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# [Fido] 4GB CPO Huawei tablet plan for \$5/mth (Existing Customers only, 24 mth agreement, YMMV)

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## [Fido] 4GB CPO Huawei tablet plan for \$5/mth (Existing Customers only, 24 mth agreement, YMMV)

Previous thread in Expired Hot Deals, "4GB tablet plan + CPO Tablet For \$5/mo (Existing Customers only, 2 yr agreement, YMMV)"
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FYI: I am currently a Fido talk, text & data client.

I was on the phone with a Fido CSR earlier this week and at the end I decided to ask the person if the CPO Huawei Mediapad T5 CPO deal was available since it was still on their website (see attached). I could not sign up myself (see attached).

The CSR was able to add the 4GB/mth data service and a "free" CPO Huawei Mediapad T5 10" tablet to my account at "\$5.00/mth" on a 24 month contract.

This morning, my tablet arrived with the SIM card, the charger and a charging cable. I wouldn't have known that this was a CPO item were it not for the missing protective tape, missing manuals and the lack of earphones if new ones come with those. I am currently charging it and updating some software.

The hard to decipher Fido cost/math looks something like this;

(1) Tablet \$324.00 x 1.13 (Ont) = \$366.12
(2) \$366.12/24 mth = \$15.25/mth
(3) Cellular Data Service = \$10.00/mth
(4) Tablet and data service credits= (\$324.00/24 = \$13.50) + \$5 for a CPO tablet = \$18.50cr/mth

Net Fido (Rogers) math = (2) + (3) - (4) = \$15.25 + \$10.00 - \$18.50 = \$6.75/mth

Maybe I'm missing something , but that's not \$\$5.00 x 1.13 = \$5.65. Yes I maybe getting the shaft on their tax calculation.

I was also charged the \$40.00 activation fee although the CSR said I would not be. I'll wait to see my first 3 bills to see if that gets credited back to me. No SIM fee.

YMMV, but you can't win if you don't try.

Update
I only received the 16gb one. Less hot, but it will still serve my basic intentions.
George1616 wrote: Did you get the 16gb or 32gb T5 tablet as CPO?
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Sep 10, 2018
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Do I care?
there is ongoing thread on this
Aug 21, 2009
2199 posts
North Vancouver
I have the same Fido offer but with a Samsung tablet and I received a credit for the \$40 set-up fee on the second invoice.
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Member
Nov 23, 2018
378 posts
Underground Bunker
Not a good deal if you pay an extra 5\$ on it. Usually you pay -5\$ for having it.
Member
Jul 2, 2016
484 posts
MrMom wrote: Previous thread in Expired Hot Deals, "4GB tablet plan + CPO Tablet For \$5/mo (Existing Customers only, 2 yr agreement, YMMV)"
fido-4gb-tablet-plan-cpo-tablet-5-mo-ex ... v-2385712/

FYI: I am currently a Fido talk, text & data client.

I was on the phone with a Fido CSR earlier this week and at the end I decided to ask the person if the CPO Huawei Mediapad T5 CPO deal was available since it was still on their website (see attached). I could not sign up myself (see attached).

The CSR was able to add the 4GB/mth data service and a "free" CPO Huawei Mediapad T5 10" tablet to my account at "\$5.00/mth" on a 24 month contract.

This morning, my tablet arrived with the SIM card, the charger and a charging cable. I wouldn't have known that this was a CPO item were it not for the missing protective tape, missing manuals and the lack of earphones if new ones come with those. I am currently charging it and updating some software.

The hard to decipher Fido cost/math looks something like this;

(1) Tablet \$324.00 x 1.13 (Ont) = \$366.12
(2) \$366.12/24 mth = \$15.25/mth
(3) Cellular Data Service = \$10.00/mth
(4) Tablet and data service credits= (\$324.00/24 = \$13.50) + \$5 for a CPO tablet = \$18.50cr/mth

Net Fido (Rogers) math = (2) + (3) - (4) = \$15.25 + \$10.00 - \$18.50 = \$6.75/mth

Maybe I'm missing something , but that's not \$\$5.00 x 1.13 = \$5.65. Yes I maybe getting the shaft on their tax calculation.

I was also charged the \$40.00 activation fee although the CSR said I would not be. I'll wait to see my first 3 bills to see if that gets credited back to me. No SIM fee.

YMMV, but you can't win if you don't try.
Did you get the 16gb or 32gb T5 tablet as CPO?
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Jul 2, 2016
484 posts
MrMom wrote: Previous thread in Expired Hot Deals, "4GB tablet plan + CPO Tablet For \$5/mo (Existing Customers only, 2 yr agreement, YMMV)"
fido-4gb-tablet-plan-cpo-tablet-5-mo-ex ... v-2385712/

FYI: I am currently a Fido talk, text & data client.

I was on the phone with a Fido CSR earlier this week and at the end I decided to ask the person if the CPO Huawei Mediapad T5 CPO deal was available since it was still on their website (see attached). I could not sign up myself (see attached).

The CSR was able to add the 4GB/mth data service and a "free" CPO Huawei Mediapad T5 10" tablet to my account at "\$5.00/mth" on a 24 month contract.

This morning, my tablet arrived with the SIM card, the charger and a charging cable. I wouldn't have known that this was a CPO item were it not for the missing protective tape, missing manuals and the lack of earphones if new ones come with those. I am currently charging it and updating some software.

The hard to decipher Fido cost/math looks something like this;

(1) Tablet \$324.00 x 1.13 (Ont) = \$366.12
(2) \$366.12/24 mth = \$15.25/mth
(3) Cellular Data Service = \$10.00/mth
(4) Tablet and data service credits= (\$324.00/24 = \$13.50) + \$5 for a CPO tablet = \$18.50cr/mth

Net Fido (Rogers) math = (2) + (3) - (4) = \$15.25 + \$10.00 - \$18.50 = \$6.75/mth

Maybe I'm missing something , but that's not \$\$5.00 x 1.13 = \$5.65. Yes I maybe getting the shaft on their tax calculation.

I was also charged the \$40.00 activation fee although the CSR said I would not be. I'll wait to see my first 3 bills to see if that gets credited back to me. No SIM fee.

YMMV, but you can't win if you don't try.

Update
I only received the 16gb one. Less hot, but it will still serve my basic intentions.
I was able to get the 32gb Huawei tablet for \$10 a month but with 6gb of data and no activation fee at the Fido store.
Dec 8, 2006
1401 posts
yeah have this plan first month bill was messed up but 2nd month only 5 a month. Can't complain at all.
Member
Sep 10, 2009
467 posts
Is there a way to get on the Fido tablet plan without being a customer first? Fido seems to have the best tablet plan atm but I'm with Freedom
[OP]
Aug 17, 2008
4768 posts
@Feels Good Man There are a few Fido promo's running right now to entice FM wireless clients if you are able and willing to port your account over. These threads have been near the top of the Hot Deals section for a few days now, so I assume you will have seen them.
Newbie
Jul 4, 2016
26 posts
Kanata
The Huawei tablet is really terrible. Very sluggish and slow. Also very little space.
Newbie
Nov 2, 2004
77 posts
khalnayak37 wrote: The Huawei tablet is really terrible. Very sluggish and slow. Also very little space.
to improve the speed of the tablet, go to developer options and put background process to 1. That makes sure android doesn't keep other apps open. I've been able to run most games without issue.

the space issue is a problem, android removed the ability to install apps on SD card. so only files can be stored on SD card, which really limits the tablets potential.
Member
May 29, 2017
486 posts
Got it for \$0 with \$0.00/month and \$0 activation few months ago when that offer was going on...rocking 2x this deal, so this is not as good, but i suppose not bad.
Nov 25, 2003
4690 posts
Vancouver
Feels Good Man wrote: Is there a way to get on the Fido tablet plan without being a customer first? Fido seems to have the best tablet plan atm but I'm with Freedom

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Dec 8, 2006
1401 posts
xiaohua wrote: to improve the speed of the tablet, go to developer options and put background process to 1. That makes sure android doesn't keep other apps open. I've been able to run most games without issue.

the space issue is a problem, android removed the ability to install apps on SD card. so only files can be stored on SD card, which really limits the tablets potential.
yeah i wish i went with the samsung instead
Deal Fanatic
Apr 15, 2009
5568 posts
M-Arkham
dairymandip wrote: yeah i wish i went with the samsung instead
I got both n the Samsung is rly weak on games
1x Zoomer \$45 for 7GB ,unlimited can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido \$40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
1x Fido \$45 for 4Gb w/ unlimited Canada wide n 1000 int min + LG velvet 5G
Newbie
Nov 2, 2004
77 posts
dairymandip wrote: yeah i wish i went with the samsung instead
huawei is better, only problem is android disabling installation of apps to SD card. I can't find a way around it.
Sr. Member
Sep 3, 2013
947 posts
Toronto
Just FYI, I got a text from Fido (see attached), phoned them to see what it’s about and sure enough they’re giving it away for free. Absolutely none out of pocket for 24months. After that, \$10/mo for the 4gb data. But I can cancel it and keep the tablet.
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Sr. Member
Sep 20, 2007
866 posts
GVRD
Kayceern wrote: Just FYI, I got a text from Fido (see attached), phoned them to see what it’s about and sure enough they’re giving it away for free. Absolutely none out of pocket for 24months. After that, \$10/mo for the 4gb data. But I can cancel it and keep the tablet.
Thanks for the info. It looks like Fido is rolling out another "Free Tablet/Free 4GB data" promotion. I did get one last go-around. :-)
[OP]
Aug 17, 2008
4768 posts
@Kayceern Great news. I'm still in my 15 day trial period and will see it I can get the same offer. Thanks for posting.
Newbie
Dec 23, 2018
70 posts