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    $15 - 3GB LTE data-only plan

    Hey Guys,

    its not advertised on their site, but you can call in/live chat and sign up for Fido's new Fido Mobile Internet Flex Data Starting at $15 for 3GB ($10/GB overage). No Contract. Permanent plan.

    This may be great for those of you who have a dual sim-card smartphone (like my Oneplus 2) and have wind data reception issues and/or often exceed your Wind F.U. cap, and often roam outside of wind coverage in Canada.

    On receipt of the sim card, I plan to have this in my slot #2 of my OP2. When needed, will setup for Wind Mobile Voice/text on 3G, and Fido for 4G/LTE data. Will try this out for a couple months. If it doesn't make sense, I'll cancel it.

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    Is this plan, paid by the month or when the 3gb is used up? Would like to get a data only plan when I lose reception in the college campus in September.

    Doesn't look like Wind will rollout Wifi-calling anytime soon, might need this until LTE and the wifi-calling option arrives. Isn't LTE supposed to rollout (end 2016) on band 4 in K-W, Niagara and Windsor though?
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    Just changed from the $15/25/35 1/3/5GB to the new $15 3GB. Overage same, $10/GB.
    Ask for the new $15 Flex Data plan for tablets.

    Thanks djino!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz0311 View Post
    Is this plan, paid by the month or when the 3gb is used up?
    No, its a postpaid plan (you will need to submit to a credit check).

    I signed up via live chat (no prior Fido account). Opted for them to mail me a sim card, which should arrive within 4 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjw918 View Post
    Just changed from the $15/25/35 1/3/5GB to the new $15 3GB. Overage same, $10/GB.
    Ask for the new $15 Flex Data plan for tablets.

    Thanks djino!
    You are welcome!

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    What did Fido do to their website. I cannot locate the tablet plans.

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    The new 3GB $15 data plan is now on the website.
    http://www.fido.ca/consumer/tablets

    Scroll to the bottom.
    Last edited by pjw918; 08-31-2016 at 09:33 AM. Reason: website updated

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    Lol, nice hiding spot. I was looking in the plan page. I guess in about a week, Mobile Syrup will announce the big news late as usual.

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    I don't think your plan is going to work. Last I checked, the OP2 is DSDS with the 2nd slot 2G only. You would need a DSDA phone with 3G AWS support on the 2nd slot for your setup to work with both calls and data at the same time. I think you would have a better chance finding a pink unicorn than that combination, but things may have changed recently.

    I would suggest porting your number and using a decent VOIP/SIP provider. Be warned, it will drain your battery unless its something like Fongo where its a hybrid of sorts.

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    The site has been updated. It shows the $15 for up to 3 gig promotion. Expiry date is not shown though.

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    Anyone that's signing up. There is a $25 Referral promo. If you want to use my code, send me a PM.

    djino

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    Wondering if this is an indication that we may see the coveted $30/6 gig plan make a return this Christmas like It occasionally did in seasons past. I've still got mine from close to 10 years ago (and they'd have to pry it from my cold dead hands) but I know a lot of people who would be interested.
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    VoIP tips

    Quote Originally Posted by zivan56 View Post
    I would suggest porting your number and using a decent VOIP/SIP provider. Be warned, it will drain your battery unless its something like Fongo where its a hybrid of sorts.
    Key pointers for settng up a VoIP client on the phone/tablet.

    1) use TCP transport not UDP (for SIP/signalling; RTP/media channel can be left UDP)
    - much lower battery impact; you can extend keep-alive setting to 20-30min from 30sec for UDP
    - better maintenance of the mobile connection, better NAT traversal
    - not all services support TCP on the SIP port, VoIP.ms does

    2) register the client to the same server your inbound number (DID) is routed to (POP)
    - with TCP, much more reliable inbound calls over cellular data
    - VoIP.ms has many servers to choose from


    For a proper, full-fledged, flexible VoIP service, VoIP.ms is a good choice.
    You can set caller ID to your own number, and optionally port in.
    They have a good Wiki for explaining their many features.
    VoIP.ms Getting Started (SIP protocol).
    Excellent SMS support using the VoIP.ms SMS app.

    Android SIP/VoIP clients.
    CSipSimple
    - on installation be sure to check "I am allowed to use mobile"
    - for initial account setup, Generic Wizard / Advanced, "Use TCP"
    - for advanced config options later, dialer screen menu / Settings
    Zoiper
    Media5-fone

    For simple, there's TextNow, Hangouts, Fongo and the like.
    TextNow can do MMS; after a trial pay the $30 to avoid losing the number.

    Setting up a VoIP client and service for your phone has a learning curve. The payoff is needing only data for your calls and SMS, with the reliability and flexibility a good VoIP service offers. And wherever there's WiFi, you are independent of cell coverage/signal.

    --
    - client codec to use with VoIP.ms is PCMU 8kHz (aka g.711u, ulaw)
    - for excellent call quality in CSipSimple, try Settings / Media / Audio troubleshooting / Audio implementation -> Java
    - avid users of VoIP.ms will want VoIP.ms Console
    Last edited by pjw918; 09-01-2016 at 10:17 AM. Reason: voip.ms Getting Started; "mobile allowed"; VoIP.ms console

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepper99 View Post
    Wondering if this is an indication that we may see the coveted $30/6 gig plan make a return this Christmas like It occasionally did in seasons past. I've still got mine from close to 10 years ago (and they'd have to pry it from my cold dead hands) but I know a lot of people who would be interested.
    With so much wireless competition in Canada, it is likely the other flanker brands may come out with the same tablet plan offer.

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    A Fido flex data SIM can take inbound calls and send/receive texts, $1/min for calls, 45c per text sent (was $1). You don't have to answer to be billed usage.

    To avoid those charges ask the CSR to confirm voice & text are disabled. If you need inbound calls in case of emergency, request the caller ID addon for $2, otherwise you won't see the number calling.

    Outbound calls using your assigned number aren't possible unless you can find a dialer that works.
    Last edited by pjw918; 08-31-2016 at 03:32 PM. Reason: text chg. updated, thanks djino

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