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    Fido Dollars

    Quick Question.

    If you guys were leaving Fido, what would you do with your fido dollars (127$).

    I'm thinking of 2 options.

    1- I get a crappy Fido phone for free and give/sell it.

    2- Sign a 3 year contract and get an iPhone 4 (16g) for next to nothing. Sell the iPhone (for around 400-500$) and cancel the account. Use money from iPhone to pay ECF (300$ is that right?). Make 100$ minimum. Am I way off on this?

    What do you guys think. Oh, and I'm currently not on any contract.

    Thanks for the suggestions

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    I don't believe there are any phones you can even buy with 127 fido dollars.

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    I can get all these phones below for 0$. This page is only viewable from my account/redeem Fido dollars.

    SONY ERICSSON CEDAR
    SONY ERICSSON VIVAZ PRO
    LG NEON 2
    LG GOSSIP
    NOKIA C1
    Samsung Gravity T456
    LG Xenon
    LG Neon TE365
    LG Neon TE365 Blue
    Nokia 2220
    LG GB250G Black
    Sony Ericsson T715a
    Sony Ericsson T715a Pink
    Nokia 2720
    Samsung SGH-f266
    MOTO W233 Renew

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    I had around $200, I bought a T715 which I'll keep (after unlocking it) for the sake of having an emergency phone, but probably will send to another country so they may be able to sell it, really not that many options anyway....

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    You are wrong in # 2,

    Quote Originally Posted by Peeekay View Post
    Quick Question.

    If you guys were leaving Fido, what would you do with your fido dollars (127$).

    I'm thinking of 2 options.

    1- I get a crappy Fido phone for free and give/sell it.

    2- Sign a 3 year contract and get an iPhone 4 (16g) for next to nothing. Sell the iPhone (for around 400-500$) and cancel the account. Use money from iPhone to pay ECF (300$ is that right?). Make 100$ minimum. Am I way off on this?

    What do you guys think. Oh, and I'm currently not on any contract.
    You are wrong in # 2, Your cancelation fee is going to be $300 for Voice + $200 for Data + 1 month of data and voice service monthly bill

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    There's also the 25$ overhead charge for hardware upgrades which cannot be paid by fido dollars.

    Those 0$ prices you listed are based off a 2 year contract.
    +$25 Retention Voice
    200 DT; 7pm 1000 EW
    -$5 General Credit
    +$10 UL Browsing
    CID; 100 SMS
    =$30+tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmkbow View Post
    There's also the 25$ overhead charge for hardware upgrades which cannot be paid by fido dollars.

    Those 0$ prices you listed are based off a 2 year contract.
    Actually some phones i can get without signing a 2 year contract.

    I guess ill just use my fido dollars on a crappy phone.

    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peeekay View Post
    Actually some phones i can get without signing a 2 year contract.

    I guess ill just use my fido dollars on a crappy phone.

    Thanks for the help

    You still have to pay a $25 + Tax for a Bogus Made up Fee. Also known has Hardware upgrade fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jattdesi View Post
    You still have to pay a $25 + Tax for a Bogus Made up Fee. Also known has Hardware upgrade fee.
    I just ordered one online. No fees, just used my fido dollars. It even covered the taxes and shipping.

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    There will be a $25 fee on your invoice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Liar View Post
    There will be a $25 fee on your invoice.
    +1. There will be a hardware upgrade fee and I'm sure it was mentioned in some fine print throughout the order process.

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    Interesting, my friend got a T715 around 5 months ago and he didn't get the $25 extra, is this new?

    Also when I got the T715 using my remaining Fido $ I didn't get a any info about it by the rep or on the paper, I just checked the whole thing and it doesn't say anything....

    Btw, if this $25 does indeed exist, then the advert from Fido about Fido $ is false publicity...good to know...

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    The $25 + Tax fee was started couple of months ago, there was a thread about it not too long ago by worldIRC.

    To Post # 9, are you sure there was no mention of the $25 charge through out the check out screens, if there wasn't then you could probably get away not paying it. However there is suppose to be a $25 + Tax Charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenrry View Post
    Interesting, my friend got a T715 around 5 months ago and he didn't get the $25 extra, is this new?

    Also when I got the T715 using my remaining Fido $ I didn't get a any info about it by the rep or on the paper, I just checked the whole thing and it doesn't say anything....

    Btw, if this $25 does indeed exist, then the advert from Fido about Fido $ is false publicity...good to know...
    It started in early December. But yeah, Fido $'s are nearly useless for lower price plans (<$30)

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    Wow, other way to rip ppl off, seriously what a great company Rogers is....

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