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[Fido] Wireless Home Phone $10 inc. Call Waiting/CF for current customers

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[Fido] Wireless Home Phone $10 inc. Call Waiting/CF for current customers

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Hey guys,

Fido is now offering home phone for $10 that also includes Call Waiting and Call Forwarding (used to be a $2 add-on) I just successfully called to switch from the old $10 plan.

This is for current Fido customers only or customers that will sign up for their wireless service aswell.
$30/month otherwise.

Device cost $40 (was $30), you can use your fido dollars.

History on the service:
$10 at launch (without Call Waiting/Call Forwarding -$2 add-on)
increased to $20 few months back (but includes the add-on above)
now lowered back to $10 (with add-on)

Non-Fido customers $30/month since launch




For more info, refer to this old thread: fido-wireless-home-phone-10-20-current- ... h-1363803/

Rogers has the same deal but as far as i know, ymmv, awhile ago they won't let you sign up for their wireless home phone if their voip service is available in that area.
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Newbie
Mar 15, 2010
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Anyone knows what this is for? Can I bring the device with me and use it in multi locations? It only require a SIM card, usnt that same as a mobile phone? And $10 per month?
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Jul 8, 2010
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How's the quality compared to Bell landline and is this a bait and switch where the price is gonna go up in a month after signing up?
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pricing is different from province to province. it was $10 then they upped it up to 20 for ontario. but now i see they have brought it back down to $10/month for a limited time

anyways, here is the old thread

fido-wireless-home-phone-10-20-current- ... +homephone

this new $10 pricing now includes Call Forwarding3, Call Waiting and Conference Call. i was paying $2 extra for this add on, going to call in for a change
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dankup wrote: How's the quality compared to Bell landline and is this a bait and switch where the price is gonna go up in a month after signing up?
The price has been $10 since introduction in July 2013, but you're right to be concerned about future increases. There is absolutely nothing stopping Rogers/Fido from increasing your monthly rate to standard market levels. Expect a $5 increase later this year, followed by another a year later.
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Nov 23, 2008
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I have had this service since last summer. Still paying $10 a month. Phone quality is excellent. You need a home phone device which now costs $40. The SIM is locked to the home phone device.

I hear you can get a $5 a month tablet plan, and then get this service. Not bad for $15. Certainly incentive to give Bell the heave ho.

EDIT: My bad, data only services excluded.
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Dec 21, 2004
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I've had the service for about 6 months and I use it for business calls when I work from home. No issues so far and no one can tell I'm on a cellular based service. $10 for an additional line is fantastic for me especially when I can use a normal cordless phone!
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I switched over about 4 months ago when it was $10 month from a Bell landline. We have noticed zero difference in call quality. The only thing is the caller id name doesn't show up...just the phone number. But for a $30 savings I can live with it. Recommended.
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As far as I know, this is a new deal because i've never seen Fido offer this for $10 with Call Waiting and Call Forwarding, albeit for current Fido customers.
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Jun 25, 2010
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Anyone know if this gives you a listing on 411 (or whatnot)?

Any discount if you have multiple mobile plans with them? (ex. 10% off)
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IOwnAndPwnU wrote: Anyone know if this gives you a listing on 411 (or whatnot)?

Any discount if you have multiple mobile plans with them? (ex. 10% off)
i dont see any credits on my bills. you'd only be getting $1 off anyways
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I get the use scenario for Call Waiting, like a very busy phone line where you spend a lot of time on the phone, allowing you to quickly answer additional incoming calls.

What is the typical scenario for Call Forwarding? Is it automated?
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Oct 13, 2013
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I signed my parents up for this deal yesterday. You can use your fidodollars to pay for the $40 device.

The CSR also offered a bonus $50 account credit after 90 days. Really good deal for those who still want a home phone.
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Apr 17, 2012
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razr769 wrote: I signed my parents up for this deal yesterday. You can use your fidodollars to pay for the $40 device.

The CSR also offered a bonus $50 account credit after 90 days. Really good deal for those who still want a home phone.
how much they charge you per month as a new customer? $10 or $30??
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Thanks OP! I just switched over my plan from the original $10 plan to this new $10 plan which is exactly the same but now includes CF & CW & conference call.

This is great because my mother-in-law is always in the phone*and I*can never get through when I call home. Now with call-waiting I can get through (assuming she picks up).
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rianca wrote: there is an open thread about this for almost a year
fido-wireless-home-phone-10-20-current- ... h-1363803/
No. This is different. They lowered the price back to $10 from $20 for a limited time but now it includes more features then the original $10 plan. So this requires a new thread as it is a new deal.
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chimaican wrote: No. This is different. They lowered the price back to $10 from $20 for a limited time but now it includes more features then the original $10 plan. So this requires a new thread as it is a new deal.
I did the same change of plans but even though it suppose to be changed immediately, still don't have call waiting

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