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Fido offering 3 GB of data for $15 a month
September 5, 2016
2:42 pm
bridonca
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Till the end of the month, Fido is offering 3 GB of data for $15 a month on their tablet plan. The Fido SIM should work on Speakout phones without requiring an unlock code. The promotion ends Sept 30th.

http://www.fido.ca/consumer/tablets

December 6, 2016
11:23 am
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I visited this page looking for someone to comment on this specific thing. 711 SO has become so obsolete, am I the only one thinking of leaving SO for someone else? The data charges are uncompetitive in comparison to things on the market.

December 6, 2016
12:04 pm
iamdrumming
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I agree that data with SpeakOut is not competitive with other providers. I disagree with the comment that SpeakOut "has become so obsolete" However, it is perfect for people like me who don't need data. They started out as a low cost/no frills carrier. No other carrier offers a service where $25 (for talk/text) can last a year.

December 6, 2016
4:31 pm
pdops
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With a dual sim phone couldn't you have the advantage of both?

December 8, 2016
11:43 am
bridonca
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pdops said

With a dual sim phone couldn't you have the advantage of both?

Dual SIM phones are generally awful though. You can either use one SIM at a time, or one of the SIM radios is GSM only. Better off with 2 phones.

December 9, 2016
3:56 pm
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This deal is back again and even better now. Check here for more details.

On till Jan 3 or 10th depending on where you look.

Basically you can get a free tablet now (LG G Pad III), and if you play your cards right, a free $50 Best Buy gift card, and if you know someone on Fido already, a $25 referral bonus for both of you.

I just signed up. No complaints so far about the service though there was quite a bit of effort to convince the Best Buy sales guy that this deal even existed but after he called into Fido (twice!), they got it all figured out.

December 10, 2016
2:11 pm
dennismiller
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Chatting right now and being told by Irfan the deal is not available.
All of a sudden the deal is available! ;)
But did not go through.
Chat gain and now it is resolved(sure! :) )
Now on backorder.

December 17, 2016
4:03 pm
dennismiller
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On backorder but got an email they are offering other options but I did not answer the phone. So I chatted about other options..See below. He says he's not argumentative at all!!!!!sf-wink_gif

3:45 PM Connecting...
3:45 PM Connected. A Fido representative will be with you shortly.
3:47 PM Support session established with Nath......
3:47 PM Nath.....
Fido LiveANSWERS™
Hey, I’m Nat.....l. May I please have your full name and either your Fido phone number or account number? I’ll send you a secure form to ID you afterwards.
3:48 PM Dennis Miller:
Dennis Miller
3:48 PM Dennis Miller:
Here is the emaill I received with account etc. .........................
3:48 PM Dennis Miller:
Fido Account Number: 7632.....

Fido Phone Number: 778........

email received-----------------------------------------

Hi Dennis,

We’re really sorry about the wait, but please note that your LG Gpad III is on back order. We tried calling you to discuss other options, but no luck. We will ship the back ordered item as soon as it becomes available.
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3:49 PM Na......:
Okay, so are you waiting or cancelling the order?
3:50 PM Dennis Miller:
They refer to other options. I was wondering what the other options are
3:50 PM Nat......:
Those are the two.
3:50 PM Dennis Miller:
OH! I'll wait.
3:51 PM Nathaneal:
Awesome, if it looks like it will take more then 3 weeks they will try to contact you again to see if you would like to wait or cancel the order. Is there anything else I could do for you?
3:52 PM Dennis Miller:
Email says other options(plural) so I thought Fido was being progressive and offering something else.
3:52 PM Nath.......:
For sure, the options are above.
3:53 PM Dennis Miller:
OK Funny way of dealing with customers. You can end the chat.
3:53 PM Nath........
Normally you could go in store as a third option but they have no stock either.
3:53 PM Nath.......:
How so?
3:53 PM Nath.....:
If you don't want to wait then you can cancel. What other options would you like?
3:54 PM Dennis Miller:
Well referring to Options and then offering cancel or wait. I guess instore would have been another as you pointed out
3:54 PM Nat.....:
For sure, even with just two options that would still be options not option though.
3:55 PM Dennis Miller:
You are quite argumentative for a csr :) Goodbye
3:55 PM Nath.....:
Not at all, just making sure you understand. Cheers. <---------------sf-wink_gif

January 28, 2017
3:01 pm
dennismiller
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Well my doubts were unfounded.
Tablet and sim are on the way and will be paying $15/month for 3GB of data on a "free" tablet.
Being Fido/Rogers I might try the sim in the 1st slot of my Speakout phone. We'll see.

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delivered! Nice tablet.

February 13, 2017
11:40 am
rayspeak
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This plan was really intriguing for me with the free tablet, but I missed out on it.

Guess I'll have to wait for their next promotion!

November 25, 2017
3:26 pm
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I'm not sure for how long but this deal is back again. This year you get an LG G Pad IV instead though. http://www.fido.ca/consumer/mo.....st/lggpad4

November 26, 2017
12:52 am
dennismiller
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It came with no conditions before but now seems like you must be a postpaid customer?

November 27, 2017
7:46 am
46jimbo
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The Fido website says you must be an existing postpaid customer.