Looks like have wireless tit-for-tat responses right now, involving Public Mobile (Telus), Freedom Mobile (Shaw) and now Fido (Rogers).
Freedom Mobile has a 2GB bonus data for select plans, starting at $40 per month with 4GB of his speed data and unlimited Canada-wide talk.
Public Mobile last week launched their own promo, targeting Freedom Mobile customers specifically, offering their $40/4GB unlimited province-wide calling plan ($38/month after Autopay).
Now, Fido retentions appears to have launched a promo plan, offering a $45/4GB plan with unlimited nationwide calling, in response to both Public Mobile and Freedom Mobile. This offer isn’t as good as the $40/4GB response Fido offered last year, but the $5 extra offers unlimited nationwide calling versus province-wide.
According to RFD, those calling Fido to cancel their service with the retentions department will be offered this loyalty plan, especially if you mention Public Mobile/Freedom Mobile as a reason for leaving. The plan is being offered for 24 months.
For Fido customers in Ontario, an equivalent BYOD plan would be $65 for 3GB of data, or $85 for 5GB of data (and $115 for 9GB). So $45 with 4GB of data appears to be a decent ‘deal’ compared to regular prices.
Let us know if you’re going to call in and try to get this loyalty offer from Fido.