Is it possible to just test the router I will use, without hooking up the modem at all? To figure out the range and best location for it. It's a D-Link Ultra AC3200.
you just won't have an Internet connection, but you can test your LAN connection speed and range without the modem
Also curious, if anyone knows, can the router use a secured friendly neighbours wifi (rather than ethernet cable), then redistribute that wifi through the router? Hope I'm explaining that correctly. In other words, using the router as a wifi extender.
if your neighbour's wifi signal strength is good enough and within range, you can setup your router as an access point and extend his network into your home, however keep in mind there would be speed degradation depending on a number of factors

for stability and better speed, i've seen neighbours literally run a patch cable home-to-home through windows to share Internet; it's ghetto, but works lol
Newbie
Dec 21, 2012
1 posts
1 upvote
Lovable wrote: Is this still ongoing?
Yes, I was able to get this deal today ($45 150mb for 12 months + $150 gift card in six weeks).

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