Fido partners with Flipswap for trade-in program called “FidoTRADE”

Ian Hardy

June 21, 2011 10:38am

Fido has partnered with Flipswap for a new recycling/trade-in program called FidoTRADE. You might know the Flipswap name as they currently have a program in Best Buy and Future Shop locations that give you a gift card when you recycle your old clunker to them. The FidoTRADE program will officially launch July 11th (corporate stores only) and works the same way as Best Buy and Future Shop stores. Depending on the value of your old device Fido reps will give you a credit towards the cost of a new Fido phone.

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  • Adam


    get seven dollars off your new phone.


  • jack

    so lame, taking away business from their dealerships

  • caplin

    Why does the dog have an htc desire? That’s not a fido phone is it?

    • Sean

      They said thay are taking any phone so id be a good idea to wait outside and try and buy someones … someone should take a SGS 2 in just to see what they would give you xD

  • jack

    Device trade-in credits are applied against the new Fido phone that customers are purchasing when:

    * they activate their Fido monthly or prepaid service, or
    * as actual Fido customers, they renew their Fido service.

    so you can trade in phones once every 2-3 years. if your phone breaks after 1 year and you have to buy a new phone, you can’t even trade in the broken phone.

    • Jay

      You’re not saying anything new here. With EVERY company if you break your phone 1 year into a 2-3 year contract you have to buy another phone. At least Fido is giving you a trade-in option. What are the others doing, besides nothing.

    • saffant

      So we get to keep the “seven dollars” ? w00t!!

    • Damaris

      naturally like your web site but you need to check the spilnelg on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spilnelg issues and I to find it very bothersome to tell the truth on the other hand I’ll certainly come again again.

  • jack


    you can only trade in WHEN you are renewing a contract OR activating a new line, NOT when you are just buying a phone. So unless they’ve misworded what it says on their website, NO you can not trade in your phone in the scenario that I have written there.

  • mda

    Can I just have the dog instead?

  • GC

    we have flipswap at my work and its pathetic how little they give for phones. I usually just tell ppl to go put it on kijiji, they’ll get double atleast

  • John Sanchez

    Totally MISLEADING advertising. Trade-in only applies if it is a FIDO phone