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

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Newbie
Nov 12, 2017
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I currently have 3 GB with no other plans or lines with Fido. I asked if they would upgrade me to 4GB but said I would have to buy another line before they would consider it. This was done through chat.
I'll try again.
Newbie
Jan 16, 2019
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will888, do you have another cell phone plan? I have 2 data only plans for half a year. Just contact an agent, she said mine is ineligible because I do not have a postpaid cell plan. so she cannot give me promotion :(

Thanks
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Dec 19, 2011
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max011 wrote:
May 13th, 2019 1:02 pm
As da man said: It's about Android version, NOT hardware...

Thanks.

figured i would be better off returning the mediapad t5 and instead take the 8 inch samsung pad a (32gb internal storage vs 16gb on t5) given the shortcomings of t5.
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swordman2000 wrote:
May 12th, 2019 7:08 pm
I hate to be a bother, but can someone be kind enough to let me know where in GTA North can I get such a plan activated as a non-Fido customer? I want a confirmed source as I spoken to a few Fido shop and they all denied me.
Go back to fido store with a Starbucks latte and try again.
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PhuongThaoN92617 wrote:
May 13th, 2019 1:20 pm
will888, do you have another cell phone plan? I have 2 data only plans for half a year. Just contact an agent, she said mine is ineligible because I do not have a postpaid cell plan. so she cannot give me promotion :(

Thanks
I have never been a Fido cellular customer ever. Back when obtained these data plans, I don't recall having a cellular plan being a requirement for getting the plans. Recently, there has been greater emphasis on this requirement. As I said, this requirement seems to be something that is enforced manually which means results can be YMMV as people here are reporting. If you don't like the answer you got from one agent, the next agent may give you a totally different one. That said, I have not asked for an upgrade from 3GB to 4GB plan. I can get by with 3GB for free, not greedy enough to push for 4GB. I will let the more energetic ones trail blaze a path that I may consider taking in the future if and when needed.
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Feb 8, 2016
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I had the 3GB plan for $15 for 100% discount for 1 year and it just expired this month. I called them and asked them for any promotions or if they can extend the 100% discount. They told me that the 100% discount is a one time thing so all they can offer is 50% off for 2 years. I said sure! But also asked about the 3GB to 4GB data plan they have right now. They opened a ticket for me in which they are going to transfer my 3G data plan to a 4G data plan for $15 and then manually add in the 50% discount. Told me to call back in 10 days to confirm that it was done.

2 days later: I got a text message from Fido saying that they gave me the 100% discount for 1 year !

Edit note: I only have 1 data plan with Fido and no phone plan. I spoke to them by phone and not by chat.
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Nov 12, 2017
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Tig623 wrote:
May 13th, 2019 5:23 pm
I had the 3GB plan for $15 for 100% discount for 1 year and it just expired this month. I called them and asked them for any promotions or if they can extend the 100% discount. They told me that the 100% discount is a one time thing so all they can offer is 50% off for 2 years. I said sure! But also asked about the 3GB to 4GB data plan they have right now. They opened a ticket for me in which they are going to transfer my 3G data plan to a 4G data plan for $15 and then manually add in the 50% discount. Told me to call back in 10 days to confirm that it was done.

2 days later: I got a text message from Fido saying that they gave me the 100% discount for 1 year !

Edit note: I only have 1 data plan with Fido and no phone plan. I spoke to them by phone and not by chat.
Thanks. I'll try calling!
(I tried twice by chat to see if they could move me from the 3 GB to 4 GB and they said no.) They also said that the 4 GB plan is incompatible with the 100% discount)
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Feb 8, 2016
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stizarch wrote:
May 13th, 2019 5:29 pm
Thanks. I'll try calling!
(I tried twice by chat to see if they could move me from the 3 GB to 4 GB and they said no.) They also said that the 4 GB plan is incompatible with the 100% discount)
Good luck! I wasn't even expecting the 100% discount cause he told me no. But I got the text from Fido confirming it. I might just call again just to make sure!
Newbie
Sep 28, 2016
13 posts
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are you guys able to receive sms with this plan, i signed up last week and never got any sms, customer support / chat support all say your not suppose to be able to receive sms with the tablet plans but it seems some people have been ?
Newbie
Nov 12, 2017
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xjhones wrote:
May 13th, 2019 5:56 pm
are you guys able to receive sms with this plan, i signed up last week and never got any sms, customer support / chat support all say your not suppose to be able to receive sms with the tablet plans but it seems some people have been ?
Then they are wrong. You can send and receive sms. You wouldn't want to send sms though, because it'd be expensive.
Newbie
Sep 28, 2016
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i was thinking that too , at least to receive text messages would be nice
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stizarch wrote:
May 13th, 2019 6:33 pm
Then they are wrong. You can send and receive sms. You wouldn't want to send sms though, because it'd be expensive.
I also am unable to receive SMS despite many, many phone calls to support.
Newbie
Nov 12, 2017
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Tig623 wrote:
May 13th, 2019 5:41 pm
Good luck! I wasn't even expecting the 100% discount cause he told me no. But I got the text from Fido confirming it. I might just call again just to make sure!
In summary, I did 2 chats and 2 calls and finally I'll get 50% discount and upgrade from 3GB to 4GB.

The last call took me 1 hour.

Well, I'm satisfied.

Note, I was polite with every call. I didn't need to speak to a supervisor.
I simply advised that my discount was ending, asked if they could extend it or had anything better. 3 out of 4 times they said it couldn't be done and I thanked them for their time and ended the conversation.

I made all the calls/chats on the same day! I spaced them out by a few hours every time.
Newbie
May 1, 2017
96 posts
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If you have old phone you can trade and get upto 100$ bill credit when You active or upgrade with tablet. Old working phone . Make sure its power on and no damage.
Trade will work only instore.

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