Fido

$25 Plan - BYO Only

Talk & Text - Only available in Quebec

Fido
Bring Your Own Phone
Bring Your Own Phone
Total Price
$25 per month + $10 upfront
Data
None included
Calls & Texts
100 Minutes
(Canada-Wide Minutes)

Unlimited Messages
Nationwide Text, Picture & Video messages
Contract Type
No Contract
$25/mth
+ $10 Upfront
Direct purchasing link not supplied

Plan Details

About this Plan

This BYO plan includes:

  • 100 Canada-Wide Minutes
  • Unlimited Domestic Text, Picture & Video Messaging
  • Unlimited Evenings and Weekends from 5 p.m.
  • Unlimited Canada-wide Circle Calling

Features & Benefits

Unlimited Domestic Text

Includes messages sent from Canada to Canadian wireless numbers. Sent/received premium messages and messages sent while roaming not included and charged at applicable rates.

Unlimited Evenings and Weekends

All Plans include Unlimited Canada-wide calling on Weeknights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and from Friday 5 p.m. to Monday 7 a.m.

Unlimited Circle Calling

Enjoy unlimited Canada-wide calls between subscribers on the same account.

Other Included Features

With Fido, the following features are also included:

  • No-term plan
  • Caller Display
  • Voicemail
  • No Activation Fee

Additional plan information

The following monthly government 9-1-1 fees apply: 62¢ in Saskatchewan, 40¢ in Québec, 43¢ in Nova Scotia, 53¢ in New Brunswick, 70¢ in Prince Edward Island and 44¢ in Alberta (effective April 1, 2014).

Network and Coverage

The Fido Network covers 33 million Canadians from coast to coast. When you travel in Canada on the Fido network, your calls will be considered local or long distance and you will not incur roaming charges.

Key Points


Positives

  • Free Calling to Other Numbers on same Account
  • Unlimited Free Nights & Weekends Minutes
  • Free voicemail (or included in monthly minutes)
  • BYO Only

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront Monthly
Plan Fido $25 Plan - BYO Only - $25.00
Minutes 100 Minutes ((Canada-Wide Minutes)) - -
Messages Unlimited (Nationwide Text, Picture & Video messages) - -
Fees SIM Card (for BYO phone) $10.00 -
Total $10.00 $25.00

Rates

Rates Cost
Additional minutes $0.50 per minute
Text messages $0.00 each
Picture messages $0.00 each
Excess data $0 per MB

More about Fido

Fido Solutions is a wireless service provider which supports GSM technology and operates on the Rogers network. Fido has over 3 million subscribers and is the 4th largest operator in Canada.

Currently the Fido network consists of three network technologies GSM, 4G HSPA+ and now LTE.  Fido supports all network generation types, meaning that when LTE is not available, Fido will provide the next best network.

Users have the option to purchase a device from Fido or bring in their own phone. Devices must be paid off and unlocked. All GSM phones are compatible with Fido--if your phone has a SIM slot, it will work on Fido.

Customers who want to purchase devices from Fido can pay for them upfront or spread payments over 24 months (subject to credit approval). Fido offers devices from all of these leading manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung.

Fido offers postpaid, contract, no contract and prepaid plans. As of this writing, Fido has a total of 35 plans with different talk, text and data varieties. All plans that include talk minutes Canada-Wide. Also, most plans include unlimited evenings and weekend calls between 5pm-7am.

Fido offers international calling while traveling in Canada, the US and/or traveling abroad. These options are also available for prepaid customers as well, allowing prepaid customers the chance to stay connected with friends, family, and work at all times, wherever they are. 

The Fido network 

uses GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. To access the LTE network, your phone must be compatible with:

  • 700 MHz on Band 17
  • 1700/2100 MHz on Band 4
  • 2600 MHz on Band 7

Getting Started: Fido Cell Phone Plans


Fast Facts: Fido
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Fido was originally launched in 1996 and went on to revolutionize the wireless industry in Canada with a unique approach to pricing, a money-back satisfaction guarantee and more.

  • Network: The Fido network consists of three network technologies GSM, 4G HSPA+ and now LTE – the new global gold standard of wireless technology. Fido wireless compatible devices fall back onto each network, assuring you have a network to fall back onto.
  • Coverage: The Fido network covers 33 million Canadians from coast to coast. 
    Note that all LTE devices work on the 4G HSPA+ and EDGE networks.
  • Where to Buy: New customers either purchase a new Fido device or monthly service plan by heading over to the Fido website or, customers will have the option to purchase in-store.
  • Buying a New Phone from Fido: Buying a new phone from Fido is super easy. All you need to have handy is your name, date of birth, a valid credit card and a valid Canadian ID. Head over to the Fido website or your nearest local retailer today.
  • Tethering: Customers who add-on this feature, tethering/personal hotspots are supported, as long as customers have a data add-on. 

Fact: Fido offers its customers access to the FidoTM wireless network coast-to-coast and with over 300 roaming partners in over 200 countries.