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Naveedx wrote: BYOD plan. $50/month ONLY for the first six months. They're pulling the same BS that Best Buy managers pull since it doesn't state anywhere on there that it's only for the first six months.

Koodo and Virgin have the exact same offer as well.
This is good to know.
Does the store let you know it's only for 6 months, or you get a surprise bill in month 7 and you're SOL?
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Just got a very good offer from Fido tonight after I ported out my number to Public Mobile. Basically the same 4GB, unlim talk/text. $60/month + $150 down for an iPhone 7 on 2 year contract. Just started my 3 month 12GB plan with PM yesterday :|.
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mobifree wrote: This is good to know.
Does the store let you know it's only for 6 months, or you get a surprise bill in month 7 and you're SOL?
It depends on the employee I guess. I know when I worked at BB, most of the scumbags I worked with wouldn't bother telling customers these things since all they cared about was making sure their monthly numbers looked good.
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kanata2004 wrote: Nice. How can I get it in ottawa?
Go to Pacific Mall in Markham, Ontario.
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If Koodo also has this offer, go Koodo since there is $50 referral bonus.
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anyone seeing this out in BC or Vancouver
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Naveedx wrote: BYOD plan. $50/month ONLY for the first six months. They're pulling the same BS that Best Buy managers pull since it doesn't state anywhere on there that it's only for the first six months.

Koodo and Virgin have the exact same offer as well.
such a scam.
more of a scam of the pacific mall sign - they don't even put $50 for the first six months - that's 100% meant to intentionally mislead people.
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Just confirmed with my friend who is a manager at a Fido store.

This is the plan that Fido is offering and if you are a new customer, you will get $10 off for 6 months.
New activations/customers only. Doesn't apply to plan change etc or existing customers.

This is pretty good because Canada Wide is always a bonus. I have unlimited but never reached 1000 Minutes. I don't think anyone will nowadays unless they use their phone for calling " customer services" because those takes 40 mins+ per call
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Never forget to get a referral to offset the transaction and/or SIM card fee.
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Meant to type more info at time of posting but was busy negotiating etc..

Long story short I ended up signing 2 lines on 2 years contracts. I missed the rogers deal and was ready to move ahead with the $50 for 6 months, which by the way can be negotiated to be forever the couple beside me was able to after I heard them mention it. I did ask them about it after and they showed me the contract. I could have gotten the same but after talking to sales person they did have multiple promotions going on that aligned with what I wanted. Promotions they had were the following:

Double your data 2GB = 4GB on new contracts
$75 Trade-in value fido blackbook offer
$100 Trade-in value fido offer

I needed 2 lines mine and my wife's

$75 + $67.50 = $161 taxes in

8GB Data
Enhanced Voicemail
Caller ID
1000 International Minutes to 8 Countries Every Month
Roam Like Home
After 5pm Unlimited Canada Wide MMS, Calls

Keep in mind I'm coming from a very painful (Rogers) plan:

2 lines = $190 (taxes in)
4GB Data
3 Slot Voicemail
Caller ID
Unlimited Everything after 6pm

The salesperson also gave credits for

1 x $10.00 sim card
1 x $10.00 sim card
1 x $15.00 new line activation
1 x $15.00 new line activation
1 x $50 unlocking fee (not sure what the heck this is but its a line item in the fido contract)
1 x $50 unlocking fee (not sure what the heck this is but its a line item in the fido contract)
1 x 175.00 for my banged, scratched, chipped nexus 6 (not 6P)
About $200 of accessories (cases and screen protectors for both phones, car chargers, car mounts, portable chargers)

Hard to believe so I uploaded bill of sale with all the credits. I was fairly happy paying a now lower monthly rate and didn't have to spend extra to cancel current plan.

I also had to backup and wipe my phone on the spot not ideal but was pretty smooth for the most part.

Shows all credits and trade in credit

Screenshots of credits listed
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jdmkidd wrote: Meant to type more info at time of posting but was busy negotiating etc..

Long story short I ended up signing 2 lines on 2 years contracts. I missed the rogers deal and was ready to move ahead with the $50 for 6 months, which by the way can be negotiated to be forever the couple beside me was able to after I heard them mention it. I did ask them about it after and they showed me the contract. I could have gotten the same but after talking to sales person they did have multiple promotions going on that aligned with what I wanted. Promotions they had were the following:

Double your data 2GB = 4GB on new contracts
$75 Trade-in value fido blackbook offer
$100 Trade-in value fido offer

I needed 2 lines mine and my wife's

$75 + $67.50 = $161 taxes in

8GB Data
Enhanced Voicemail
Caller ID
1000 International Minutes to 8 Countries Every Month
Roam Like Home
After 5pm Unlimited Canada Wide MMS, Calls

Keep in mind I'm coming from (Rogers):

2 lines = $190 (taxes in)
4GB Data
3 Slot Voicemail
Caller ID
Unlimited Everything after 6pm

The salesperson also gave credits for

1 x $10.00 sim card
1 x $10.00 sim card
1 x $15.00 new line activation
1 x $15.00 new line activation
1 x $50 unlocking fee (not sure what the heck this is but its a line item in the fido contract)
1 x $50 unlocking fee (not sure what the heck this is but its a line item in the fido contract)
1 x 175.00 for my banged, scratched, chipped nexus 6 (not 6P)
About $200 of accessories (cases and screen protectors for both phones, car chargers, car mounts, portable chargers)

Hard to believe so I uploaded bill of sale with all the credits. I was fairly happy paying a now lower monthly rate and didn't have to spend extra to cancel current plan.

I also had to backup and wipe my phone on the spot not ideal but was pretty smooth for the most part.

Shows all credits and trade in credit

Screenshots of credits listed
what phone did you get?

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Line 1 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 2 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 3 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11
Line 4 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11


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I got the 32GB Very Silver Google Pixel XL and my wife wanted the S7 32gb
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jdmkidd wrote: I got the 32GB Very Silver Google Pixel XL and my wife wanted the S7 32gb
Both phone are for $0 with 2 years contract?

Freedom Mobile
Line 1 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 2 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 3 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11
Line 4 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11


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So what are the 8 countries ?
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toyopl wrote: So what are the 8 countries ?
For a limited time, get Bonus 1,000 International Long Distance Minutes to India, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Italy, Mexico, Australia and Taiwan.

Freedom Mobile
Line 1 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 2 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 3 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11
Line 4 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11


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tddoucette wrote: Just got a very good offer from Fido tonight after I ported out my number to Public Mobile. Basically the same 4GB, unlim talk/text. $60/month + $150 down for an iPhone 7 on 2 year contract. Just started my 3 month 12GB plan with PM yesterday :|.
I would bite on this. But only if could sort out roaming issues when inside their LTE listed area on coverage map.
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Fido is very good, I switched from Rogers in the last November.
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