Best Buy Sale: iPhone 6 for $99, iPhone 5s for $0 + $100 GC


If you were about to upgrade to an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s this weekend on Fido, check out the sale from Best Buy, which is only available this weekend.

Right now, the 16GB iPhone 6 is available for $99 (normally $269.99) on a two-year term, on a Tab24 Max Plan, while the 16GB iPhone 5s is $0 on a Tab24 Smart Plan, plus comes with a $100 store gift card.

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Max plans start at $85 per month with 500MB of data and unlimited minutes and messaging (except SK/MB/QC), while Smart Plans start at $50 per month with a measly 100MB of data, 200 daytime minutes and 5pm evenings.

If you were going to jump on an iPhone 5s, going through Best Buy will get you a $100 gift card, despite Fido offering the phone for the same $0 on contract.

But you may want to hold off, as Apple is set to announce a new 4-inch ‘iPhone SE’ at a special event, now set to debut on the week of March 21, 2016 (previously it was slated for March 15).


  • SF1234

    I find it hard to believe that anyone ever signs up for $85 plans for 500 MB of data.
    Anyways, question for you guys… if you insist on staying with your grandfathered plan, what are your options to buy an iPhone other than buying it outright. Does Fido make you pay more up front? On their website, it seems that you can only have the phone on contract if you sign up for a max plan.

  • Patrick Ducharme

    If you don’t buy it with their shity Max Plan, I think they won’t even sell it to you, or maybe at full unlocked retail price (but it will be LOCKED), so the best will be to buy it at Apple directly at full price.

  • toysandme

    Buy outright from Apple unlocked with free shipping. On a budget get one that is a year old.

  • Wall Man

    I was just browsing the Fido Forums and apparently you can transfer your old Smart plan and purchase an iPhone with a smaller subsidy. But you have to call in. Just search on ‘Smart Plan’

    I ended up purchasing outright from Apple. Apple was able to move my number to a Fido Nanosim for no cost. Also I wanted an unlocked phone and saved the unlock charge and whatever upgrade fee Fido would charge.

  • SF1234

    In 2014, when I bought my iPhone 6 with maximum subsidy from fido, my $65 6Gb data plan was considered a Max plan for some reason. I came to find out this is no longer the case. I am wondering what will be my best options for upgrading this fall. I don’t want to lose my current plan. But then, $900 for a base iPhone seems way too much. I guess I would be happy if I get some subsidy if my plan is considered a Smart Plan, but I dont know if Fido actually accepts Smart Plans for iPhones.