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LOYALTY : Fido 10gb pulse plan for $80/ month (ontario)

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[Fido] LOYALTY : Fido 10gb pulse plan for $80/ month (ontario)

Fido emailed me this offer, 10gb pulse plan for $80/month.
Talked to the rep to get it and he confirmed it is a loyalty plan offered to existing customers. This plan is considered +15 category. So if you're up for renewal you can get phones on +15 tier and still keep the plan at $80/ month.
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For the less informed, what exactly is 15 tier. Is it the amount of years you've been with them ?
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Maybe include in the title that it's a loyalty/retentions plan, not for the everyday person.
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It's the amount of $$$$ they put on top of your plan if you get a new phone.
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You on current contract?
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Yes. Contract will be up for renewal on November 2017
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This is the exact same deal as the Pulse35 but you have to pay more for your phone upfront. Wouldn't you rather pay less for your phone upfront and finance it over your 2 year contract? I paid $679 for my iPhone 7+ 128GB and got the Pulse35 $100/10GB plan. Seems better to let Fido take the hit now and let me pay interest free for 2 years. Am I wrong?
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So this is only for Ontario? What about other provinces?
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BabaBocher wrote: This is the exact same deal as the Pulse35 but you have to pay more for your phone upfront. Wouldn't you rather pay less for your phone upfront and finance it over your 2 year contract? I paid $679 for my iPhone 7+ 128GB and got the Pulse35 $100/10GB plan. Seems better to let Fido take the hit now and let me pay interest free for 2 years. Am I wrong?
If you're getting an iPhone that makes sense. But saving $542 in over 2 years for $0 phones is not bad at all.
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2Sedins1Cup wrote: So this is only for Ontario? What about other provinces?
I'm from Ontario. Better confirm with a fido rep for other provinces.
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Agreed. Can't argue with that. lol, kinda forgot about the world outside of iPhones. My bad.
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I'm interested in this plan for sure as my current setup (with the 6 gig legacy plan I've been holding onto for about a decade) is over $100/month and I'm incurring data overages fairly consistently.

A few questions for those in the know:

1/ Are the overage fees on this plan capped in any way, or is it $5/100 megs no matter how much you go over? I think right now I'm on some sort of flex-data setup when I go over my 6 gigs which keeps the overage fees tolerable. I'm just thinking that if I accidentally use 11 gigs one month on this new plan, wowzers...$50 in overages, and go over a few gigs and next thing you know you have a $500 cellphone bill. I use a lot of data as I spend 100% of my workday away from WiFi.

2/ I don't understand the "tier 15" thing. I want to upgrade to the iPhone 8 this fall and expect it to be about $1000 - what will this result in me paying for the phone on contract?

3/ Is this still FidoDollars eligible? I have about $200 Fidodollars now and have been saving them up for the iphone8 upgrade this fall, so I don't want to loose them, and I'd like to keep collecting them as I currently am.
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I was on this plus 15 plan $80/10GB.
I had the option to take Plus 35 for $100/100GB and get even more discount on the iPhone 7 plus.

I changed to $40/4GB on BF.

But end up I settled with the $60/6GB BYOD on Boxing Day. Considering my usage, I don't need Spotify or fido roam and average is 3.5-4.5GB. The $60/6GB and buying the phone out right makes most sense for me.

Long story short. Here is what you should do.
1) see what is the actually usage and features you need
2) comparing the monthly difference $ x 24 VS the tab(discount)

going into a contract might save you $40 over two years and interest free. Unlocking cost $50. If you know you can commit to the phone for 2 years, don't need an unlock phone, don't have/want to spend a big chunk of cash, and will benefit from features of the more expensive plan, go for a 24 months term.

If not, just buy and unlock iPhone out right and don't get tie up in a contract so you can always jump on better deals even with a different company depends on your priority
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dealyou wrote: I was on this plus 15 plan $80/10GB.
I had the option to take Plus 35 for $100/100GB and get even more discount on the iPhone 7 plus.

I changed to $40/4GB on BF.

But end up I settled with the $60/6GB BYOD on Boxing Day. Considering my usage, I don't need Spotify or fido roam and average is 3.5-4.5GB. The $60/6GB and buying the phone out right makes most sense for me.

Long story short. Here is what you should do.
1) see what is the actually usage and features you need
2) comparing the monthly difference $ x 24 VS the tab(discount)

going into a contract might save you $40 over two years and interest free. Unlocking cost $50. If you know you can commit to the phone for 2 years, don't need an unlock phone, don't have/want to spend a big chunk of cash, and will benefit from features of the more expensive plan, go for a 24 months term.

If not, just buy and unlock iPhone out right and don't get tie up in a contract so you can always jump on better deals even with a different company depends on your priority
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Before moving to another plan promo here's what to consider
* first thing to check is your usage do I really need it? And spend additional $amount. It you just want to take advantage of the promo then your wireless provider is taking advance of you.
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Wow 10gb? Curious, what uses up so much data per month? I know when I watch YouTube videos that burns through a lot of data.
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Oatmeal wrote: Wow 10gb? Curious, what uses up so much data per month? I know when I watch YouTube videos that burns through a lot of data.
I still have a 6GB $30 Plan with a $50 voice plan. And I usually have WIFI at work and at home. But one month, I almost went over and that's when I didn't connect to WIFI at work. A lot of what I did was snapchat and youtube.

I got a different email - mine was 10GB for $100 :( Maybe I'll see if they can give me the 10GB for $80. I'm up for renewal on in September. Do you think they can renew me now?? Or is there like a 6 month rule or something

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I have the same plan, was lucky to get a max subsidy before they changed it. I actually use a lot of data. I'm half way through and used 4.7GB. I mostly stream spotify, update IG, snapchat, facebook, do the web browsing, and google maps. Youtube I still do occasionally, but usually on Wi-Fi as I know that drains it a lot.

EDIT: I know someone that goes back and forth from Saskatchewan to BC. He needs internet but obviously no way of getting a "home service" so he signs up on Bell and got like a 30GB plan but it's not enough so he deliberately added lines in order to add the 30GB add on. He has like 4 lines with 120GB which is about average for a home use internet. The bill is surprisingly not bad as it's SK plan.
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Oatmeal wrote: Wow 10gb? Curious, what uses up so much data per month? I know when I watch YouTube videos that burns through a lot of data.
People like myself that work on the road and don't have the option of connecting to Wifi for 8-10 hours a day use a lot. I use a lot of navigation apps, web browsing, and occasionally download podcasts and such over cellular as well.
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For sure, if that amount of data use is for work it makes sense. Probably could even get a portion of the cost covered by the employer. Maybe even claim a portion on tax return.

It's a damb good thing I don't require data for my work.
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