[Fido] 3GB LTE Data Plan $15, BYOD, no contract
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Get 3GB of tablet data for only $15/month! (updated Feb 2019)
Get 3GB of data for $15 per month1 when you bring your own tablet or activate a new one*.
* Subject to change without notice. A one-time $35 Transaction Fee applies for the processing of your tablet activation. Available to Fido postpaid customers with wireless plan (voice only, data only, Fido Home Phone and prepaid plans not eligible).
1. Additional data: $10/1GB, charged in $10 increments. Standard roaming charges apply. Taxes extra.
Q: What's with the "existing wireless customers" restriction?
A: For past deals, it seemed that stores were not enforcing that rule and RFD'ers have reported success getting the deal in store without being existing customers. Some reporting they were denied over chat/phone though others were reporting success after multiple attempts, so if you want this deal your best bet is doing it in store and ASAP.
Q: Tried my luck in store, over the phone and online, no go without a "wireless plan", all hope lost?
A: Not at all, you can just get the cheapest wireless plan available, get the data plan (now that you are eligible) and cancel the wireless plan later on if you no longer need it (there is no requirement to keep the wireless plan).
Q: Will this work on a regular smart phone ?
A: Yes, just be aware of the voice/SMS charges (voice: $1 per minute + $0.45 LD, SMS: $0.25 each in Canada, $0.45 each elsewhere). Just remember the plan is not intended to be used in phones, while Fido hasn't gone into any measures (as of now) to enforce that usage policy yet support agents can see your current device (IMEI) and might disable data and/or flag your account if you are blatant about it, so if you have issues using this plan in a phone you might NOT want to call Fido about it.
Q: How are people making best use of this data-only plan ?
A: by either using it for data in a dual SIM phone, or using it as a primary sim coupled with VoIP service (fongo/voip.ms) once they port their main number over to the VoIP provider.
For more info please check the tech discussion thread: wip-fido-lte-data-plan-tech-discussion-2142620/
Q: Why isn't my LTE device connecting to LTE network despite being in coverage ?
A: Check your APN settings: http://www.fido.ca/consumer/content/con ... vice-guide
Q: What about roaming outside Canada?
A: International/US roaming is not free, make sure you disable it on your phone or call Fido and get them to disable it for you.
Q: Can I block voice/SMS to avoid accidental charges ?
A: Yes, you can block either incoming (SMS AND voice) or outgoing (SMS AND voice) or block both, call support and just ask.
Q: Is receiving SMS free ?
Q: If I am not going to use the number for SMS/voice does it really matter which phone number I get?
A: yes, you will get charged taxes on your bill based on your number.
Q: Can existing customers get multiple line discount when jumping on this ?
A: nope, data-only plans are not eligible.
Q: What about loyalty discounts?
A: Currently Fido offers a 50% off (for 12 or 24 months) on data plans as a retention/loyalty offer, call after your 3rd bill is issued (6th bill if you are in a two-year contract) and ask if you are eligible.