Fido boosts data buckets, aligns with Rogers’ $70 per 1GB overage rate


  • Shoey5

    So basically they raised the prices to get the other 10% to pruchase a top up when they are close to their limit through fear tactics and the f–kers make it sound like they are doing everyone a favour.

    • It’s Me

      The last time they raise overage rates significantly it was to game the regulation for mandatory domestic roaming rates. Legislation and then regulation based the mandated rates as being based on their “retail” rates for data, so they inflated their overage rates. They could argue that their overage rates were the only viable rate to use in the calculation because their regular data rates were otherwise included with voice and text.

      I expect this is in anticipation of more regulation for wholesale MVNO or domestic roaming or just to inflate what Freedom will have to pay once the next round of rates are set.

    • Mawhayden

      Interesting point.

  • Techguru86

    We need que pricing , it costs nothing you produce data

  • Crazy how much they’re raising it. My plan is a few years old and data overage is $10/gb.

    I guess their ideal situation is one were everyone overpays by a great amount on a monthly basis because the high overage costs force people to buy way more than they need.

  • Steve

    It’s only 15 dollars for 1GB top up and 25 for a 2GB. It is not 25 for a GB

  • BBMme

    I pay $114 for 11 GB with rogers, very tempting

    • John Lofwire

      I pay 110$ with 14 gb with Telus and a friend pay 80$ with 12 gb with Telus as well.

  • Nino Bonifacio

    I only pay $55 8gb VirginMobile location GTA. Not out of province plan. I’m ok buying my phone outright

  • Muddy_Water

    I’m still paying $35 for 6GB