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Fido To Launch CityFido Prepaid Option

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Effective January 24, 2010, Fido will be launching a Prepaid version of the entry level contracted $40 CityFido plan. The new CityFido Prepaid plan will be available in nine cities across Canada, which include Calgary, Edmonton, London, Montreal, Ottawa/Gatineau, Toronto, Quebec City, Vancouver, and Victoria.

The CityFido Prepaid will include the following plan features:

$45 per month

  • 1000 in-zone anytime local minutes (Billed by the minute)
  • Unlimited Incoming/Outgoing Text Messages (Canada-wide)
  • Call Display
  • Voice Mail
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • $0.40 for each additional minute
  • $0.40 for each out-of-zone minute*
  • $0.40 for each long distance minute**
  • $0.25 for each outgoing US/International text message

*The CityFido prepaid zones are city-dependent and are the same CityFido zones found on Fido.ca.

**The CityFido prepaid long distance map is the same as the Local Calling Area maps for Fido plans found on Fido.ca

Since the plan is a Fido prepaid package, customers must have at least $45 per month available in their prepaid balance. Eligible prepaid vouchers include $10, $20, $30, and $50.

A prepaid option also means that an iPhone will have to be purchased outright in order to be used on the prepaid option. Since this is a prepaid plan, and not contracted, there is no discounts provided for devices.

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  • iVictoria

    Seems expensive compared to what you get for the City Fido $40 post-paid contract (2000 minutes billed to the second) but reasonable compared to what you typically pay for prepaid minutes (e.g. 30 cents per minute on Virgin Mobile). The new City Fido prepaid plan works out to 4.5 cents per minute. What about a data package? There is no mention of what the data would cost if you purchased a Smart Phone like the iPhone. And look at the long distance rates. Many prepaid providers (e.g. Virgin Mobile) charge you 30 cents per minute for long distance. If you are going to pony-up $40 per month with FIDO why not go with a Wind Mobile $45 per month plan with unlimited talk across Canada? Okay it's not prepaid but what 's the difference? No contract either way.

  • dudemaster

    Wow! This plan is valid in London Ontario. This must mean that WIND mobile is about to come here (happy dance!!)

  • iVictoria

    Seems expensive compared to what you get for the City Fido $40 post-paid contract (2000 minutes billed to the second) but reasonable compared to what you typically pay for prepaid minutes (e.g. 30 cents per minute on Virgin Mobile). The new City Fido prepaid plan works out to 4.5 cents per minute. What about a data package? There is no mention of what the data would cost if you purchased a Smart Phone like the iPhone. And look at the long distance rates. Many prepaid providers (e.g. Virgin Mobile) charge you 30 cents per minute for long distance. If you are going to pony-up $40 per month with FIDO why not go with a Wind Mobile $45 per month plan with unlimited talk across Canada? Okay it's not prepaid but what 's the difference? No contract either way.

  • dudemaster

    Wow! This plan is valid in London Ontario. This must mean that WIND mobile is about to come here (happy dance!!)

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