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Fido Device Protection Plan Launches, $12 Per Month for iPhones

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Last year Rogers launched their Device Protection plans in November, and today the company has informed us Fido Device Protection has similarly launched. The protection package service includes the following:

  • Device Protection
  • Phone Finder and Anti-theft
  • Fido TechXpert service

The monthly costs associated for the service are as follows: $8 for Fido TechXpert service, $10 for Fido Device Protection (non-iPhone devices) and $12 for iPhone devices.

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Below are the features of Fido Device Protection:

– Your device is protected against physical damage, loss*, theft* and water damage, including out-of-warranty malfunction.
– Let us know about an issue by 5 p.m. (ET) and, in most cases, your replacement device will be delivered next business day.
– To be eligible, you must sign up within 15 days of new activation or upgrade.
– All devices are covered, including iPhone, and standard accessories including battery, charger, SIM card and memory card. Fido Prepaid and tablets are not eligible.
– No term commitment required. You can cancel at any time.
– Replacement devices may be new or refurbished versions of the same or comparable model.
– Limit of two replacements during a 12-month period.
– Depending on your device model, a service replacement fee of $25, $80, $120 or $200 will be charged when you make a request to replace your device. A full list of Service Replacement Fees by model is available at fido.ca/servicerequest.

Anyone interested in signing up for this?

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  • 16Gb iPhone 5 replacement fee is $200. Plus the $12 a month? That puts it far over the cost of Applecare+! Are there any advantages to this over Apple’s protection plan?

  • Breathless

    Can’t people abuse this. You can claim you lost your phone 2 times for the year and pay the $200. Then sell it back for at least double the price.

  • cyruskafaiwu

    you’re not post this.

  • Mark

    This is beyond silly. Costs for extended warranties (with replacement) on other similarly priced items is a small fraction of this.

  • MrXax

    Absolutely hilarious. I truly hope that no one is foolish enough to throw their money away like this.

  • MrXax

    I’m not totally sure, but I think phones marked as stolen will be blacklisted on the network.

  • Chuck

    do the math, This is a fantastic idea and I’ll def sign up the next time I upgrade my device. I’ve had to pay $700 in the past when I lost my device and this would have saved me a bundle. Even with the $200 and $12/month you end of saving money for years if you damage or lose your device.

  • Chuck

    derek, Applecare+ doesn’t include lost/stolen and “damage” can be subjective. From what I read this plan covers lost, stolen, any type of damage (such as water) with no questions asked.

  • Lacoste

    Of course not Gary Ng. What a waste of money! When did you become so soft on Rogers/Fido. I remember the early days of your blog when you ran the accumulating list of terrible moves Rogers made. Nothing like that here anymore. Too bad.

  • I think the plans speak for themselves. We have evolved to bring a more balanced approach; when we rag on carriers people accuse us of not being objective. We can’t win them all.

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