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Fido Extra. Why I'm back with them.

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Fido Extra. Why I'm back with them.

I signed up for the free two Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 2020 & 4GB for $10. I'm giving them to my girl's sister and niece for Christmas.

Today, I got a free Veggie Burger & Poutine from Harvey's. Reminded me why I stop going but free nonetheless. LOL

I also got $10 free iTunes gift card for simply using pre-authorized payment. I bought Christopher Nolan's latest, TENET.

Fido Extra is pretty amazing especially if you can take advantage of the offers. It makes up their parent company, Rogers.
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Hrmm... I was tempted by their current promo on the Pixel 4a 5g ($20 a month with $0 down)... With a $55 12gb plan currently being offered, I'd only be 3gb less per month than what I'm currently getting with Koodo. Tempting, tempting...
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I almost never took advantage of those Extra deals. However, I did sometimes use the Fido Data unlimited hours.

However. I couldn't pass up the $50 20 GB Rogers EPP plan, esp. since I want to try out 5G and may add an Apple Watch. I bought myself (Rogers) and my wife (Telus) cellular Apple Watches for Dec. 25. Both of us are on EPP plans.
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Free is good. When it started, it seemed like they copied T-Mobile Tuesdays. T-Mobile does weekly giveaways.

I'm with T-Mobile US and I get free MLB.tv every year - I use to pay for this so it's worth about $100 to me. I also got free Pandora and some other streaming services. Plus every week there is some free food - it's either a Whopper, Dunkin, Popeyes, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, Papa John's or some other random chain restaurant. They also give out branded merchandise. I have beach towels, socks, umbrellas, barbecue paraphernalia, sunglasses, mugs, a pencil case, hats, and more.

The former CEO, John Legere was quite the character - he had long hair, his own emoji and only wore T-Mobile branded clothing - much of which were the giveaways. He also had a weekly Facebook cooking show, Slow Cooker Sunday. He was a big part of the brand and still is today to some degree after he left TMobile earlier this year.

But I think the best thing that they gave away was free data. There used to be a Free Data for Life plan that gave the user 200mb of tablet data monthly. The intro offer was 5gb of data for $10 that was valid for five months. It was supposed to be one time and for one device but some were able to renew it and use it on different devices. I had the 5gb/$10/five month deal from 2015 until 2019. I still have the 200mb of free monthly data after they closed the cheap data loophole. The data plan also works in Canada and Mexico. I could imagine if Fido did this. RFDers would have 100 accounts each! Face With Tears Of Joy
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I never really found the perks all that useful. I signed up for preauthorized payment by default and never got the iTunes offer.

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