Let’s do a brief recap of recent Fido activity:
1.) The company updates its CityFido plans so they can be used in any CityFido Zone in Canada. Survey says: Good
2.) Then the Rogers/Fido network (same company) starts to fail in reception and just overall quality. Survey says: Bad
3.) Then Fido decides to charge a $25.00 fee across all upgrades for all customers. Survey says: Really Bad
4.) Then the company changes its iPhone policy and makes it mandatory to have at least a $25 voice plan and $25 data plan to receive promotional device pricing. Survey says: Bad.
5.) Fido then makes 6PM early evenings a standard feature across all plans that have evenings and weekends. Survey says: Really Good.
6.) Now the company is releasing a new Unlimited Incoming plan to combat Virgin Mobile. Survey says: Good
So with that, it seems Fido is improving again.
However as per number 6, Fido has launched a new $35 unlimited incoming plan to directly combat the recent $35 unlimited incoming plan from Virgin Mobile.
$35 Unlimited Incoming Plan
This new plan from Fido available on a 3-year contract for an iPhone. With the plan and a minimum $25 data plan on a 3-year contract, customers receive promotional pricing on an iPhone device ($159/$269).
For reference, the plan is detailed below:
- Price: $35/month
- Minutes: 150 daytime
- Evenings/Weekends: Unlimited @ 6PM <– Now Standard!
- Features: Unlimited incoming local calls, unlimited international text messaging (Canada to Canada, Canada to US, Canada to outside North America)
- Promotions: Free Caller Display
Overall, this is not a bad offer, especially the 6PM evenings and free Caller Display. For comparison, the plan from Virgin Mobile is exactly the same, except I don’t believe Virgin has unlimited International text as part of their $35 package.
So if you’re looking to get an iPhone with Fido service, this is probably one of their best plans right now. Also note that the offer has not yet been updated on their website. Internal screenshot below: