Hi ! I got my bill with 226 $ to pay ! I called Fido centre and representative told me that I used all my data internet and went over .And now I have to pay.But didn’t get message with warning that I used 90% of data which I usually got all the time before!!!! That’s why I went over limit because I didn’t get message! She said fido not always send that message....but I always got it before and that was my reminder!!!
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As my colleague Kija explained, we do send courtesy text messages in case the data is closing in to your data bucket limit. That being said we recommend strongly to track your data on Fido.ca or the application as many factors might affect the reception of the notifications which is why we consider them as courtesy text messages. In other terms, they are not guarantied!
Once you're over your data, you will be notified once you reach $50 in overage. The data access is then suspended. You need to accept the charges in order to reactivate the data on your line, thus accepting to continue being charged for the usage.
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I thought data overage is capped at $50 per billing cycle now? So, if my monthly plan is $55 per month and I go over my data plan by say 100 GB, my maximum bill should be 55+50=105+tax, correct?
See the following text I received from Fido:
@nick67, They are allowed to let you go over by $50 worth of data overage before they cut it off. Its not pay $50 and use what you want.
Currently Fido charges $7 per 100mb of data overage but it could be different if you have an older plan. You will need to check your plan details to see the overage rates of your plan.
Sorry, I misworded my original post. What I meant was once I hit $50 in overage, my data usage will be halted until I consent to continue, correct? Fido will stop data usage once you hit $50 in overage? For example, I couldn’t use 100GB of data in one billing cycle without consenting first?
@nick67, I actually just followed the link from the text you received and removed my line as an authorise user to restore the data access and I go that exact message.
Did you or someone remove that line as from an authorise user who can restore the data access?
Hey Andr88! Thanks for joining the community and welcome!
Data overage is never fun. You've come at the right place to ask any questions about this.
We send indeed courtesy text messages in case the data is closing in to your data bucket limit. Although, we recommend strongly to track your data on Fido.ca or the application as many factors might affect the reception of the notifications which is why we consider them as courtesy text messages. The data top-ups can also be added at any time during your billing cycle if the data hasn't gone over the limit.
Was it the first time that the limit went over? If you need that much data in the future, perhaps changing for a price plan with more data might save you money! If you take a look at your account online on Fido.ca, you should be able to see all the price plans available to you while performing a price plan change. You could as well prevent any more overage charges this way.
Keep in mind that the community is here to help also if you need any assistance with that or if you have any other questions.
@KAPABLE-K, I actually randomly got that text from Fido. I am the account holder and have only 1 Fido line. I suspect the text was sent in response to the recent CRTC requirement regarding data overages because I remember there was blurb about Fido needing more time about data overage notifications in my recent monthly Fido statement. More importantly, I would love for Fido to implement data usage to be halted once you hit your plan limit. Then, if I wish to proceed with data overage, provide consent to Fido. Fido's competitor, Koodo, offers what they call "Shock-Free Data" allowing its customers to pause their data once their plan limit is reached.