It's absolutely appalling that Fido blocks standard features of Android phones to anyone who didn't buy it from them. Then they go on to lie about it.
"however devices sold from Fido are optimised to work on our network"
This is a 100% lie. Pretending only a "fido" pixel can possibly work is insulting. It's a pure lie, and they know it.
My Google Pixel is the same as one bought from Fido. The only difference is Fido not being happy I'm a customer that brought my own phone.
It's things like this which make me start looking for another carrier.
I completely agree with you there's nothing worse than this practice!!
"Fido phones are optimized to work on our network" means ABSOLUTELY nothing. Nada.
My unlocked CANADIAN model phone with the Fido CSC is identical to a Fido-purchased phone. IMS services won't work though and they do purposely block them.
However RCS works fine on my phone using Google Messages. I don't think that's part of the services they block.
Got it working on my phone. Had to contact support via twitter,
link them to this thread: https://forums.fido.ca/t5/General-Support/RCS-and-VoLTE-are-not-active-with-Google-Pixel-3/td-p/1388...