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

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aasoror wrote:
Aug 28th, 2019 10:56 pm
Yup, it's a feature that was dropped with the new 4GB plans.
Not that it matters much now but they also terminated incoming texts even on some old 3GB plans that had it. (At least they did on mine for a few months before they upgraded me to 4GB.) It seems that like everything else at Fido this is YMMV.
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on my 100% free plan it says in the plan on the app: Tablet promotion $0.00

on my 7.50$ (50%off for 2yrs) it says Data Only plan
$0.00 yet im paying 7.50 a month!

i only got the free one year 100% off sms on that tablet promotion account


is this similar to anyone who has 2 or more plans? tia
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My plans are all "Network access plan $0.00/mo" with an add-on "Data only plan 15.00/mo"

Before there definitely was the word "flex", but I do not recall exact wordong, and they were renamed at some point.
I wonder if behaviour wrt SMS is different fpr differently named plans?
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My mom had large balance from her prepaid account, wondering if I can transfer her to a postpaid and use the transferred account credits to pay out this data plan for her?

Or even better, can I have the data plan port in her prepaid number? In that way she doesn't need a separated plan to keep her number alive

Thanks in advance
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Tichi wrote:
Aug 31st, 2019 9:03 am
My plans are all "Network access plan $0.00/mo" with an add-on "Data only plan 15.00/mo"

Before there definitely was the word "flex", but I do not recall exact wordong, and they were renamed at some point.
My original tablet plans went from mobile flex rate, to mobile internet rate, to network access always retaining voice and sms capabilities.
I wonder if behaviour wrt SMS is different fpr differently named plans?
Well, all older plans (regardless of name) had the function enabled by default, all these plans are currently grandfathered, the new tablet plan (only one people can sign up to now) has no SMS/Voice component (not only disabled by default but also can't be enabled without changing the actual plan).
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frankykw wrote:
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My mom had large balance from her prepaid account, wondering if I can transfer her to a postpaid and use the transferred account credits to pay out this data plan for her?
Yes, account credit goes towards the bill.
Or even better, can I have the data plan port in her prepaid number? In that way she doesn't need a separated plan to keep her number alive
If they allow you to do that she would lose the number for good because data-plan now has no voice/sms capabilities (so no one would be able to reach her on that number), instead you might want to consider porting her prepaid number to a VoIP service (after you get the dataplan).
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bylo wrote:
Aug 29th, 2019 1:01 am
Not that it matters much now but they also terminated incoming texts even on some old 3GB plans that had it. (At least they did on mine for a few months before they upgraded me to 4GB.) It seems that like everything else at Fido this is YMMV.
ours are still working (at least last time I checked).
With that said, got a spam SMS on the new 4GB number couple of days ago (which I already verified can't receive external SMS), seems Fido is selling internal access to spammers or spammers hacked in Fido's internal messaging system ;)
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aasoror wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 2:04 am
ours are still working (at least last time I checked).
With that said, got a spam SMS on the new 4GB number couple of days ago (which I already verified can't receive external SMS), seems Fido is selling internal access to spammers or spammers hacked in Fido's internal messaging system ;)
Thanks for the DP. When I get back to Canada I'll start the process to try to get them to restore incoming SMS -- which is included in the Ts and Cs of my plan! -- so I can do 2FA at TD Bank. If I get resistance then I'll escalate to CCTS.
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aasoror wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 1:59 am
If they allow you to do that she would lose the number for good because data-plan now has no voice/sms capabilities (so no one would be able to reach her on that number), instead you might want to consider porting her prepaid number to a VoIP service (after you get the dataplan).
That's assuming she wants to be reached on that number, though - if she just wanted to prevent it from going to someone else that might work...
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aasoror wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 1:56 am
My original tablet plans went from mobile flex rate, to mobile internet rate, to network access always retaining voice and sms capabilities.


Well, all older plans (regardless of name) had the function enabled by default, all these plans are currently grandfathered, the new tablet plan (only one people can sign up to now) has no SMS/Voice component (not only disabled by default but also can't be enabled without changing the actual plan).
Out of curiosity, what is fhe name for the new 4GB plan?
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Tichi wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 5:51 pm
Out of curiosity, what is fhe name for the new 4GB plan?
As far as I can tell from the My Account web site, "Data Only Plan - 4GB"
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Tichi wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 5:51 pm
Out of curiosity, what is fhe name for the new 4GB plan?
"Data Only Plan - 4GB"
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bylo wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 2:43 am
If I get resistance then I'll escalate to CCTS.
Unless you will have the SIM strictly in a tablet I would be careful escalating this ;) Fido can be very unforgiving if they want to.
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aasoror wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 7:42 pm
Unless you will have the SIM strictly in a tablet I would be careful escalating this ;) Fido can be very unforgiving if they want to.
Why do I get the impression that I am one of a minority of people actually using this in a tablet?
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VivienM wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2019 8:35 pm
Why do I get the impression that I am one of a minority of people actually using this in a tablet?
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Everyone is using this in a tablet, it's just some have smaller tablets than others ;)

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