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iPhone 11 $570 over 24 months

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iPhone 11 $570 over 24 months

Fido has the iPhone XS for $24.99 (total $600) or the iPhone 11 for $27.91 - $100 (on third invoice) over 24 months (total $570).

The 11 seems like the better deal if you don’t care about the screen or the camera (newer processor and $100 off) but do you think now is a good time to buy, or will either the 11 or 11 Pro go on clearance soon?
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24 months contract, you mean, how much you have to pay for the monthly plan?
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Regardless, the companies separated the phone from the plan. Plan is $35 for 2gb, which is good enough for my needs! :-)
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Fido has been giving away these "deals" for the last couple of months, trying to clear old overpriced inventory. They're OK deals for the most part, as you get brand new devices, howbeit older model. I believe the Pixel 3XL at $9.99 was their best offering.
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shawnie53 wrote: Regardless, the companies separated the phone from the plan. Plan is $35 for 2gb, which is good enough for my needs! :-)
How did you get $35 for 2GB? I signed up with Fido this week and got $45 for 1GB. The next option was $50 for 2GB+2GB bonus.
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spoolinx86 wrote: How did you get $35 for 2GB? I signed up with Fido this week and got $45 for 1GB. The next option was $50 for 2GB+2GB bonus.
OP is in Quebec with Quebec plans
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spoolinx86 wrote: How did you get $35 for 2GB? I signed up with Fido this week and got $45 for 1GB. The next option was $50 for 2GB+2GB bonus.
Seems like a standard plan in Quebec.
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Also, Fido confirmed the $100 phone credit is in place until the end of September, however there is also an additional $100 bonus on a phone trade in, which expires on August 4.
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forgetpwd wrote: 24 months contract, you mean, how much you have to pay for the monthly plan?
Wished on all these “ pretend deals “ OP’s would explain clearly , it’s the cost of phone per month + a minimum plan cost for a contract of 24 months . There is no such thing as signing up , get a phone cheap and cancel . Those days are gone .
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Alas, yes. No benefit for loyalty anymore. Anyone new can get the same deal as someone who’s been with a carrier for 20 years.

That being said, this is where we are. Think this is a good deal, or better to wait?
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spoolinx86 wrote: Ah okay. Wish I could get that in Ottawa :P
Move to Hull.
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stephroll wrote: Wished on all these “ pretend deals “ OP’s would explain clearly , it’s the cost of phone per month + a minimum plan cost for a contract of 24 months . There is no such thing as signing up , get a phone cheap and cancel . Those days are gone .
This. Plus most plans above $45 already have a "device fee" baked into them automatically. That's why they can offer very cheap phones like the Samsung A51 for $0 upfront with your $50 plan. Assuming the device fee is $5, your maths would be wrong as the true value you're paying for the phone is closer to $690 ($120 over 2 years plus)
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shawnie53 wrote: Regardless, the companies separated the phone from the plan. Plan is $35 for 2gb, which is good enough for my needs! :-)
exactly. if you simply need a new phone (i.e. after 5 years), this is a great way to get one of the newest iphones cheaper than from apple.
you only need to stick with fido for 24 months... and if you haven't switched in the last 5 years, doubt you'd switch in the next 2 :rolleyes:

just my 2cents
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Is this a better deal than the LG Velvet? Pre order deal with Koodo.
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iverson wrote: Is this a better deal than the LG Velvet? Pre order deal with Koodo.
Depends on your priorities.

The iphone 11 is built to last a long time if you care for its glass Front and back well, and will have regular software updates for the next 4-5 years. Apple Stores are there to help if needed. The accessories market is immense for it.

LG makes decent devices, but support will be handled through your carrier. Android updates will not be available for more than 1 year at most. Some view this as a good thing, I don’t.

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Would it be better off waiting for the 12? How much more expensive would it be given any discounts from Fido?
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shawnie53 wrote: Would it be better off waiting for the 12? How much more expensive would it be given any discounts from Fido?
Depends on your needs. The 12 will most likely be 5G. Oled. The 11 will be cleared out cheaper I assume.
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Gangsta101 wrote: This. Plus most plans above $45 already have a "device fee" baked into them automatically. That's why they can offer very cheap phones like the Samsung A51 for $0 upfront with your $50 plan. Assuming the device fee is $5, your maths would be wrong as the true value you're paying for the phone is closer to $690 ($120 over 2 years plus)
You're right from a theoretical point of view, but what difference does that make to the consumer? Fido's plans are the same cost regardless of whether you go BYOD or on Contract (barring offers), so the $5 device fee being "baked in" doesn't really matter since you'll be paying it anyway, even if you bought the phone separately from Amazon.

I still encourage people to go BYOD since you get more flexibility and can squeeze out much better deals from them, but I don't see anything particularly wrong with the math.
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spoolinx86 wrote: How did you get $35 for 2GB? I signed up with Fido this week and got $45 for 1GB. The next option was $50 for 2GB+2GB bonus.
Is that $45 for 1GB just for the phone plan? So not including the phone's monthly payments?

If so, I would probably try to contact Fido in a few months to see if you can get upgraded to a better plan. I'm paying $5 more and get 7 GB more than you with Fido, though I'm BYOD so they tend to offer us more incentives to stick with them.

Just as an FYI, Fido's plans are currently trash since they're trying to upsell new or existing customers to plans more than $50. I've been tracking their prices for a year and they jump around a LOT. I've seen $45-$55 plans vary from 1GB (like yours) to 6GB of data for new customers, which means that you can get a significantly better deal if you had just bought the plan at a different time. It's extremely shady.

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