Can data only plan SIMs still can receive text and calls?

Can data only plan SIMs still can receive text and calls?

Can data only plan SIMs still can receive text and calls?

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I'm a Participant Level 3

Can data only plan SIMs still can receive text and calls?

Hello

When i activated my tablet, i was told i can put the sim into a phone and if i need to make call or send text, i am able to do so with additional per per use costs. $1 per minute for call for example.

 

But i cannot make or receive calls.

Please advise.

 

 

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Re: Can data only plan SIMs still can receive text and calls?

Solved by Former Moderator FidoAmanda

Hey @Cawtau!

 

Yep, this is something that is relatively new.

 

This applies to all of our newer data-only plans released after March 12th. 2019. We're simplifying things. These plans are now strictly for data use only. All calling and SMS is blocked. 

 

@snowweiwei1, What device are you using? Does rebooting your device change anything?

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I'm a Participant Level 2

I can't register fido extra app, as I didn't receive the incoming text to confirm on my tablet.

Is incoming text blocked too? Or I have to call to get it enabled any idea 

Hey @smrtby28! Welcome to the community. Smiley

 

Our data only plan doesn't include, outgoing SMS or minutes. Some tablets can receive SMS. What is the tablet you are using?



Hi @smrtby28,

 

I have looked into the situation and sadly there are no options available to allow incoming texts on our data-only plans.

 

We do offer wide selection of data and text plans starting as low as $15 which would allow you to use that feature.

 

You can find more information here



I'm a Participant Level 2

That is ridiculous. We are not looking for outgoing call or outgoing text on our Tablet. But when you the incoming text you are preventing us to use and register apps on the tablet. My mom doesn't use cell phone but she uses tables and some apps. she needs to receive verification code when logging to some apps and when she forgets password. This causes so much inconvenience, and you should notify us the changes. This is fraud.

Hey @Annie25,

 

Welcome to the community.

 

I'm sorry you feel that way. Unfortunately, as mentioned, this option is not available as our data plans do not offer a texting option included in the plan.

 

You can find more information here

 



I'm a Participant Level 2

In that case can I cancel my contract? I can't use this sim to register app. What would I need this sim for? You should should mention to us clearly you made such changes. 

Hey @Annie25

 

These plans are meant as Data-Only plans and do not cover text messages. The SIM is used to be able to access the Data while you're not on Wi-Fi. 

 

We would hate to see you go, but if you would like us to take a closer look and review your term together, you can reach us through one of the options found here

 

We can also send you a PM here on the Community if you would prefer. Let us know! 



I'm a Participant Level 2

Thanks for supporting 

I'm a Participant Level 2

Hi Vanessa,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I understand calls and outgoing text not available.

I'm only looking for incoming texts so that I can register to apps like  Fido myaccount and WhatsApp.. which requires codes received as texts

 

My device is new Samsung galaxy 8

Former Moderator

Hey @snowweiwei1

 

I apologize for the misinformation. 

 

Our tablet lines do not offer outgoing / incoming calls or outgoing text messages. 

 

The service is blocked since it is a data only plan. 

 

Keep in mind that text messages can still be received. 



I'm a Participant Level 1

I am unable to receive any text msg on my 4GB data plan. Is that any technical issue?

 

Thanks,

 

Kate

Hey @KS111111

 

Our new data only plans do not support any other services but data included in your plan. 

 

When did you get that plan? 

 

 

 

 



I'm a Participant Level 2

so in the old 3gb plans

we were able to send text (at a fee) and receive text for free

i did add a code before to lock this feature out, so i dont accidentally get charged

 

i'm being told that now with the 4gb plan this is by default removed and cannot be added

 

why can the code to send or just even receive free txt be added back?

it's critical to use for password recovery and account authentication of several apps

 

Former Moderator

Hi w00f, you are correct, our previous data-only plan offered the option to text and call for an additional fee.

 

As part of our current plans, the option is no longer supported.

 

We understand that having a phone number is useful for those purposes, but we also have Data and Text plans that offer those features.

 

You can find out more information about those plans here.



I'm a Participant Level 1

I have the same issue that woof mentioned.  Without the ability to receive texts, I can't even properly install your own fido app on my tablet. In the beginning of the thread, a fido rep mentioned that data only plans have the ability to receive texts only. So this has been changed? Any possibility of adding that function back?

Hi @eebeeebee-van

 

There has indeed been a change. It's no longer possible to send/receive text messages on data-only plans. 

 

 



I'm a Participant Level 2

well funny you mentioned

i also lost the capability to receive txt messages on my older tablet which is still using the 3gb plan

this tablet with this plan was able to receive texts

but now it's not anymore

i can't even authenticate the fido xtra app as it's not receiving the authentication text message

any reason why did i lose this feature ? my plan hasn't changed and it worked before

seems like you removed something i had on my plan without notification?

Hello FidoValeska,

 


@FidoValeska wrote:

Hey @snowweiwei1

 

I apologize for the misinformation. 

 

Our tablet lines do not offer outgoing / incoming calls or outgoing text messages. 

 

The service is blocked since it is a data only plan. 

 

Keep in mind that text messages can still be received. 


  Is that a new policy? As far as I remember, it used to be that those services were automatically enabled for Data only plans and people had to contact Fido to have them disabled.

 

Cheers


I'm a Participant Level 3

i cannot receive any text.

please help.

Hey @Cawtau!

 

Yep, this is something that is relatively new.

 

This applies to all of our newer data-only plans released after March 12th. 2019. We're simplifying things. These plans are now strictly for data use only. All calling and SMS is blocked. 

 

@snowweiwei1, What device are you using? Does rebooting your device change anything?