Category: Fido


Here’s the iPhone 5C and 5S pricing for Canadians

The iPhone 5C and 5S are coming to Canada on September 20th, and here is the outright pricing and availability. The iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13th, while the 5S will only be available for online and in stores on September 20th. It appears that the iPhone 5S will not be



Fido says “Fall’s most iconic phone is almost here”

Silly dog teasing his master. Fido has sent out a mass email indicating that “It’s coming!.” No word on what they’re speaking about, but they do note that “Fall’s most iconic phone is almost here.” In addition, they show a bunch of popular apps and say “The new phone that everyone has been waiting for



Fido increases ‘Smart plans’ by $5 each, now starts at $45/month

Quick update here regarding Fido’s monthly rate plans. It seems the dog has adjusted their plans to keep up with the competition. A couple weeks ago they rejigged their Standard, Smart and Max plans, but today more changes have occurred. Fido has slightly increased the monthly cost of their “Smart Plans” by $5 each. If


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Conservative Party of Canada launches “Consumers First” page to fight back against incumbents’ PR onslaught

“There is no loophole.” The Conservative government has hastily erected a comeback of sorts to the incumbents’ Fair For Canada campaign, a one-pager called Consumers First. Within this facts mission, newly-appointed Industry Minister James Moore attempts to clarify all of the misconceptions surrounding a foreign telco entering Canada. Specifically, he upholds the notion that by


Apple Stores in Canada stop activating new iPhones on Rogers and Fido

Rogers went live with their new 2-year contract structure yesterday and it seems there might be a lingering issue with activations at the Apple Store. We’ve been receiving multiple tips that Apple Stores across Canada currently cannot activate new accounts on both Rogers and Fido. Apparently this has something to do with their internal systems


Fido to implement new pricing and 2-year contracts on August 9th

Last night we let you know that Rogers will be implementing their 2-year contract and new price plans on August 9th. Fido has been offering 2-year contracts for some time on most of their devices, but this is the date they’ll also adjust their structure across the board. According to an internal doc we received


Sony Xperia SP now available at Rogers, Fido and Virgin

Sony Canada sent out a note this morning that the Xperia SP would be available sometime “this summer” on Rogers, Fido and Virgin Mobile. Well, this summer is actually today. All three carriers have launched this device between $299.99 to $325 outright. As stated before, the Xperia SP will be available in black, runs Android


BlackBerry Q5 coming to Fido

When BlackBerry announced the entry-level BlackBerry Q5 they declared the device would launch “in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia (including the Asia Pacific region), and Latin America.” There was no word on a Canadian release, but we’ve been tipped that this affordable BB10 smartphone will be coming to Fido. According to


Fido set to release the Sony Xperia SP

A few days ago we let you know that Rogers was going to release the mid-range Sony Xperia SP soon. Looks like their sub-brand carrier Fido will also add this to their lineup. The Xperia SP comes running Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 4.6-inch 720p display, LTE-enabled, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB


Update: Rogers and Fido LTE network turned on in Manitoba

Big day for Rogers and Fido customers today in Manitoba. Both carriers have flipped the LTE switch on in Manitoba this morning – specifically in Winnipeg, Brandon, Victoria Beach, Grand Beach, Selkirk, Steinbach and Ste. Anne. The speeds are right inline with other Canadian locations that have LTE, coming in at 36 Mbps download and