Data only plan for Smartphone

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I'm a Participant Level 2 Rossei
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Data only plan for Smartphone

Hello All,

 

This is my first post in the Fido community although I've been a Fido customer for years. Recently, I got interested in the Fido Data Plan for Tablets (3 GB for $15/mo) for my Samsung S5 phone (T-Mobile unlocked). Currently, I don't have any plan (neither talk-text nor data) for this phone. I've 2 questions re: this though:

 

1) Since the SIM is meant for tablets, will it work for my phone? I've gathered mixed answers online so far. Even if it works, do I need a tablet with SIM slot first for activation? How does it work?

 

2) If it works on S5, will I be able to use apps like Skype, Viber or FB Messenger for incomeing/outgoing calls for free? Or, they will incur extra charges? 

 

My primary usage would be online browsing, facebooking, emails, occasional youtube videos etc, not much into calls & texts. Thanks in advance.  

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Re: Data only plan for Smartphone

 

Hello @Rossei,

 

Welcome to the community!

 


@Rossei wrote:

Hello All,

 

1) Since the SIM is meant for tablets, will it work for my phone? I've gathered mixed answers online so far. Even if it works, do I need a tablet with SIM slot first for activation? How does it work?

 


Yes it will work in your phone, you do not need a tablet to activate the service. Just purchase the SIM and activate it and insert it in your phone. 

Your phone will also need to have the correct APN settings for Fido you can find that information and how to set it up here.

 

 


2) If it works on S5, will I be able to use apps like Skype, Viber or FB Messenger for incomeing/outgoing calls for free? Or, they will incur extra charges? 


 

You can use any apps that requires data and make and receive calls through those apps and it will only use your data.

 

Keep in mind that the SIM does have an actual phone number and you can make and receive calls over the network and you will incur charges if you, also outgoing text you will be charge but incoming is free.

 

You can have Fido put a block on all calls and outgoing text messages so that does not happen to you.

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That's correct Sarah! It will work on a phone but if any usage other than data is made you will be billed.

 

Let us know if you have other questions!

 

 



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I'm a Participant Level 2 hyysarah
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Thanks for confirming.  I will proceed with subscribing the plan.  Thank you very much for your help.   

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Anytime! That's what the Community is here for Smiley 



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Re: Data only plan for Smartphone

What about incoming texts and phone calls? Are they free ?

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Unfortunately no but you can use voip services like text now for calls and texts

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How much would it cost to receive calls and text in that case ?

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Made and received calls cost 1$/min and out going texts are 25 cents per texts but incoming texts are free

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Thanks alot

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Re: Data only plan for Smartphone

Hello Xohaib,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  In addition to the rates mentioned above, you should note that Long distance is additional 45¢ per minute within Canada. Also, sending MMS to a Canadian wireless customer costs 50¢, while to a US or International wireless customer costs 75¢ (see here).

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

Cheers



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Quick question:

 

Is it possible to add unlimited text add-on for $10 to data only plan?

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