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[Fido] 4GB LTE Data Plan $15, BYOD, no contract (Read OP & Thread Summary 1st)

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aasoror wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 11:24 pm
There is a way around it .. it starts with reading the OP and thread summary.
Thanks, Fido is out of the LG tablet, is the Samsung tab A the one to get now?
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zzricezz wrote:
Mar 19th, 2019 10:43 am
Thanks, Fido is out of the LG tablet, is the Samsung tab A the one to get now?
Unfortunately none of the remaining tablets are anywhere nearly as good as the LG G Pad. I've been waiting and will continue to wait for a worthy successor.

1. I suppose if you don't want to wait you could get one of the other models, flip it on Kijiji, then use the money to subsidize a better tablet, or,
2. If iOS is an option for you, consider getting a iPad. Not free, but "subsidized." And less "work" than flipping an Android tablet.
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Anyone get this deal in southern New Brunswick? Trying to help a friend
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Coycyutus wrote:
Mar 19th, 2019 1:05 pm
Anyone get this deal in southern New Brunswick? Trying to help a friend
Try going to a retail store that sells the Fido services.
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Public Mobile 2016 fall promo, $23/1GB, $38/5GB, $28 RBC 5GB promo
Fido $0.00/3GB+tablet
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I tried searching but couldn't find great info. Is this plan compatible with the MF275R? Anyone already doing this? Any info would be appreciated!
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yurong wrote:
Mar 19th, 2019 9:27 am
One account, two tablet plans, two free tablets, two 12months free that expired March 3rd. Called the customer service number, politely inquired about available loyalty discounts, was offered tablet upgrades which I declined, was then offered 50% off for two years, which I gladly accepted. Thanks OP and thanks Redflagdeals.
The 50% 2yr promo is a better value, it equates to $360 in savings on my two lines, savings I can apply to purchasing an iPad Mini 5. I don’t need two tablets and would end up selling them anyways. Not sure the new 50% discount would cover overage charges like my previous 100% 1yr promo did for up to $50.
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Mar 19th, 2019 5:41 pm
Not sure the new 50% discount would cover overage charges like my previous 100% 1yr promo did for up to $50.
It wouldn't.
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Torontogeekster wrote:
Mar 19th, 2019 5:40 pm
I tried searching but couldn't find great info. Is this plan compatible with the MF275R? Anyone already doing this? Any info would be appreciated!
From the MF275R specs page

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HSPA+/HSPA Bands : 850/1900 MHz
LTE Bands : 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, 13
Fido bands

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UMTS (HSPA+/HSPA)
B2 (1900 PCS)	
B5 (850)	

LTE
B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)	
B7 (2600)	
B17 (700 bc)	
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I called Fido but the rep said that I am not targeted for the 50% discount.
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KenChan1 wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 12:01 am
I called Fido but the rep said that I am not targeted for the 50% discount.
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aasoror wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 6:37 pm
If you are going to try this soon don't go back to chat, phone in and ask for retention, explain that several of your friends managed to get the discount and that you are considering other options as your current discount comes to an end (might want to mention the worldline $20/5GB offer for leverage) and are just calling to see what they can offer before going elsewhere.

Good luck
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My question was does this plan work with this device? I have read before that its for a phone or tablet. Can anyone confirm that it works with this modem?
Thanks!

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Mar 19th, 2019 7:57 pm
From the MF275R specs page

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HSPA+/HSPA Bands : 850/1900 MHz
LTE Bands : 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, 13
Fido bands

Code: Select all

UMTS (HSPA+/HSPA)
B2 (1900 PCS)	
B5 (850)	

LTE
B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)	
B7 (2600)	
B17 (700 bc)	
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Seems rather challenging, at least for me, to get a promo tablet to go along with my new 2yr 50% plan, since I don’t have an actual mobile phone account with Fido. Wonder if I can open an BYOB $35 plan, then call back to get one of the promo free tablet, or get it at a Fido store/kiosk?
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Torontogeekster wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 8:12 am
My question was does this plan work with this device? I have read before that its for a phone or tablet. Can anyone confirm that it works with this modem?
Thanks!
Your question was "Is this plan compatible with the MF275R?" and the answer is "yes (as long as it's unlocked) because the device and Fido's network bands match".
Fido hasn't implemented any restrictions on this plan that's the reason it works with phones despite being sold as a "tablet data only plan" (whatever you read before about the plan being for "a phone or tablet" is incorrect).
You are welcome!
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plucky duck wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 9:30 am
Wonder if I can open an BYOB $35 plan, then call back to get one of the promo free tablet, or get it at a Fido store/kiosk?
Last resort but should work :)
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The 100% discount for Fido's 3GB Data only Tablet plan is back.

Mine, from last year, expired recently and so I opened up a chat session with their support and they told me that they would be able to apply it again.

The agent, at first, told me that I was NOT eligible because I already had it but then the agent, on their own accord, asked their floor support and the floor support came back with a new offer that the agent didn't know about. The agent said "there is a 100% off offer has recently opened" and so the agent applied it for me.

Maybe this is YMMV, I do not know for sure but I was able to get it.

I hope as many people as possible are able to get this offer!

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