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Fido Internet 150Mps service for 42.50 (first 12 months)

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Deal Addict
Mar 10, 2014
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TE7 wrote: I'm currently with another cable internet provider. They asked me for modem MAC address and told me that the same is assigned to my account. Issue is definitely in modem and I'll post update after technician complete his visit.
Any update? Curious if it was the modem or the line?
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Jan 29, 2017
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Took about 5 minutes to get my 75MB plan up and running - plug and play. Initial bill has yet to be posted. Hope everything will be all right and thanks for the heads-up about possible billing issues.

Have been getting 100MB DL on the plan so that is nice. Suspect bonus speed wont last much longer.
Member
Jul 8, 2009
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peli33 wrote: Took about 5 minutes to get my 75MB plan up and running - plug and play. Initial bill has yet to be posted. Hope everything will be all right and thanks for the heads-up about possible billing issues.

Have been getting 100MB DL on the plan so that is nice. Suspect bonus speed wont last much longer.
Nah, Speed boost is a permanent thing, they provision the modems very similar to Rogers (fun fact, I actually got a Fido modem when I did a modem swap with rogers a few years back)

On the 150 plan, my friend has been speed boosting to about 300mbit. Honestly a great benefit for general use.
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Apr 13, 2009
810 posts
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jmc111 wrote: Any update? Curious if it was the modem or the line?
Technician replaced defective modem and everything was working OK after that. Speed is 290/16.
Member
Nov 26, 2018
352 posts
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my 50% off 150mbps renewal is coming up in March and CSR on chat told me to check back closer to that date for better deals. he only offered me 25% off over chat. anyone have experience with this?
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Mar 10, 2014
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TE7 wrote: Technician replaced defective modem and everything was working OK after that. Speed is 290/16.
Nice. Mine was still assigned. Either way, it was still a hassle trying to figure out what the issue was. They should have confirmed before sending out their modems and inconveniencing the customers.
Newbie
Dec 29, 2021
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but they are charging modem rental on top correct?
Deal Addict
Mar 10, 2014
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emthree wrote: but they are charging modem rental on top correct?
No they are not. For the 50% deal, it should have been only $42.50 + tax per month.
Newbie
Jun 22, 2017
72 posts
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Brampton, ON
emthree wrote: but they are charging modem rental on top correct?
Its included in the total price. The bill breaks down the cost of the plan vs modem. Basically, at $42.50, you are paying $4 for the modem and $38.50 for the plan.
Sr. Member
Aug 26, 2004
817 posts
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jmc111 wrote: If you tested the Fido modem wifi to hit up to 300mb/s but your router is not, then it's either your router/config or wifi on the computer that is the bottle neck? I am sure you already tried direct connect to the router?
It has nothing to do with the router or with wifi. The modem tops out at 150Mbps, even with a direct connection.
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Mar 10, 2014
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Alexo wrote: It has nothing to do with the router or with wifi. The modem tops out at 150Mbps, even with a direct connection.
The majority on this thread are all getting up to 290mbp/s.
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Aug 26, 2004
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jmc111 wrote: The majority on this thread are all getting up to 290mbp/s.
That's why I am asking if there's a way to replace the modem for one that will support the higher speed.
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2011
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Alexo wrote: That's why I am asking if there's a way to replace the modem for one that will support the higher speed.
Why would they give you a gigabit modem on a theoretically 150 capped plan?
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Mar 14, 2009
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Alexo wrote: That's why I am asking if there's a way to replace the modem for one that will support the higher speed.
You need to use the modem in bridge mode with a good router to get the higher speed.
I am a Zoomer customer.
Newbie
Nov 11, 2019
22 posts
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Thanks! I just checked my most recent Fido bill and they were charging me $8 for the modem rental on the 50% off for 150mbps deal. I contacted Fido via chat and they will be crediting my next invoice for the $4 and reducing my modem rental to $4.
Sr. Member
Nov 22, 2017
833 posts
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Sling wrote: Fido just banned IPTV last week by the looks of it. Everything else works great but IPTV is 100% dead. Turn on VPN and it works great. Anyone else with the same problem?
My IPTV works perfect. You sure it's not your provider?
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Aug 22, 2011
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Grandfather wrote: Thanks! I just checked my most recent Fido bill and they were charging me $8 for the modem rental on the 50% off for 150mbps deal. I contacted Fido via chat and they will be crediting my next invoice for the $4 and reducing my modem rental to $4.
What does it say on the agreement?
This is what I was sent.

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Member
Nov 9, 2007
342 posts
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Scarborough
Previous plan with start.ca 75/5Mbps was still getting 80 this morning.
Switched to Fido this afternoon and none of my devices can pull over 5Mpbs

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