12-03-2010 02:58 PM
Hi, my iphone got stolen and I was wandering whether i can use my fido dollars to get the acer liquid at full price? i have lots of fido dollars. Or do i have to be at the end of my contract to be able to do this? I already have a data plan with my current line.
12-06-2010 12:35 PM - last edited on 01-12-2011 10:39 AM by FidoErin
Fido changed the terms of the fido dollars. You can't upgrade to that smartphone. There is a page on their site that lists the non-smartphones eligible and yes, you can purchase them at full price without any more committment to an agreement.
They will, however, steal $25 from you to allow you the honour of purchasing one of their phones. *removed profanity*
So yes, your Fido dollars are close to worthless.
I would suggest using Kijiji or ebay and offering to "sell" your fido dollars at a discount. So if you have $200 fido dollars, you could offer them for $140 for some sucker wanting to buy a fido locked phone. You can't officially transfer the dollars but you could buy the phone and sell it at a discount or meet them at the store, you buy the phone with the fido dollars, they can provide cash to upgrade. Easiest would be just buy a popular phone and then turn around and sell it as new in the box locked to Fido, or pay the $10 it takes to unlock it and open up the market a bit.
01-12-2011 09:30 AM
01-12-2011 09:31 AM - edited 01-12-2011 09:32 AM
and a little FYI for Pablo85 incase he decides to thread poo fido for the admin fee:
The admin fee is bullish fee, but it is not a discriminatory fee towards users using Fido Dollars, or users downgrading the quality of their handsets. It is a charged that is placed on the account for buying a new phone on an existing account. Fido charges it, Rogers charges it, Bell charges it, Telus charges it, ATT charges it, Tmobile USA charges it, Verizon charges it.
01-12-2011 10:17 AM
hmmm, I don't remember suggesting that an admin fee applied to adding options?
I made an example for the phone purchase to make things simple for those that needed it (you apparently).
but, if you want to somehow turn that into libel, be my guest fido-lawyer-paolo
01-12-2011 10:46 AM
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01-12-2011 12:03 PM