There are several Fido phone plans. You can either pay by the month, the day or even the minute.
Fido Phone Plan: By the Month
Fido Phone has four monthly prepaid plans ranging from $10 to $39 per month. All four plans allow for unlimited incoming text messages and all four plans charge a $.75 911 emergency access fee. That’s where the similarities end.
- For $39 per month you get 2,000 anytime local minutes within your selected city or (CityFido zone). You can choose from Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, London, Toronto, Ottawa/Gatineau, Montreal or Quebec. If you go over your 2,000 minute allotment it will cost an additional $.40 per minute within your CityFido zone. Although all four plans provide unlimited incoming texts, this plan also gives you unlimited outgoing texts*.
- For $29.75 per month you get 100 daytime minutes, 1,000 nights and weekend minutes, 100 outgoing text messages* and unlimited incoming texts. If you go over your 100 daytime or 1,000 nights/weekend minutes you’ll have to pay an additional $.40 per additional minute.
- With the $19.75 plan you get 50 daytime minutes, 300 nights/weekends and 50 outgoing text messages*.
- The least expensive plan, the $10 plan is called Talk & Text for 10 cents. There are no included minutes. Each talk minute costs 10 cents as does each outgoing text*.
Fido Phone Plan: By the Day
There are two daily pay as you go plans; both cost $1 a day. They both charge $.30 per minute weekdays but one plan offers unlimited nights and weekends while the other offers unlimited incoming calls. They both charge $.20 for outgoing texts* and no charge for incoming texts.
Fido Phone Plan: By the Minute
Lastly there’s the pay as you go by the minute plan. This plan charges $.30 per call anytime and $.20 per outgoing text*. As with all of the other plans, incoming texts are unlimited.
With each of the plans (except the $10 plan) you can purchase domestic text package add ons ranging from $.50 per day for unlimited texting for the day to $10 per month to send 2,500 texts*. There’s also the international text add on packages which allows you to send 25 international texts for $4 per month or 250 international texts for $10 per month.
*indicates domestic texts sent within Canada to a wireless phone.
Fido Phone Data Packages
You can purchase a day, week or unlimited pass for mobile web browsing (cost range from $1 to $10). If you have a Smartphone your daily, weekly, monthly data packet pass goes from $2 for the day for a 20MB data allotment, to $7 for the week for a 125 MB data allotment and $25 for the month with a 500 MB allotment.
BlackBerry owners can purchase Unlimited Social Networking and/or Unlimited Personal Email and IM each for $20 per month.
All phones come with call waiting, call display, voice messaging a Fido mobile internet portal (you can check your balances, messages and shop if you wish) and balance notifications. All plans charge $.75 per 911 emergency access fee.
Next we’ll discuss pay-as-you-go compatible Fido Phones