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YMMV Convert Prepaid to Postpaid, keep your balance, and get free tablet (on tablet plan)!

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[OP]
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Mar 5, 2007
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[Fido] YMMV Convert Prepaid to Postpaid, keep your balance, and get free tablet (on tablet plan)!

VERY YMMV, but perhaps others can get it to?

Summary: I was able to transfer my prepaid balance to postpaid credit, and sign up for a $10/month, 250 min, 250 text BYOD plan, and once that was set up, get my free tablet on a tablet plan!

Long description:

I've had a backup SIM for years now on the Fido $10/month prepaid topup, no included minutes or anything (yes, I know there are cheaper options).

Since I rarely use the plan, I build up quite a balance.

Fido has for years tried to entice me to convert to postpaid, but the offers were always lacklust, and I always would end up loosing my prepaid balance (usually hundreds of dollars).

Well, Fido got me with the following text:

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Switching was a breeze, although the rep did mention about 300 times that the credit wouldn't show up on my Fido account until the second month.

So, I waited for the second month to post this, and all is right in the world!
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Once I had that, I signed up for the tablet plan with free tablet as second line!

Both lines are also Fido Xtra compatible if that is important.

Good luck!
Last edited by repatch on Aug 5th, 2021 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Dec 20, 2018
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winnipeg
welp, the cheapest prepaid plan I can find now is $15 per month
Deal Addict
Oct 27, 2016
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GTA
how does the prepaid plan work? you pay $10 (or $15) per month and once you top-up it carries over?
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thanks to RFD -
Public Mobile 12$ plan
3GB data only plan 0$
Google Pixel 3a XL (koodoo churn)
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Jr. Member
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Nov 21, 2016
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abbotsford
I don’t recal Fido having a $10 prepaid plan, especially not for 250 minutes. The lowest I’ve seen for 75 minutes at $15

Anyone know how I can get in on this $10 plan?
Member
Jun 6, 2017
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gyggyg wrote: I don’t recal Fido having a $10 prepaid plan, especially not for 250 minutes. The lowest I’ve seen for 75 minutes at $15

Anyone know how I can get in on this $10 plan?
OP is saying the 250 min thing is postpaid, not necessarily prepaid
[OP]
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Mar 5, 2007
7206 posts
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ryanrudolf wrote: how does the prepaid plan work? you pay $10 (or $15) per month and once you top-up it carries over?
Prepaid on Fido kinda sucks, they don't have cheap top ups with long expiry periods. I don't at all recommend Fido prepaid.

I topped up $10 every 30 days. It was a pay as you go setup, no preset minutes or texts.
[OP]
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Mar 5, 2007
7206 posts
7142 upvotes
gyggyg wrote: I don’t recal Fido having a $10 prepaid plan, especially not for 250 minutes. The lowest I’ve seen for 75 minutes at $15

Anyone know how I can get in on this $10 plan?
Ahh, sorry for the confusion. I was on a 'pay as you go' plan on prepaid, NO included minutes or texts. The $10/month was purely to keep the account open (since the balance expired in 30 days if you only top up $10).
[OP]
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Mar 5, 2007
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tsx612 wrote: OP is saying the 250 min thing is postpaid, not necessarily prepaid
Correct, my 'plan' on prepaid didn't include any minutes. Sorry about that!
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Oct 27, 2016
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repatch wrote: Prepaid on Fido kinda sucks, they don't have cheap top ups with long expiry periods. I don't at all recommend Fido prepaid.

I topped up $10 every 30 days. It was a pay as you go setup, no preset minutes or texts.
im currently on PM and after discounts its at 12+tax. i stay home most of the time and dont call that much or receive any calls at all lol. i was thinking the $100 fido yearly plan maybe could fit my needs and it will be much cheaper compared to the PM plan im using.

if i understand it correctly, the $100 yearly plan comes with 400 mins and once those minutes are all consumed it goes to 15c /min until the $400 is all used up?

and after a year, top up with $100 again, and whatever leftover from the previous year gets carried over?
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thanks to RFD -
Public Mobile 12$ plan
3GB data only plan 0$
Google Pixel 3a XL (koodoo churn)
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