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[Fido] Get a $0 tablet on a FREE 2-year tablet plan (targeted) (Read Thread Summary)

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Apr 15, 2009
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M-Arkham
K2` wrote: how's this tablet compared to the Samsung Tab A 8.0? (i know smaller screen, but performance wise?)

performance wise, crappier

I got both samsung Tab A and the huawei, and the huawei got a lot more power
2x Zoomer $36 for 5GB , 800min Can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
Sr. Member
Jun 13, 2019
517 posts
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Toronto
NightRider_ wrote: Any one able to get this deal without being targeted
Nope, I tried.. I'm a Fido prepaid user but didn't get the offer..
Penalty Box
Feb 23, 2004
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NightRider_ wrote: Any one able to get this deal without being targeted
Last year I was told no, it needed to be loaded in your account. When I asked about it, I wasn’t eligible. But then I got a text message about it some months later.

This may or may not still be true today.
Jr. Member
Sep 14, 2020
156 posts
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K2` wrote: how's this tablet compared to the Samsung Tab A 8.0? (i know smaller screen, but performance wise?)
Brewmeanie wrote: performance wise, crappier

I got both samsung Tab A and the huawei, and the huawei got a lot more power
I have the Tab A (2018) too and the performance is pretty crappy. Lags quite a bit in Clash Royale and even when browsing the tablet itself. Only has a Adreno 308 GPU. The T5 has the Mali T830 which is 2x better in performance. 1200p vs 800p resolution and Quad 1.4Ghz vs Octa 4x2.36 and 4x1.7.

So the T5 blows the Tab A out of the water. Only concern is the software and it being Huawei. If you have the Tab A (2019), T5 is still better, but not by such a huge margin (GPU only 1.5x better and quad core of 2Ghz for the Tab A)
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Apr 15, 2009
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M-Arkham
well, the samsung is pretty much a ebook reader now, while my T5 is a mobile TV w/ the bell alt TV app.
2x Zoomer $36 for 5GB , 800min Can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
Deal Guru
Feb 13, 2012
13484 posts
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VANCOUVER
NightRider_ wrote: Any one able to get this deal without being targeted
After I logged on to my account, the system would not allow me to add a line with the T5.
Newbie
Dec 19, 2006
26 posts
See attached image. Rep said it wouldn't impact my phone line when I asked about cancelling it.
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Deal Guru
Sep 28, 2010
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Irregular Heptagon
raidencreed wrote: See attached image. Rep said it wouldn't impact my phone line when I asked about cancelling it.
I explicitly asked as well with Fido and was also told that closing my phone lines would have no impact, as long as I kept the tablet line active.

The funny part was that because I asked about it, it triggered him to start the retentions script, but I didn’t have time to deal with that so I said I wasn’t closing any lines, but just asking about it.
2015 wins: Trip for 2 to NYC with airfare, limo, hotel and insurance ($3700); Maple Leafs tickets($250); 32GB HTC One M9 ($700), Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1($200), Samsung Galaxy Note 5($850), Aukey 2 port fast car charger($23), Fitbit Flex ($120), Blue Piston Bluetooth Speaker ($30). 2016 wins: nada
Deal Guru
Sep 28, 2010
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Irregular Heptagon
Received the tablet. It’s ok, but overall meh. My kids like it and it’s free, so no complaints, and the sim is going into an old iPhone for one of the kids to have some connectivity.
2015 wins: Trip for 2 to NYC with airfare, limo, hotel and insurance ($3700); Maple Leafs tickets($250); 32GB HTC One M9 ($700), Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1($200), Samsung Galaxy Note 5($850), Aukey 2 port fast car charger($23), Fitbit Flex ($120), Blue Piston Bluetooth Speaker ($30). 2016 wins: nada
Newbie
Sep 20, 2019
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Sorry if it's a dumb question but after the 24 months is up would I have to pay anything?
Deal Addict
Nov 3, 2006
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Winnipeg
Pompeii wrote: Sorry if it's a dumb question but after the 24 months is up would I have to pay anything?
It would start to charge you for the $10 monthly... you can call to ask for another 24 months, but it depends on what promos they have at that time... normally you should still be able to get it free, but no guarantees as we don't know what the future holds as they may tighten up their generosity by then
Deal Guru
Feb 13, 2012
13484 posts
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VANCOUVER
Just to add my .02. I like my T5 much more than the Tab A. I got the Tab A mainly for the more mobility-friendly size and the larger internal storage. But the T5 is just more premium overall.

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