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    City fido vs wind

    So now that the big three flanker brands are turning up the pressure how will wind deal with it.Wind can't have the unstoppable plan or miracle plan forever. Regular rates are 45 always shout and 35 unlimited data equals 80 bucks.While fido you can get the city fido 35 plus value pack plus 1 gb data for $75 bucks. I know wind fanboys will attack me on this,but its the truth. Plus with fido you can hup.

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    forget fido vs wind.

    Let's make it more interesting and move it to the Rogers forums and have a FIDO vs CHAT-R discussion.

    Rogers is cannibalizing their own company. Weird huh?

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    Rogers brand itself will never have unlimited their a "premium" brand. I thought if fido came out with city fido unlimited they would do away with chat-r,still kicking around though.

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    Since when is 1GB equivalent to unlimited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iHype View Post
    forget fido vs wind.

    Let's make it more interesting and move it to the Rogers forums and have a FIDO vs CHAT-R discussion.

    Rogers is cannibalizing their own company. Weird huh?
    Chat-r was never meant to be around long term, it was meant to kill the new guys then Rogers would just ignore it, and let it die. Didn't work out as planned so now Rogers will just ignore Chat-r earlier than planned and use Fido to kill the new guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhuynh View Post
    Since when is 1GB equivalent to unlimited?
    It is not of course but many of us don't actually need unlimited and therefore it is of little actual value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhuynh View Post
    Since when is 1GB equivalent to unlimited?
    75% of Canadians do not care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhuynh View Post
    Since when is 1GB equivalent to unlimited?
    It's not,the closet comparable plan. Another option is 6gb but that only comes when the iPhone launches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z24gta View Post
    Wind can't have the unstoppable plan or miracle plan forever.
    Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by z24gta View Post
    Plus with fido you can hup.
    Nothing but a ploy to make you think you're getting value. There's no value (to the consumer) in signing a contract.

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    at tim, 1st question wind wont have the unstoppable plan forever at retail level to sign up for,because its not profitable for them in a couple years. And if your going to stay with a company for 10 plus years,wouldn't it be easier to sign one and get phones that cost 500+ for discounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z24gta View Post
    at tim, 1st question wind wont have the unstoppable plan forever at retail level to sign up for,because its not profitable for them in a couple years. And if your going to stay with a company for 10 plus years,wouldn't it be easier to sign one and get phones that cost 500+ for discounts.
    Without access to the balance sheet (which we won't ever see as Wind is a private company), it's impossible to know what's profitable and what's not. There have been plenty of threads in this forum that suggest $40 or $45/mo is sustainable.

    As for the second portion, to each their own, really. I personally think consumer loyalty is stupid. I don't plan to stay with a provider for 10 years, I plan to use the company that gives me the best value. Right now that's Wind. I'm also contract free which means if I wanted to, I could switch over to the Fido plan today. Of course I don't want to, because it sucks. But if it was competitive with Wind, I probably would.

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    To each his own,but if a company that had coverage all over ontario came in and had better prices than rogers.I would switch in a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z24gta View Post
    To each his own,but if a company that had coverage all over ontario came in and had better prices than rogers.I would switch in a second.
    But the city Fido plan doesn't cover all of Ontario. It covers the same areas Wind does. When roaming outside of the zones, it costs $0.10/min more than Wind does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z24gta View Post
    To each his own,but if a company that had coverage all over ontario came in and had better prices than rogers.I would switch in a second.
    Wind has coverage everywhere Rogers/Fido does. Plus Wind is much cheaper when out of a home zone, than Fido is when out of a City Fido zone.

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    I was referring to my plan being able to go with Rogers. This was comparing about city fido vs wind. And yes its more for when you go out of your "zone". But that can be fixed with a call to retention and get the un-zoned version.

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