So what's going on here?
The Iphone 5s use to be something like $165. It was then reduced to $0 and now it is at $229.
The Iphone 6 is now at $265. What's with raising of the prices all of a sudden. Is Fido getting greedy? What a bunch of baloney.
Fido didnt jack up the prices. Apple has raised the cost of their devices, due to the falling Canadian Dollar, so Fido has had to adjust their prices to match. Every carrier is doing this, not just Fido. If you go on apple'e website, you can see the increases.
The american Apple site puts the 5S at US$649.
Assuming the canadian price was calculated on a US$1 = CAD$1.10 exchange rate (it was somewhere around that 6 months ago), that would put it at $713.
Rising the exchange rate to $1.25 puts the phone at $811.
That's almost an extra $100. Did you make the mistake of using the subsidized price to start with?
The price of iphone 5s with 2 year max has been indeed increased, like you noticed.
But the price of iphone 5s with 2 year smart pp has been decreased, iphone5s was about 280$-275$ for smart plan, now it is 229$ which is same as max plan price, but you are going to save a lot on your monthly fee, b.e. the lowest smart pp starts from 40$/ month, instead of max pp starting from 80$/ month. Even for same service like unlimited canada ld, 1Gb data, the smart plan is 65$, and max plan is 85$.
The price for the phone may vary at anytime without notice, so if you really want an iPhone5s, I suggest you to buy it with smart plan, which is really a good deal at this moment.
Thanks for the clarification. I am currently on a smart plan. I was not aware that the $229 Iphone 5 price was the same for an individual on a smart plan. I was under the assumption that the $229 price was only applicable for a Max plan. I have some options now. I was considering getting the Iphone 5s. Then selling it so I can use the funds to purchase a Blackberry. And stay on my current Fido plan for another 2 years. I hope that Fido will everntually carry Blackbery phones again. I am currently using a Z10 and no Android or Iphone can touch the Blackberry Hub on the Blackberry phones.