There are a few differences.Originally Posted by Gaunt911
When I was looking for a prepaid phone for myself, even though I had a monthly plan with Fido (and would gain Fido Dollars for prepaid), I went with Rogers because based on my usage, Rogers seemed to be better for me.
What I liked about Rogers was that for a single payment of $100, I got an expiry date of 365 days. Fido doesn't have a 1 year expiry date option.
Rogers requires only the caller to pay if both are on Rogers prepaid. With Fido, both the caller and the receiver pay regardless of who the caller is with.
Rogers doesn't charge extra for MSN chat messages relayed via SMS whereas Fido charges extra for this.
Rogers charges when a caller gets transferred to voice mail. Apparently Fido does not. Rogers charges to retrieve the voice mail message even from a landline phone and apparently Fido does not. I didn't know this when I went with Rogers but I just cancelled my voice mail and relied on the free (included) call display.
The rates are relatively the same between the 2.
I went to Rogers prepaid primarily because of the 1 year expiry date and the free incoming SMS (which will no longer exist sometime next month). All the other aspects were just "bonuses".