This is the email I got from Fido today:
We've made it easier for you to manage your Fido account with self-serve options on Fido.ca, in the app and through our interactive phone system. We've made it so easy, in fact, that less and less is being done in person and over the phone. So, now we're changing which transactions can be done in person, be it in store, over the phone or live chat.
As of September 1, we won't take one-time bill payments at Fido stores.
As of September 15, our teams will no longer complete the following transactions over the phone or through live chat.
These transactions are still quick and easy for you to complete online, in the app, or using our interactive phone system (click the links to learn how):
Making a payment
We’ll still be there for you in store, on the phone and via live chat to give you expert advice, to help review your accounts and services, and help you choose the latest phones, tablets and accessories.
I am so happy to see that Fido has jumped on the very profitable COVID = no customer service bandwagon.
As someone who has made cash payments at a fido store many times, I find this insulting. It seems you don't want to have to interact with your customers at all.
I'm really not sure how taking away the services you offer is for my own good... Perhaps you could explain it to the "Community" so that we can all benefit from your wisdom?
As it stands now, the only benefit I can see in these changes is that Fido will be able to lay-off more people when so many are already unemployed or working reduced hours. Way to increase your profits Fido! Since "we're all in this together", where's my portion of those profits? Hmmmmm?
Didn't think so.
Thank you for sharing your feedback on this.
We’ve made it easier for you to manage your Fido account with self-serve options online and through our interactive phone system.
So easy, in fact, that less and less is being done in person and over the phone. By logging into My Account, you can complete any one of these transactions without having to travel to a store or waiting on the phone to speak with someone. Though we've changed which transactions can be done in person, be it in store, over the phone or live chat, it's important to note that we remain available to assist our customers and that we can even help guide you through the self-serve steps if you need help with a certain transaction.
If you have difficulties completing either one of these transactions online or through our automated systems, you can contact us through one of the options found on this page, and we'll help you with the self-serve tools!