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    Post Fido (and Rogers) Offering Chinese New Year Promos

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    Fido (and Rogers) are saying "gong hei" to new customers with some special promotions for Chinese New Year.

    Mobile Syrup is reporting on a pair of plans for Fido, both of which include 1,000 complimentary long distance minutes to China PRC, Hong Kong, Macau and/or Taiwan ROC. Both plans are BYOD; options are as follows:

    $48/month for 3GB
    $58/month for 5GB

    As-is the plans include international SMS and 500 minutes of Canada-wide airtime; unlimited minutes can be had for an additional $5/month. The 1,000 long distance minutes must be used within 24 months of activation.

    iPhone in Canada reports a similar, soon-to-be-made-public CNY deal from Rogers, though theirs is for subsidized devices on a tab:

    $80/month for 4GB plus a 4GB bonus on a Premium Tab Plan
    $90/month for 4GB plus a 4GB bonus on a Premium+ Tab Plan
    $100/month for 4GB plus a 4GB bonus on an Ultra Tab Plan

    Here you're basically saving $20/month off of the usual rates, and getting the same 1,000 free minutes to Asia.

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    Even the flyer clearly calls it a "lunar" new year event.
    Never figured out why ignorant people insists on calling this "chinese" new year

    Many other cultures and countries do celebrate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
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    Fido (and Rogers) are saying "gong hei" to new customers with some special promotions for Chinese New Year.

    Mobile Syrup is reporting on a pair of plans for Fido, both of which include 1,000 complimentary long distance minutes to China PRC, Hong Kong, Macau and/or Taiwan ROC. Both plans are BYOD; options are as follows:

    $48/month for 3GB
    $58/month for 5GB

    As-is the plans include international SMS and 500 minutes of Canada-wide airtime; unlimited minutes can be had for an additional $5/month. The 1,000 long distance minutes must be used within 24 months of activation.

    iPhone in Canada reports a similar, soon-to-be-made-public CNY deal from Rogers, though theirs is for subsidized devices on a tab:

    $80/month for 4GB plus a 4GB bonus on a Premium Tab Plan
    $90/month for 4GB plus a 4GB bonus on a Premium+ Tab Plan
    $100/month for 4GB plus a 4GB bonus on an Ultra Tab Plan

    Here you're basically saving $20/month off of the usual rates, and getting the same 1,000 free minutes to Asia.

    Sources: iPhone in Canada, Mobile Syrup
    Dann.... I still find it hard to believe that carriers still charge for airtime and long distance, then still only offer a few GB of data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Peppermint View Post
    Even the flyer clearly calls it a "lunar" new year event.
    Never figured out why ignorant people insists on calling this "chinese" new year

    Many other cultures and countries do celebrate it
    what a very ignorant view.

    the actual facts:
    a) most people that celebrate it are Chinese.
    b) even in other Asian countries it is often correctly called Chinese New Year.
    c) it is originally a Chinese observation.
    d) anyone calling it Lunar New Year are ignorant of the Chinese calendar. The Chinese calendar is not strictly a lunar calendar it is a Lunisolar calendar. If it was strictly a lunar calendar then it wouldn’t be as consistent in time of year (not that it entirely consistent).

    Hence it’s correctly called Chinese New Year and called Lunar new year mostly due to some ignorant need to be PC.

    Anyway, I always get a laugh when people call others ignorant out of their own ignorance. Thanks for the laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    Dann.... I still find it hard to believe that carriers still charge for airtime and long distance, then still only offer a few GB of data.

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    Yup. A total ripoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batcave View Post
    Yup. A total ripoff.
    Sad thing is... When I go up to Canada on TMobile, I don't pay for airtime, roaming, long distance, sms or data. They let me use 5GB/month at full speed. Back on this side of the border, it's 50GB, then is deprioritized after... For $40/month

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