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Fido’s 20th Anniversary Promo: Get 1GB Data Free, Here’s How

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Fido has launched a promo to offer customers 1GB of free data, as it nears its 20th birthday. The company says it will give away “millions of free data” to Fido customers nationwide, plus other gifts over the next few months.

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Here’s how to get your 1GB of free data, if you’re a postpaid customer:

Text GIFT to 2020; You’ll receive a confirmation noting you’ll get 500MB on your November bill cycle and 500MB on your December bill cycle.

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Nancy Audette, Vice President, Fido Wireless, told iPhone in Canada in a statement “As Fido’s 20th Anniversary approaches, we wanted to show our customers our appreciation by offering them 1 GB of free data along with other freebies and contests over the next few months,” adding “We have amazing loyal customers, some of which have been with us for the full 20 years, so we really wanted to show the love as part of our birthday celebrations.”

The free 1GB data offer starts today and goes until October 24th, 2016.

Fido launched in Canada back in April, 1997, as the first carrier to debut a GSM network, while also being first to launch a pre-paid service the following year. In 2004, Rogers acquired Fido.

Let us know if you’re going to jump on this! Free data? We’ll take it!

Update: Here are a couple ads just posted by Fido regarding this promo:

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  • einsteinbqat

    How generous…

  • Dehop

    “It’s a trap!”

  • Joe

    if they started in 1987, wouldn’t this be their 30th anniversary? ps: we’re old…

  • Babbitt

    I’m pretty sure they started in the 90’s. All we had were analog phones in the 80’s and definitely not GSM.

  • Henry Gan

    For the customers who received double data bonus offer text message in the past few weeks, they are not eligible to get this 500mb/ 2 months offer. “Hi, it’s Fido: We totally want you in on the party, but looks like you’re currently enjoying an even sweeter offer from us. Our 20th anniversary data offer can’t be combined with it, but don’t worry-we have more surprises coming your way! Visit fido.ly/20years to keep up with the celebration !”

  • KS

    The website screams “Millions of GB of data for free”, a smaller line below it says “1 GB of free data to everyone”, and yet another line below that explains “500 MB over 2 months”. I hope there’s no fine print somewhere which says “That is, 17 MB data free everyday for 2 months, renewed everyday”

  • newmark888

    It seems to have worked for my tablet plan (that I use on my iphone). I guess we’ll see if this royally screws up my billing next month.

  • swotam

    Hey, free data is free data, I’l take it.

  • Exactly!

  • Tim

    yep, Fido was founded in 1996

  • Damn it…meant to say 1997! Fixed!

    #90s4ever

  • I’m a little scared to lol.
    I just got Fido’s 2GB additional data for 1 year. I’m worried this promo will replace my existing promo 😛

    I’m thinking it’s best to just be happy with what I got.

  • Emiliano Mazzetto

    This is what I got for paying “only” $110 for 5gb:

    “Hi, it’s Fido: We totally want you in on the party, but looks like you’re currently enjoying an even sweeter offer from us. Our 20th anniversary data offer can’t be combined with it, but don’t worry-we have more surprises coming your way! Visit fido.ly/20years to keep up with the celebration !”

  • MrXax

    Unbelievable.

  • Chris Zhu

    I’m paying $50 for 5GB and that’s what I got too.

  • Eric

    I have the 10gb plan for $100. I don’t qualify for this but somehow I qualified for 2gb bonus data for a year. So now I’m 12gb data for $100.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    It would be more of a “gift” if it was for a year instead of 2 months.

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