Does anybody know if Fido will be carrying the Nexus 6?
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I asked a Fido rep and they couldn't confirm the date. They either didn't know, or weren't willing to give out the info. Eitherway, why can't Fido just make an official annoucement, the waiting is painful. If it's not coming, at least we can go look for an alternative option.
I was at Fido store in Alexis Nihon today and was gonna get the M8 but then ask when the Nexus 6 will come out and she looked in the computer and said around March 20th.
I'm gonna hold off and see.
Why then do they offer the iPhone at his launch date but not with the other phones?
Because iPhone users are generally fanatics and will pay anything to get the shiniest object with the Apple logo. The iPhones 5 and 6 are available (subsidised) only with a Max plan starting at $75 - like you'd get with the parent companies.
Fido: No. Parent company (Rogers): Yes
Koodo: No. Parent company (Telus): Yes
Virgin Mobile: No. Parent company (Bell): Yes
See a pattern here? What do Fido, Koodo, and Virgin have in common: low prices; you can have a plan with data starting around $40/month. They are budget providers.
Parent companies: the cheapest plan you can get (with data) starts around $70/month. Do the math: going to Telus or Bell will cost you more than buying the Nexus 6 from Google at $750 and staying with Fido! (Unless, perhaps, you are using tons of data)
(And if someone is going to bring the argument that they can't afford $750 right now, I wonder how they can afford $500 more over 2 years by going to the parent company. Yes, I know about FidoDollars, but they don't have much value to Rogers, Bell and Telus, don't they?)
Yes, I too would like to have the Nexus 6 available from Fido, but claims that "all other companies currently offer the Nexus 6" bugs the hell out of me.
While I have absolutely no insight into those corporations, I would venture a guess that except for the top sellers (Samsung and iPhones), the parent companies willingly keep the high-cost phones to themselves for a few months in order to get those who can't wait to switch/stay with the parent company, which charges more per month and is therefore more profitable. No, I don't like it anymore than you do.
I'd really like to have the number of devices sold to compare how well $400 Galaxy S5 sell compared to much cheaper alternatives...
Someone claimed that Fido released the LG G3 already outdated: I note that the G3 is not available from Koodo or Virgin. Koodo has the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (which neither Fido nor Virgin has), while Virgin has the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (that neither Fido nor Koodo has). Yet all those phones (Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha) are available from all parent companies. Only the LG G3 isn't on Telus' lineup as they have no LG phones, but Rogers and Bell carries them.
The LG G3 was released in August 2014 in Canada. You probably won't see the G4 until August 2015 and even later on Fido. Not sure why people think this phone is outdated...
Considering Fido recently got the HTC M8 and LG G3 about 4-5 months after Rogers, I estimate Fido will eventually get the Nexus 6 around Feb-Mar...wonder what the price will be on a smart plan?
While it was August in Canada, the phone was released at the end of May, which makes the tech in it 9 months old already. The LG G4 has a planned release in Q2.
The current phone offers from Fido are really dissapointing.. Almost all the phones over there were originally released one year ago.
Not really tempted to upgrade or renew my contract.