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Fido’s Standard Plans Revamped: Fewer Minutes, Data and Price Changes [PIC]

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Fido has updated their website to reflect changes on their Standard Plans and Smart Plans. The entry level Standard Plan has increased by $1 per month, but has 50 more daytime minutes and its 50 MB data removed. Other plans also have some minutes, data and price changes.

Here they are the changes below to the Standard Plans

  • $35/month (+$1): 250 minutes (+50 minutes); 50 MB data option removed
  • $39/month: 250 minutes (-50 minutes), 250 MB data (-50 MB)
  • $45/month (+$1)
  • $49/month (-$5): 750 minutes (-250 minutes)
  • $60/month (-$4)
  • $70/month (-$5)

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The higher end $60 and $70 plans got cheaper and plan details did not change.

As for Smart Plans (which offer up to $350 in subsidies on 2-year contracts), normally they are just $5/month more on top of Standard Plan pricing. But for the $39 and $49 Standard Plans, the Smart Plan equivalent is now $6/month more (instead of just $5/month).

Fido previously revamped their plans back in March. As of writing, Koodo and Virgin Mobile haven’t made changes to make their plans match Fido (yet).

If you’re on one of the three higher end plans, be sure to call in and get your savings. The $49 plan loses 250 daytime minutes, but people don’t talk on the phone anymore (seriously!) so that won’t really make much of a difference (you’re saving $5/month!).

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  • Joseph

    Gary, did you say the smart plan equivalents are 6$ MORE or just 6$ instead of $5…couldn’t tell from the article.

    Something tells me Fido picks numbers from hats for these add-ons, when they’re not busy colluding price-fixes with the other Big Telecoms.

  • $6 more for the $39 and $49 plans. Normally they are just $5 more.

  • hub2

    I got the old $34 rate and features for a relative. Off contract, BOYD, is she grandfathered into the old plan or not?

    She was just approaching 50 MB/mo usage and used less than 10 daytime minutes.

    Now they add 50 ABSOLUTELY USELESS daytime minutes and *remove* the 50 MB entirely, and charge an extra $1 for it??? Frak Fido…. and soon I’m sure it’ll be frak Virgin Mobile and Koodo too, who collude with Fido on prices and features.

  • canphone

    The $4 iPhone value pack seems to have disappeared as well

  • Cyrus Wu

    robbers…

  • JAY

    i still have my old plan that gives me unlimited Canada wide min and 2gb of data unlimited text photo and video msg voice mail call display 3way calling for only $60 bucks a month tax included now that a saving of $20 or $30 backs a month that’s not bad and the first year i was paying even less because i had credit of $20 so was paying $40 tax included for the first year then want to $60 but still worth it compare to the plans of today where you get nothing for the same price

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