Fido has launched a promo on their wireless network-based Home Phone, where if you sign up on a 2-year term, you get 12 months free, if you’re an existing Fido postpaid wireless customer.
Normally, Fido Home Phone costs $18 per month ($13/month in SK/MB/QC), but after you factor in the 12 months free, it cuts the price in half to $9 (or $6.5 in SK/MB/QC). The term also includes Home Phone hardware for $0 (worth $30).
Rogers has launched the same promo, but it’s just marketed as $9.99 per month for two years (call Retentions to get it).
The starting $18/month Fido Home Phone plan includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, while all plans include call display, voicemail, call forwarding, call waiting and conference calling. You get to keep your existing home phone number, plus you can take the Home Phone device with you anywhere on the Fido network.
Rogers and Fido launched their wireless network-based home phone service back in the summer of 2013, and at the time debuted at $9.99 for existing customers. Fast forward to 2016, and their original prices are now considered a ‘promo’.
If you need a home phone for long distance Canada-wide, this is a decent offer. Do note that if the power goes out, your Rogers/Fido Home Phone has 36 hours of standby battery life and 3 hours of talk time. The offer ends March 31, 2016 (Updated to clarify standby battery life).