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Its been two years since 5G came out. When will Fido start offering it?

Trololol
I'm a Participant Level 1
I'm a Participant Level 1

As in the title, 5G started rolling out in January 2020 for Rogers. Its almost 2022, when is Fido going to offer the service?

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Cawtau
Senior MVP Senior MVP
Senior MVP

Hello Trololol,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

  I can understand being excited about the latest technology.  As you are aware, Fido is not currently offering 5G services (see here). They are concentrating on improving the LTE networks. As far as I am aware, none of the flanker brands are offering 5G services either. 

 

  Different levels of flanker providers offer different services. To reduce costs for customers, they must be selective in the options and services they offer. Mobile flanker brands don't get premium options like 5G, data sharing, or bundling, but their plans often offer the best balance of price and functionality (taken from here). That said, there is speculation that the first tier flanker brands could offer 5G access for a fee at some point (see here). Unfortunately, this notion is still only conjecture. No one here would know if or when this could happen. As previously mentioned, any update on 5G access would be announced on Fido.ca.

 

  For the moment, if you want to access 5G services, you will need to switch to one of the parent providers (ie Rogers, Bell, Telus or Videotron, etc).


Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 


KAPABLE-K
MVP MVP
MVP

Hello @Trololol,

 

If or when Fido starts to offer 5g service it will be announced on fido.ca.