Do I bother CRTC with this?
So I was trying to upgrade to a Galaxy S10 yesterday, with a GS6 for trade-in. After reading the offer and doing some math, I was expecting to get the S10 on a medium plan at 870$ - 300$ trade-in credit - 60$ my current phone's value.Instead, the maximum Fido gives is 300$. According to the wording on the website "Up to 300$ in addition to the trade-in", WITH the fine print, I was lead to believe it would be 300$+minimum 25$. But alright, sneaky wording was expected.
BUT to make it worse, the 300$ was including taxes, so the actual rebate is around 250$ on the phone. which isn't any better than any other competitor, or directly from Samsung, which is 200$ minimum + phone value. Fido just wanted to have an extra 100$ figure on their site.
If anyone thinks it's not a big deal, it makes a difference of 500$+tax vs 600$ +tax
Honestly, I'd expect these tactics from Bell, but not from Fido.
Weekend got ruined.
Thanks for listening.