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Fido Website Source Code Reveals iPhone 4 Pricing?

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**Update1: How to find out your iPhone 4 Fido upgrade eligibility: click here TAKE THIS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.

Here we go again. More iPhone 4 pricing rumours, however this time around it’s embedded in the Fido website source code. Here’s what Adam discovered from his digging (Chantelle Joy also found some goodies before too) from this page: http://www.fido.ca/web/Fido.portal?_…eting-_-iphone

function checkEligibility() {
var Eligibility_urlStr =
“/web/com/fido/portlets/handset/iphoneRequest/upgradeEligibility.jsp”;
var ctn = jQuery.trim($(“#LightphNo1”).val()) +
jQuery.trim($(“#LightphNo2”).val()) + jQuery.trim($(“#LightphNo3”).val());
var postalCode = jQuery.trim($(“#LightphNo4”).val());
Eligibility_urlStr = Eligibility_urlStr + “?ctn=” + ctn + “&postalCode=” +
postalCode;

$.ajax({
url: Eligibility_urlStr,
cache: false,
type: “POST”,
dataType: “html”,
timeout: 300000,
success: function(data, textStatus){
data = jQuery.trim(data);
if(data == ‘H’) {
$(‘#checkContent’).css(‘display’,’none’);
$(‘#eligibleContent’).css(‘display’,’block’);
$(‘#eligibleMsg’).html(‘You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at the special
price of $199 for 16GB or $299 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement.
FidoDollars applicable. Certain conditions apply.’);
}
else if(data == ‘M’) {
$(‘#checkContent’).css(‘display’,’none’);
$(‘#eligibleContent’).css(‘display’,’block’);
$(‘#eligibleMsg’).html(‘You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for
16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In
addition, you will receive a $250 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions
apply.’);
}
else if(data == ‘S’) {
$(‘#checkContent’).css(‘display’,’none’);
$(‘#eligibleContent’).css(‘display’,’block’);
$(‘#eligibleMsg’).html(‘You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for
16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In
addition, you will receive a $450 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions
apply.’);
}
else if(data == ‘null’) {
$(‘#checkContent’).css(‘display’,’none’);
$(‘#eligibleContent’).css(‘display’,’block’);
$(‘#eligibleMsg’).html(‘You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for
16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In
addition, you will receive a $450 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions
apply.’);
}
},
error: function(xhrRequest, textStatus, errorThrown){
//onError(xhrRequest, textStatus, errorThrown)
}
});
return false;
}

So, if this source code is correct once again, we get the following prices:

3 year contract pricing
iPhone 4 16GB: $199
iPhone 4 32GB: $299

Contract free pricing:
iPhone 4 16GB: $699
iPhone 4 32GB: $799

These unlocked prices differ from our unlocked iPhone 4 predictions and CBC’s reported pricing. The only price we have yet to confirm is the unlocked iPhone 4 pricing from the Apple Store. The 699/799 price point is the same as outright iPhone 3GS units during last year’s launch.


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  • Kieu

    If those are the prices, I might as well get it from Apple on release (order online and ship) and save $20-$30 dollars. PLUS, it will even be factory unlocked.

  • SF

    Plus you get a free bumper 😀
    Btw, what's the $450 Fido reward bonus? Is that Fido dollars?

  • Mike.B

    You can get a free bumper either way

  • This does it for me. Numerous problems with the original order on preorder day delayed getting the iphone4 till Jul 16th. Since activated, it has lost more phone calls than my 3G did during the complete 2 years owned. Example. Dropped my brother in laws calls 3 times in a row, who loves to rub in my defects, on the day activated, while phone is sitting on a desk, plugged in, full antenna, on speaker phone!! His reply after 3rd drop? Did you get a new phone? Which one did you buy? Wow, that phone sucks!! Thanks Apple for giving “know it all” another shot at me. Not touching the phone anywhere! Weak. Proximity sensor puts my clients on hold, mute, or speaker several times a day. The face speaker activation I can handle. The on-hold, mute, face activations are very unprofessional. You try excusing the conversation drop with a “sorry, you were just iphoned” explanation. After much deliberation, sadly, I am returning the phone tomorrow. I agree with an article I just read concerning Steve Jobs “gift” of a free bumper. He states you can return the phone without any restock fee within 30 days. I received the case program email and initiated the process only to find it takes 3 weeks to get whichever free case you choose. 3 weeks! How will I have time to receive, install, and test the phone antenna problem in time to return it if the problem is not fixed. Again, very weak Mr. Jobs. Loved my 3G. Going back to it. Will wait for better products. Sheep are fine as people need to be clothed and fed. I prefer to be a user clothed from the sheep and not the sheep that gets sheared. To clarify, I hope Apple shears billions worth from iphone 4 sales to the sheep. This ensures Apple will go on and hopefully create a perfect iphone5 at which point I will gladly become a sheep again!

  • J-Money

    Hi Bob.

    Say what you will, you are one of the select few who are having such problems. Bad luck on your part.
    Hopefully, mine will be fine, after which I can return to mock you.

    Also, if you are so important that you need to be professional with clients.. what the hell are you doing with an iPhone? Get a BB and concentrate on your career. Jeez, people like to rant and try to act like they are above others by saying “sheep”. Perhaps you were just shit on by the universe, and the rest of us will be ok. If not, I will simply return mine.

    Mini rant over.

  • CF

    Do I need a credit card to sign up for a 3 year contract? And if I sign the contract and cancel it can I still use my old Fido plan and still keep the phone?

    Thanks guys really appreciate if someone can explain.

  • Darren

    If you're going to sign the contract and cancel it, you might as well just buy the phone outright as it's going to cost you $400 to cancel your contract…

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  • AppleFly

    Instead of complaining your face off on websites, just return it if you're that unhappy…

  • gordon gecko

    apple store is busy updating. this usually precedes product introductions. could be this morning.

  • Kev

    Apple.ca just posted the prices on their webpage.
    Go to the main page and click on iPhone ( the store is down right now) at the bottom of the page is says iphone 4 starting at $199

  • Ma Gelinas

    Hi Kev, you have these info on the US page, not on Canadian page

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  • HESOMAD

    LOL U MAD

  • Jaye

    I saw that they were updating earlier this morning around 6am central time…
    and i made sure it was apple CANADA…and if you click on the top iphone menu link…a blue button that said BUY NOW appeared and when u clicked on it, it went to the apple canada store which said UPDATING…

    BUT NOW…the apple canada store is working and it STILL says COMING SOON…
    WTH???

  • umadbro?

  • IS

    what's the difference the date types? H, M, and S??

  • PS

    Similar code on Rogers iphone page, which as been updated for July 30th availability, but no price information found in the embedded code.

  • asdmd

    Morning, hey EX just wondering if you could clarify an answer. So I called up rogers sales today to ask a few questions about the iphone. Obv she was playing it down, but she said new activations are also given the 6 month free talk time, but then she said this offer might not be valid on iphone. (or she just doesn't know what will be offered). Even though Bell and Telus are offering new sign up 6 months free. She also told me that if I upgrade my current account for the next 3 years i'll get my first 3 months talk time free, is this true?

    thanks

  • Momin

    mistake in the article. it says the iPhone prices are for unlocked ones when they arent, those prices are for the iPhone 4 locked to Fido, without a contract. please update.

  • Ex

    No.
    Upgrades on a 3-year usually receive no promotions unless you specifically call in and beg pretty much.

    New Activations always get the promos.

  • za3toor

    All Iphones sold in Canada will be UNLOCKED by default from apple.

  • Ex

    Except if you purchase on contract from the Apple Store/wireless dealer. Then the iPhone is locked.

  • Kyleleclair

    Does anyone know if Apple will set up a reservation service for the Friday launch like they did in the US? I want to go the Apple Store at launch but I would prefer knowing I have a unit reserved for me. Any insight would be helpful.

  • asdmd

    Hi ex, ok great, i'll call up rogers again and ask her to document what she said in the notes so I can call them on it if they don't. thanks for the help!

  • shifdee

    if you google 'telus iphone4' you will see a sponsored add implying a July 30th release.

  • Ex

    First come, first served.

  • Laura

    Roger's webpage now says coming July 30th!

  • SF

    They were updating the store for the new iMacs. And also the Magic Trackpad.

  • I haven't seen a post for it yet, so I just wanted to check that everybody knows that the rogers site was just updated to say coming july 30th. I know, no new information, but progress is progress.

  • Momin

    No they won't all be unlocked. Go look at the UK. These phones from fido are locked to fido. Only phones direct from apple are unlocked.

  • Turtle

    I'm also wondering why the iPhone 4s in the canadian apple store have the black and the white. Hasn't it been delayed?

  • Momin

    No. Check your facts. ONLY from apple will they be unlocked. And as Ex said, this excludes those on contract purchased from apple stores.

  • Ex

    They only come unlocked from Apple Canada if bought outright. Otherwise they are locked.

  • Momin

    Exactly. This article needs to be updated to reflect that 🙂

  • Donaldallen

    Do you want to find out if you're eligible for an iPhone 4 upgrade with Fido?

    http://www.fido.ca/web/com/fido/portlets/handse

    Change 7805555555 to your phone number (no spaces, no dashes). And change A1A1A1 to your postal code (all uppercase and no spaces).

    If it returns H:

    “You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at the special price of $199 for 16GB or $299 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. Certain conditions apply.”

    If it returns M:

    “You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for 16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In addition, you will receive a $250 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions apply.”

    If it returns S:

    “You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for 16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In addition, you will receive a $450 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions apply.”

    If it returns NULL (either you entered wrong info, or you're not with Fido:

    “You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for 16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In addition, you will receive a $450 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions apply.”

  • BKUSHNER

    You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone4 at $699 for 16GB or $799 for 32GB, with a 3 year Fido Agreement. FidoDollars applicable. In addition, you will receive a $450 Fido Rewards bonus. Certain conditions apply.
    Click here to register for more information and updates
    Your new Fido Agreement will begin immediately and shall include, if applicable, the number of months left in your current Fido Agreement plus the number of months you have selected for your new Fido Agreement.

    CONTRACT STACKING!!! NO F'IN WAY i'M SIGNING A 4 YEAR CONTRACT

  • My Fido account page now says that I am eligible for an update on July 30 2010
    Will there be an early upgrade policy? My contract is from Sep 23 2008 – 2011 so this is basically 22 months
    Anyone?

  • Insoo Yoon

    it returns S for me! AHHHH WHYYYY? 🙁
    i've been with fido for 26 months and have 10 months left for my contract 🙁
    I can't pay $699 to get a new phone ! 🙁

  • Slickdude72

    Do you guys think it will be required to sign a data plan in order to get an Iphone 4?

  • J4byers

    If he gets the phone early and cancels later, he can differ spending the extra 400 until he cancels the contract. But if I'm not mistaken if you cancel the contract you lose the plan and the number.

  • Fantastic find, Donaldallen. More info at the iPhoneinCanada.ca Forums:

    http://iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?…

  • Pecator

    J4byers is right. I have a great plan with Fido. When I got my first Iphone I discussed that very thing. They told me very clearly that if I break the contract I would lose my plan. Since this plan hasn't been offered in over six years, it was cheaper for me to stay out of a contract

  • WHY DO I HAVE TO SHOW UP M???? =[

  • Adam

    Anyone get an H? I tested mine and returned M (I should be eligible for M since I am 5 months away from finishing my contract ). To do some further testing, I tried again with my friend's number and postal code who has never had a contract (Should defenatly be an H) and he also got M. Let me know if anyone gets H?

  • Adam

    I don't think this is correct though. I tested mine and returned M (I should be eligible for M since I am 5 months away from finishing my contract ). To do some further testing, I tried again with my friend's number and postal code who has never had a contract (Should defenatly be an H) and he also got M. Let me know if anyone gets anything other than M or Null

  • Rubayed

    I got an S, although i was expecting an H, since I'm only 13 months way to fulfill my 3 yrs contract. Not only I've called a Fido representative but i just dropped by at Montreal's downtown Ste-Catherine's Fido place and the lady there too said I'm eligible for an upgrade for the reduced 3 year contract price on July 30th supposedly for $199,,,so I'm confused and unsure who to believe. Fido people or this web-link??

  • Noahattic

    i dont think the link works anymore since i tried mine and it gave me a null , also i tried my friend who's 2 month away from finishing the his contract and it gave me a null again. i am pretty sure my friend is eligible to upgrade.

    anyways, i am very desperate that i pretty much cannot upgrade to iphone 4 if i go with fido….. for me, the better chance is switch to rogers…. since i can make sure to upgrade a new phone every 2 years. if going with fido, my contract with be ended in 2015…. which looks really ridiculous !

  • Adam C

    Update: I just checked again mine went from a suspicious M (I am 5 months away from new contract-should have subsidized pricing) to a null, my friend's number (no contract) was also an M and is now null. IMO this confirms someone is just testing the code or something, and it's not complete yet. I wouldn't pay attention to your letter, just wait and see what is said officially.

  • JL15

    I just got off the phone with Fido and asked if I was eligible for an iPhone 4 upgrade. My contract runs to September 2011 and I'm not eligible for an upgrade since I'm not 6 months away from that date. I hope Fido will have a promotion for existing iPhone 3G customers to upgrade.

  • Mr. Mac

    The reason for the diffrent price rumours are because the big 3 will have different pricing, which means that 2 of the 3 rumours will turn out to be true. Telus and Bell have a different contract with Apple than Rogers and may have to sell the iPhone at a lower price point than Rogers. Bell and Telus may have to sell at $249 and $149 or slightly higher. If you're not yet with Rogers and you'll be signing a contract, make sure you do your homework before you pick a carrier on Friday. The original $749 guess may yet turn out to be true for the Apple store unlocked price as this price affects the price at which Bell and Telus have to sell, though I think the CBC price may be bang on.

  • I just checked the code again – and it has been removed…

  • Hey all – I found something else on the Fido website

    http://www.fido.ca/web/page/portal/Fido/iPhones

    So:

    APPLE IPHONE 4
    $199 – 16 GB Black
    $199 – 16 GB White
    $299 – 32 GB Black
    $299 – 32 GB White

    They sure don't hide their code very well 😉

    Cheers

  • Corey
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