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can data only plan sim card make voice call and text message

I have a data only sim. can I make phone call or text message? if so, what is cost? thanks

 

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Re: can data only plan sim card make voice call and text message

Hey @newFidoUser2016

 

Welcome to the Community! Smiley 

 

The SIM card will be capable to make and receive phone calls as it has a phone number associated to it. The plan however is not meant to cover this kind of usage and you would be looking at $1 per minute for incoming and outgoing calls and Long Distance (LD) calling at 45¢ per minute within Canada. 

 

You can check out more about the text messaging rates right from here.

 

I hope this information was helpful!

 

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Re: can data only plan sim card make voice call and text message

Hey @newFidoUser2016

 

Welcome to the Community! Smiley 

 

The SIM card will be capable to make and receive phone calls as it has a phone number associated to it. The plan however is not meant to cover this kind of usage and you would be looking at $1 per minute for incoming and outgoing calls and Long Distance (LD) calling at 45¢ per minute within Canada. 

 

You can check out more about the text messaging rates right from here.

 

I hope this information was helpful!

 



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@newFidoUser2016

 

The data only plans can make and send text but its not meant to be used like that and you will be billed.

 

Local calls are billed at $1/minute, and outgoing SMS to Canadian numbers are billed at $0.25/message



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I see the 3 gig data plan for $15 sweet deal but here is my question.

Can you text or add texting to it?

Reason I ask is that I bought outright the LG Gpad 3 from Fido and want to activate it. The tablet is promoted to be able to do sms which it in fact can but I've been told that Fido will not allow it?

Seems strange to sell and promote something you can't fully use... Sad

 

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Hi @cuezone

 

I moved your post to this thread since I think the answer to your question can be found here. Smiley Check out the posts above!



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So then it is safe to assume then that yes we can add an unlimited texting plan to the data only plan, as the link you provided lists $10 for unlimited?

If this is the case, it is a dire shame that 2 live chat reps have earlier told me that no, you cannot and cannot even text period. This is why I didn't add this 2 months ago. Uneducated reps costing rogers/fido money, not good!

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@cuezone It's not every day that we get people with data-only plans who also want to use text messaging, so this may be why the reps did not know.

 

I did do some research, and it's definitely something that you can add. Smiley

 

You can reach out to us on Facebook/Twitter if you'd like to go ahead with the add-on, or if you prefer, I can send you a PM.

 

Let me know!



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Thank you very much for your help. Smiley

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@cuezone Always a pleasure!



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Hi , I've been shopping around of course to find the best deal of course and while asking your sister company Rogers about the texting on tablet addon they assure me that you can not add on any texting what so ever to a data plan and the only option is to pay pay per use prices. They told me also that it cannot be done on fido either. I'm now getting confused. It it for absolute sure that if I get the 3 tablet lines added to my account that my kids will be able to have a text addon on those so they can send and receive texts at an unlimited rate. They do not need any calling at all as they are the LG Gpad 3 tabs I bought outright from Fido/Rogers.

Even Bell told me they will not be able to addon any type of texting, Just doesn't make any sense to me at all that it cannot be done.

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