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    Question Fido prepaid "Talk for 10¢ "

    What's the point of Fido's talk for 10¢ when you pay $10.75 for absolutely nothing vs adding in a $10 or $20 credit for absolutely nothing but your credit rolls over?

    I'm looking at this from the viewpoint of an occasional user and not a chatterbox that should be on CityFido.

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    ...So this is simply not for you...

    Light users like you, basic refill at $0.30/ Minutes, no daily or monthly deductions (beside the 911 fee of $0.75 of course).

    Quote Originally Posted by rf134a View Post
    What's the point of Fido's talk for 10¢ when you pay $10.75 for absolutely nothing vs adding in a $10 or $20 credit for absolutely nothing but your credit rolls over?

    I'm looking at this from the viewpoint of an occasional user and not a chatterbox that should be on CityFido.
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    I didn't do a cost analysis but I think that this plan is a waste of money especially when there are other better prepaid options available from other carriers.
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    a relative of mine was looking at this plan. what do you mean $10.75 for nothing? do you mean this is $10.75+$0.1*minutes used? or is the $10.75 a prepaid topup? is VM/CID/CW included in this (i doubt it)?

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    For $10.75, you have access to a Call Display/ Name Display, Basic VoiceMail. Mostly, your airtime rate will be reduce to $0.10/Minute...

    Quote Originally Posted by oermens View Post
    ...do you mean this is $10.75+$0.1*minutes used? or is the $10.75 a prepaid topup? is VM/CID/CW included in this (i doubt it)?



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    Normally, $20 gets you 100 mins. at 20c/min. But at 10c/min., that essentially doubles your minutes to 200 mins. I figure that the normal $20/mo. + $10/mo. = $30/mo. carrying cost for 200 mins./mo. I think this option is good for those who would use up 200 mins./mo on average because normally 200 mins. would have cost you two refills of $20 each=$40.

    Sound right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Z24 View Post
    For $10.75, you have access to a Call Display/ Name Display, Basic VoiceMail. Mostly, your airtime rate will be reduce to $0.10/Minute...






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    You get all those with any prepaid plan though.
    This plan makes no sense to me. If you use more minutes you might as well just use the $19 or whatever prepaid.

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    Buy $20 voucher to get $10.75 plan, 10c/minute rate ....

    Buy $20 voucher to get 20c/minute rate...

    Works out to be... the same? I have to be missing something here.
    //str8

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8outtaTO View Post
    Buy $20 voucher to get $10.75 plan, 10c/minute rate ....

    Buy $20 voucher to get 20c/minute rate...

    Works out to be... the same? I have to be missing something here.
    The $10.75 is a monthly fee to get the special rate of 10 cents/min. It's over-and-above your airtime purchase. So if you sign up for this 'plan', then your regular top-up of, say $20, will get you 200 mins.

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