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Old 09-11-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Fido Retention Plans

Has anyone signed a new Fido Retention plan lately?

This is what they offered me.

200 minutes
Free Evenings/Weekends starting @5pm
Unlimited Incoming Text
Unlimited Outgoing Text (Free option)
$17.50

Added Call Display
Plus SAF, 911, Tax

about $35

What do you think?
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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Has anyone signed a new Fido Retention plan lately?

This is what they offered me.

200 minutes
Free Evenings/Weekends starting @5pm
Unlimited Incoming Text
Unlimited Outgoing Text (Free option)
$17.50

Added Call Display
Plus SAF, 911, Tax

about $35

What do you think?
$35 incl. SAF, 911, tax? Looks pretty good.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:58 PM   #4
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Looks like the EPP plan and they threw in the text msging for free. So about $10/20?(2500/10000msgs on website) in free credits for them to keep you. I think the rule of thumb is that they can't give you freebie credits exceeding your voice plan dollar value. So your deal is pretty good considering 17.50 is your initial value.

My retention plan that I negotiated 2007 xmas time:

200 daytime
1000 E/W
Unl. Incoming
Unl. network calling F/R
Free CID

$25

plus the SAF+911 charge+tax = ~$36
3 year renewal

Came from a shitty 50 daytime, 1000 E/W I think, 1000 F2F minutes for $20.

I kinda want some free texts now, and btw I negotiated this when my 2 year contract ended in Fall 2007.

I think it's easier to negotiate end of year or periods of when their quota or customer contracts are running out soon and want to lock people up fast. Took me 3-4 calls, first call was super unsuccessful and rude CSR, and rest was more lenient and nice and you need to have manners and mostly luck of the draw on the person on the other end.

I read a lot of these deals and stuff, like on RFD, and some people get even sweeter freebies and all that.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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250 daytime
unlimited incoming
unlimited evenings and weekends (6pm)
unlimited text messaging
caller ID
visual voicemail

$25 + SAF

+ 6GB data

$69 after taxes
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:31 PM   #6
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I heard they're a bitch about retentions + iPhones. BUt i've seen conflicting info. Anyone chime in on this? I'm not on fido personally, but its for a friend.
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I heard they're a bitch about retentions + iPhones. BUt i've seen conflicting info. Anyone chime in on this? I'm not on fido personally, but its for a friend.
They have certain restrictions with iPhones but that should be gone once the $30/6GB plan is also gone.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:00 PM   #8
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200daytime
u/l weekends and weeknights
fido to fido
u/l text msg

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:00 PM   #9
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200 weekday minutes
1,000 evening/weekends minutes
unlimited incoming calls
unlimited fido to fido
unlimited fido to rogers
unlimited text messages
call display with name display

$25/month
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150 daytime
u/l evenings, weekends
u/l incoming
expanded network access

$15


the OP's plan looks pretty good!
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:08 AM   #11
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$35 incl. SAF, 911, tax? Looks pretty good.

wtf?
lol. ask him.
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250 daytime
unlimited incoming
unlimited evenings and weekends (6pm)
unlimited text messaging
caller ID
visual voicemail

$25 + SAF

+ 6GB data

$69 after taxes
Thats an amazing deal!
I think fido screwed me when i signed up in January 08...
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #13
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How do you guys go about it?

You call them and then what do you say? hah -.-
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Not on a contract right now so called them in regards to renewing (said I was going to jump ship to Rogers)

SO they offered me this:

2 yr contract
200 mins daytime
1000 evening/weekends
unlimited incoming
unlimited texting
caller id
$20

no free phone..but i haven't agreed to anything yet
but looks like u guys had some way better deals.

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Old 09-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #15
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If no free phone, tell them to waive the SAF
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:24 PM   #16
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Not on a contract right now so called them in regards to renewing (said I was going to jump ship to Rogers)

SO they offered me this:

2 yr contract
200 mins daytime
1000 evening/weekends
unlimited incoming
unlimited texting
caller id
$20

no free phone..but i haven't agreed to anything yet
but looks like u guys had some way better deals.
Ur not gonna pull much weight if you threaten to jump ship to Rogers.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:52 PM   #17
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Do they give you these plans if you get an iPhone?
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:25 PM   #18
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Ur not gonna pull much weight if you threaten to jump ship to Rogers.
Well I don't think that made a difference from my experience...overall same company but seems like these guys didn't want to let me ago.

Anyways called them again yesterday and they sent me a free Samsung slider phone - not high end but at least something for backup
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I signed mine Sept. 07 for a 2 year contract. First 6 months were unlimited local calling.

150 Anytime Mins
Unlimited Incoming
Unlimited Evening & Weekends (7pm start)
Voicemail
Who Called
Caller ID
2500 Text Messages
12MB Data

$38.xx (Taxes & SAF included)

Forgot, I also got a $150 credit to my account cause I didn't want a new phone.

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:29 PM   #20
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lol so shitty i took the 17.50 plan + added the extra features + 125 text my bill comes to about 40$ after taxes

200 daytime billing by second
unlimited even and weekends after 5pm
callier id
125
voice mail
who called

first month free

dam feel like my deal wasent that great.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:26 AM   #21
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I still have CityFido,
I've tried several times and they just all give me the same answer.. they're not making anything on my plan so they all refused to give me free anything.. (txts, caller id etc)

I'm paying $40-45 with no SAF
have the value pack for $20
(2500 txt, caller id, voicemail, etc)

So about $65 + taxes
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my gf is paying $25 with no SAF after they gave her $15 in credits on her city fido line.

she did have two lines on her account when she negotiated though so that probably helped her a bit.
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just got from fido retention:

unlim. incoming
unlim E/W after 5
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:17 PM   #24
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jesus christ, makes my retention plan look like shit..
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what do you guys even say to them? and what if their offer is no good or if they say 'fine you are welcome to cancel with us.' i haven't been on a contract for maybe 2ish years now, but i'm paying 50 a month for Fido to Fido call n text plus voicemail, 125 txts, caller id and that basic bundle + SAF and that stuff and well it's starting to hurt. any input would help. thanks.
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