$250 for not returning the modem

$250 for not returning the modem

$250 for not returning the modem

I'm a Participant Level 2

$250 for not returning the modem

hi there,

i called up fido representative in september to cancel my home internet. they cancelled it on the 30th of september, but i was not informed that i need to return the modem within 5 days of cancellation. now today i went to fido store regarding returning the modem, now they are asking me to pay $250 because i did not returned it with in 5 days. I just can't afford it and i was not informed upon cancellation. PLEASE i need help.


Thank You.

I'm a Participant Level 1

I tried returning my modem to the store and the guy told me I can't return it. Do you guys not want it?

Hey @Complaint111


We don't accept in-store returns because of the pandemic. When you cancelled your service, you should have received an email with instructions on how to return it by mail. You would need to follow these instructions to return it.


Hey @tben_94! Welcome to the community. Smiley


That's certainly a pickle, but don't worry, we should be able to help you with that. To get help, you'll either need to contact us here or we can send you a PM.


Let us know if you prefer the PM method.

I'm a Participant Level 2

I tried getting help on chat but I didn't get get any solution. Please PM me if there is real solution. 

Thank you.


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Hey @tben_94, no problem, we got you!


Talk to you soon Smiley

I'm a Participant Level 2

Thank you Fido. Smiley

Looks like everything worked out. Glad to hear it.

I'm a Participant Level 1



I am in a similar situation, I wasn't able to return it within 5 days due to my move and Covid. Return date was July 3rd or 4th, can someone please help me with this to avoid the charge. I can return the box as soon as July 13th, tomorrow. 

Hey there @gkisana


No worries,we can assure you that the charge will be reversed as soon as we receive the modem.With that said, does the charge already appear on your invoice?


Also, what return method did you choose when deactivating your home internet service? A 5 day window is usually provided when the modem return is done at a store. However, due to COVID-19, return options have been limited to courrier as much as possible.


Just so we're on the same page, have you received an return package (box + waybill) so you can mail back the modem?


Let us know, and you can always reach out to us on these channels for immediate assistance.

It was our pleasure! 


You know where to reach us if ever you have any other questions Smiley 


Have a lovely evening!