My contract runs out soon,,, Can fido please look into getting one of the bigger phones as a choice,, samsung mega, samsung note or Xperia z ultra....
I will have to move companies to get the phone I want at a reasonable price..
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Many people myself included are forced to go elsewhere for the device they really want. Too bad cuz I've always been pleased with Fidos service but I'll be leaving too if this doesn't change.
Sign... so you perfer another provider with unproven service, has the 'big' phone you want while asking you for more monthly payments.
Well good luck! Fido is mainly for people looking for a good deal. If you want the new phones other carriers will definitely serve you better, since they charge more for the new phones.
I really don't see what's the big fuzz of just buying your phone direct from the manufactorier than a wireless carrier.
Johntoon's example is quite good in fact. You can buy the smartphone outright for $500, or move to another carrier, pay $16 more than Fido on a 2 year contract, and get a free phone.
Well $16 extra for 24 month contract is $384. Plus a $50 to unlock the phone is a total of $434. You will pay $66 more if you buy your phone outright than signing with another carrier.
By purchasing your phone direct nets you some benefits too, such as no contract with any carrier, quickest access to your phone updates, tech support with the phone builder, not Fido.
Personal experience, I have got 2-4 phones from non Fido sources and all worked flawlessly, no need to set up anything. Granted I never use function like MMS and Video MMS, but phone numbers, SMS, voicemail, and data all work as soon as I put in my SIM card.