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    New! Introducing data overage protection!

    Say goodbye to surprise data overages! Available on new plans!

    https://www.fido.ca/consumer/plans/d...fcwrls-08ddyy4


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    Attention Mods: Can you please move this thread to the Fido Sub Forum? Thank you very much!


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    Post Data Overages Now $15/GB at Fido

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    Good news for heavy data users on the Fido network: as of this week overages on new plans have plummeted from $100 CAD per GB to a far more reasonable $15. But there's a catch: these overages are no longer billed automatically; data will instead be "paused" when you hit the limit on your plan, and stay in effect until you buy more.

    Here's the official press release to explain:

    TORONTO, Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Fido announced that it is eliminating data overage fees so customers can go all out, without going over, with the launch of Data Overage Protection, a feature that will be included in new Fido Data, Talk and Text plans starting today.

    Data Overage Protection lets customers manage their data use and spend automatically by pausing data once they reach their limit. Customers will receive an SMS notification when they reach 90% of their limit and another at 100% when their data is paused. If customers want more data to keep streaming, searching and sharing, they can buy 1GB for $15 right from their smartphone.

    “We know that data overage fees are a major concern for some customers, and that many hold back from using the full data included in their plans,” said Nancy Audette, Vice President, Fido. “With Data Overage Protection, our customers can get the most out of their wireless plans and enjoy their services worry-free with no surprise charges.”
    While I personally think it would have been much easier to just charge overages at a $15/GB rate, I suppose this is the next best thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
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    Good news for heavy data users on the Fido network: as of this week overages on new plans have plummeted from $100 CAD per GB to a far more reasonable $15. But there's a catch: these overages are no longer billed automatically; data will instead be "paused" when you hit the limit on your plan, and stay in effect until you buy more.

    Here's the official press release to explain:



    While I personally think it would have been much easier to just charge overages at a $15/GB rate, I suppose this is the next best thing.

    Links: Fido Press Release, iPhone in Canada, Mobile Syrup
    Thank you but can you move it to the Fido Sub forum please? Thank you!

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    You Northerners sure pay a lot for data

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Z24 View Post
    Say goodbye to surprise data overages! Available on new plans!

    https://www.fido.ca/consumer/plans/d...fcwrls-08ddyy4


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    Nothing special no matter how Fido spins it.
    This should have been done ages ago
    1) Koodo has had this as their 'shock-free data' implementation for years

    2) This 'new data feature' only applies to new plans (NB: It does not extend to previous plans)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzoka View Post
    Nothing special no matter how Fido spins it.
    This should have been done ages ago
    1) Koodo has had this as their 'shock-free data' implementation for years
    2) This 'new data feature' only applies to new plans (NB: It does not extend to previous plans)
    Still better than the astonishing $100 / GB Bell charges. Yay Canada, you know it just keeps getting better.

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