Hi, I was advised to buy a new SIM card today when I called the Fido helpline for my new phone and then I was told to activate it online at home. I'm on a Pay as you go and when I log into my fido account, I can't seem to find the Update SIM option. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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I definitely get where you're coming from and I am truly sorry you were not informed about that during the call. This is not the kind of service we aim to provide.
The information given above is 100% correct though. This procedure ensures that prepaid accounts are not at risk of any fraudulent activities.
Hope this clarifies!
Agreed Scottchang. I got my new sim card from an authorized fido dealer and clearly stated that it was for a prepaid account. Three hours wasted trying to activate my phone and contrary to the information given here I have been advised by a fido online rep that I have to activate it over the telephone with customer service, the same advice given in these forums on different threads on the subject and on other related fido webpages on the subject, such as my account page. As a prepaid customer, there is no requirement whatsoever to provide fido with any type of id, anymore than there would be for me to purchase an item at a department store or supermarket. I've never once been asked to show id, either for my original purchase, or when replacing phones and sim cards in the past.