Fido now offering up to $400 trade-in credit on upgrades or activations in BC

Rogers sub-brand Fido is offering a hefty trade-in credit at British Columbia retail stores from now until November 6th, 2017.

According to an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup, customers completing an activation or hardware upgrade on a two-year contract can receive a $200 CAD trade-in bonus on top of the trade-in value.

Since some trade-ins are valued at $200 — for example, Fido lists a good condition 32GB iPhone 6 — that means customers could receive as much as $400 in trade-in credit.

The document indicates this offer isn’t stackable with other Fido trade-in offers and is only available for certain models of devices (generally those from recent years) that are in good condition and meet the two following requirements:

  • Must power on and be able to be factory reset.
  • Not locked on any anti-theft or iCloud apps, including Find My Mobile, Find My iPhone, Samsung Knox, Google Account Locks, BB Anti-theft Protection.

It should be noted that devices with damaged LCD screens are still eligible for promotional amounts.

Currently, Bell-owned competitor Virgin Mobile promises up to $300 in trade-in credit on its website in B.C., though it’s unclear whether that is based only on the value of the device without a guaranteed bonus like the one detailed above. Telus sub-brand Koodo is not advertising a specific trade-in promotion in B.C., though it does have a standard trade-in program like the other two carriers.

Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile offers up to $250 with its trade-in program.