Hi, I'm a Fido subscriber not in a locked-in plan and am going away on holidays for 4 months. I was hoping to change my data+voice plan to only voice so i can check my voicemail overseas and keep my phone number current. Can anyone tell me if Fido offers voice only (like Chatr) or if there is a better way to keep my account active so I'm not paying for a service I'm not using. Thanks.
If you are not in a contract, you can temporarily suspend your account for $30/month. You can find more information on it in this thread. This specific option does not come with any usage though, so you won't be able to check your voicemail.
If you were to change the plan to a lower plan, you could do that however checking voicemail will incur charges.
You can contact us here or we can send you a PM if you want to get details on your options.
I'm doubtful that they would allow temporary suspensions for those with contract. The plans on contract would include subsidy for the phone which is not reflected in the fee. If they did allow temporary suspensions for contracts, they would need to add the subsidy on top of the current suspension fee.