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Thread: Grandfathered plan HUP subsides under the new fido price plan

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    Yes I understand. I just think it's lame. At best, it's bad optics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eug View Post
    To get that, you go to the Change Plan page in your account info. However, that is inaccurate, since that's just the plan category for switching plans. If you want the accurate plan type for hardware upgrades, you have to go to the Upgrade My Device page.

    This is stupid, but for my Smart Plan, Fido considers it a Plus 10 for hardware upgrades, but a plus 15 if I want to switch to another plan. This double standard only benefits them and not the consumer. To put it another way, Fido considers the Smart Plan a crappy plan that isn't very useful for phone subsidies, but says it's a better more expensive plan when you want to switch to an "equivalent" current plan.

    If they want to call it a Plus 10 plan, they should be consistent and allow you to switch to an in-market Plus 10 plan, and not require you to switch to a Plus 15 (to avoid penalties on contract).
    Unfortunately, for my grandfathered couples plan there are no details given as to my current plan. On the upgrade device page it shows me all the phones but doesn't tell me what plan (+10, +15) that I have and on the change plan page it says I need to call. Again no current plan details. Thanks for the info anyway.

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    In need of a new iPhone ASAP.

    Fido wants the full price for iPhone 6s (1029$$) on a 2 year term with any plus10 plan lol

    I guess I'm just better of going to Apple Store. I guess for now I'll just use those old flip phones til one of these go on a promotion.

    With my plan being grandfathered and labeled as plus10, it really hard to get a nice decent near up to date phones with reasonable pricing.


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    Fido said plus 15 plan don't get iPhone 7 HUP until December?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hohohong View Post
    Fido said plus 15 plan don't get iPhone 7 HUP until December?
    They've done the same in the past years. Will give priority to Plus35 customers.

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    At this point I consider a Plus10 plan almost equivalent to a BYOD plan in many situations, unless you like low end Android phones, or like waiting halfway through the product cycle for small discounts on some higher end Android phones.

    BTW, I still have $95 Fido dollars listed on my account? Aren't those expired already? My contract ends December 2016.

    I guess the good news is I was able to get 2 GB added for free for 12 months on my grandfathered $56 2 GB Smart Plan (supposedly Plus10 for HUPs, but Plus15 for plan changes).

    $60 Fido 10 GB Pulse plan with $5 Value Pack (December 2017 Holideal)

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    Wow, really lame. For interest's sake, yesterday I documented Fido's pricing of the older model iPhones for comparison against the pricing of those same models when their prices change once the iPhone 7 pre-orders/reservations started (today, Sept. 9).

    2016-09-08:

    iPhone 6 64 GB Prepaid: $904
    iPhone 6 64 GB Plus10: $749
    iPhone 6 64 GB Plus15: $130
    iPhone 6 64 GB Plus25: $130
    iPhone 6 64 GB Plus30: $130
    iPhone 6 64 GB Plus35: $130

    iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB Prepaid: $1099
    iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB Plus10: $879
    iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB Plus15: $680
    iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB Plus30: $260
    iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB Plus35: $260

    iPhone 6s 64 GB Prepaid: $1029
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus10: $1029
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus15: $550
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus25: $330
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus30: $330
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus35: $330

    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Prepaid: $1159
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus10: $1159
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus15: $680
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus30: $460
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus35: $460

    2016-09-08

    iPhone 6s 64 GB Prepaid: $1029
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus10: $1029
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus15: $459
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus25: $339
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus30: $339
    iPhone 6s 64 GB Plus35: $339

    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Prepaid: $1159
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus10: $1159
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus15: $589
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus30: $469
    iPhone 6s Plus 64 GB Plus35: $469

    So, the Plus10 pricing of the 6s and 6s Plus stayed the same, with ZERO subsidy, the Plus15 pricing dropped somewhat, and the Plus25/30/35 pricing actually increased.

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    If you had an agreement with a plan that earns FidoDOLLARS, you earn them until the end of your agreement and would have until July 6th 2018.

    In terms of pricing, it follows tendencies of the market... yes it will go up sometimes, especially if you compare the initial price when it's on a promo (i.e. back to school) and when it's post-promo.

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    Guys, my agreement ends soon.

    Looking to lock another two years with my 56 2gb plan but the way it looks now I might not get a great phone with this plan. Fido consider this pulse10 plan and with that there ain't a lot of great selections on phones.

    Should I just stay month to month?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieT View Post
    Guys, my agreement ends soon.

    Looking to lock another two years with my 56 2gb plan but the way it looks now I might not get a great phone with this plan. Fido consider this pulse10 plan and with that there ain't a lot of great selections on phones.

    Should I just stay month to month?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieT View Post
    Guys, my agreement ends soon.

    Looking to lock another two years with my 56 2gb plan but the way it looks now I might not get a great phone with this plan. Fido consider this pulse10 plan and with that there ain't a lot of great selections on phones.

    Should I just stay month to month?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieT View Post
    Guys, my agreement ends soon.

    Looking to lock another two years with my 56 2gb plan but the way it looks now I might not get a great phone with this plan. Fido consider this pulse10 plan and with that there ain't a lot of great selections on phones.

    Should I just stay month to month?
    Depending upon your needs, one option is just to go BYOD on something like Public Mobile.

    You can get a $38 x 3 = $114 for 90 day plan with 6 GB data (or avg 2 GB per 30 days), plus unlimited global text and unlimited provincial calling. If you want unlimited Canada-wide calling it's $43 x 3 = $129. Actually it's $120 and $135 respectively, but after the first 90 day cycle you get $6 off per 90 day cycle if you set up credit card autopay. Also, for an extra $15 per 90 days, you get unlimited calling to the US as well. There is no US roaming, but coming this month are some roaming add-ons. Voicemail and CallerID are included, but no iPhone Visual Voicemail.

    BTW, Koodo and Public Mobile are the same network. Yes it's pre-paid, but meh, whatever. Better than contract, esp. with these now useless Plus10 options. If it was Plus15 Fido's contracts might make more sense, but the $56 plan is a Plus10.

    Currently I'm on the same plan as you, and also have an iPhone (7 Plus in my case). However, I called in and they gave me a 2 GB per month upgrade for 12 months, which is enough to keep me on Fido for now. I will also be month-to-month not too long from now. I'll reassess come Christmas time when some deals may show up. That's when my contract ends. Also, Costco typically has had some decent discounts available around then. My $56 plan (now with 4 GB) was with a free Nexus 5 (which I promptly sold) and a $150 account credit from Costco. Overall cost ended up being $41 and change per month after all was said and done, and all the while I've been using an iPhone. However, I'm not so optimistic this year for good Boxing Week deals. We'll see.

    I need the extra data by the way. Ever since I got the 7 Plus (2.5 weeks ago), I've been using more data, partially because the bigger screen is easier to read than my 5S and because surfing is just way faster and easier. Both iPhones were LTE, but the 7 Plus renders way faster with no lag, so it's easy to spend a lot of time surfing without getting frustrated by rendering and other lags. I project I'll need about 1.5 to 3 GB per month, so minimum 3 GB, or a 4 GB plan that provides a more decent cushion.


    Quote Originally Posted by ceredon View Post
    If you are going m2m, move to koodo, get 2.5 the data and save ~$100/year.
    Are you talking about the $48 MB/SK plan? If so, to be equivalent with features it's actually $50 with the iPhone VVM add-on, but close enough.

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