Tag: Fido

Fido offers subscribers free access to Viceland mobile content in 2017

Fido customers can now watch Viceland content — such as Ellen Page’s Gaycation and cooking show Bong Appetit — on their mobile devices for free, courtesy of a new partnered promotion Customers can gain access to the Viceland app, which stocks over 20 shows related to food, music, tech and travel, by entering their phone…

Here are the Canadian carrier Boxing Day deals

Boxing Day is one of the best days of the year for wireless deals, and Canadian carriers have already started announcing some of their holiday promotions. Below is a list of all the carrier deals we’ve found or received to date. Feel free to add your own tips in the comments. If you’re looking for…

RCS messaging is now available to some Rogers and Fido customers

RCS, the standard some have called Android’s best bet at an iMessage competitor, has arrived in Canada. As of today, Rogers and Fido have started enabling the features associated with RCS for some of their customers. Short for Rich Communications Services, RCS is a standard under the IMS protocol that enables many of the messaging…

Fido slashes price of iPad Air 2 by $200 on Easy Pay

When one sibling does something, the other typically follows suite. Now, I’m not sure which one did it first, but yesterday we reported that Rogers was offering a $200 off iPad Air 2 deal on their payment plan. We’ve received word today that sibling company Fido is offering a similar deal. Fido is offering up to two…

Fido starts on cross-Canada tour giving away LG products and cupcakes

As part of its year long 20th birthday celebrations, Fido is hitting the road in a silver airstream stocked with LG product giveaways and, from the looks of it, cupcakes. The ‘cross-Canada’ tour ends in Vancouver, British Columbia, and begins at Quebec City, Quebec — presumably eschewing the east coast due to its low market…

Fido promo offers 10 percent off select Pulse plans in Quebec

Fido is now offering a new set of promotional plans in Quebec. Starting with the 2GB Fido Pulse plans, customers can get 10 percent off the normal price. This makes a 6GB plan with unlimited minutes and messaging $72 per month, rather than $80. It’s available for new activations and a company representative also indicated…

Fido is offering free data to its customers in celebration of turning 20

Fido is leaving teenagehood behind and becoming a full-grown adult in November 2016. In celebration, the carrier is offering 1GB of data free to its customers. To get in on the deal, eligible customers will have to redeem the offer before 11:59PM on October 24th by texting “GIFT” to 2020. They’ll receive the data over…

Fido to introduce a $15 fee for new activations, will lower upgrade fee to match

Starting October 5th, Fido is introducing a $15 ‘transaction fee’ that will apply across the board to both upgrades and new activations — even for data-only plans. Previously, the carrier didn’t charge the fee for new activations, and charged $25 for upgrades. In an internal document supplied to MobileSyrup, the carrier states: “The fee will…

Quebec Court of Appeal will hear case on wireless roaming fees

Almost everyone has heard a story or knows somebody who has been charged hundreds or thousands of dollars in roaming fees while on vacation. Canadians already pay more than most developed countries for cellular services, according to the CRTC, but roaming charges tend to run even higher, despite the apparent ubiquity of cellular networks. This…

Fido launches travel-friendly cash back MasterCard through Rogers Bank

Fido has launched a cash back rewards MasterCard through Rogers Bank, the financial entity owned by its parent company Rogers. The card offers cash back at a rate of 1.5 percent on all purchases in Canadian dollars, and 4 percent on all purchases in a foreign currency, from international websites to purchases made while traveling…

LG Stylo 2 Plus phablet comes to Fido, Rogers and Wind for $350 outright

LG’s latest budget phablet phone, the Stylo 2 Plus is now available in Canada, offering a 5.7-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel display and 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor, for $350 outright from Rogers and Fido. This is a power-up from the Stylo 2, released in April 2016 and unlikely to make its way to Canada,…

Fido’s revamped set of consumer plans is now live

As previously reported, Fido has completely revamped its in-market plans. The sub-brand of Rogers has significantly streamlined its offerings, discontinuing many of its plans and changing others. There are now three main categories: Talk & Text; Data, Talk & Text; and Data Talk and Text Fido Pulse, which includes Spotify Premium and Fido Roam. Fido’s…

FidoDollars loyalty program officially expires July 6 [Reminder]

This is a reminder to all the Fido customers across Canada: your FidoDollars are about to expire and vanish for life. FidoDollars loyalty program was actually axed from its offering April 2015 in favour of premium content from Spotify and Vice. “Since participation in FidoRewards is going down and interest in services like Spotify Premium and…

Fido is completely revamping its plans starting July 7

Fido will completely overhaul the structure of its monthly rate plans on July 7th, according to our sources. This is a similar path the sub-brand of Rogers took April 2015 when it first introduced its Spotify integration and Pulse plans. However, this time, the names are changing and many rate plans are being discontinued. Additionally,…

Virgin Mobile’s double data BYOD plans now available until June 13

Virgin Mobile has extended it recent double data BYOD promotion to June 13th. Like before, those who bring their own device to the discount carrier can get 1GB of data and 500 minutes for $40, or 2GB of data and 500 minutes for $50. As noted in our previous article on the subject, this offer…

Koodo customers in Ontario and Atlantic provinces can now purchase a wireless home phone

Koodo has announced that customers in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic provinces are now able to purchase wireless home phones. How this differs from a regular home phone is that rather than a copper wiring, these phones run on Koodo’s wireless network. A wireless home phone plan costs $20 per month and includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, voice-mail,…

Fido and Virgin Mobile offer double data until June 6

Right now both Fido and Virgin Mobile are offering limited-time plans that give customers double the data usually allotted at the companies’ respective rates. For instance, Fido is offering 2GB and unlimited minutes for $70 on a two-year Fido pulse plan, or 1GB and 500 minutes for $55. Both are available only with an upgrade…

Marshmallow now available to Rogers and Fido Sony Xperia Z3 owners

After being forced to watch their peers on Bell and Telus enjoy Marshmallow, Sony Xperia Z3 owners on Rogers and Fido can now downloaded the latest version of Google’s operating system, Android 6.0.1, on their smartphone. If you haven’t gotten a notification prompting you to download the update, go to your smartphone’s setting’s menu, find…

Rogers launches Android Wi-Fi calling, available now on Samsung Note 5

After offering Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone since the launch of iOS 9, Rogers is now in the process of launching a similar service for Android phones. In an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup, the carrier, the largest in Canada, details how the service, dubbed Android Wi-Fi Calling, works. At launch, Rogers Android Wi-Fi calling…

Virgin launches pay-per-use roaming program similar to Bell’s Roam Better

Starting today, Virgin Mobile is offering a pay-per-use roaming program similar to its parent company Bell’s Roam Better called Roam Sweet Roam. Users with unlimited calling plans (local or nationwide) can enroll in the program to get unlimited calling, text and a daily 100MB of data for $5 a day in the US (including Puerto…