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In 2018, i got iphone 8 64GB, paid about $250 up front after discount and S9 64gb, paid  around $350 up front after discount...was given a $55 5GB plan.   The phones at the time was in the 800-900price range if not mistaken.   So out of the $55 plan...approximately how much went to phone subsidy(monthly tab)?   

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Hello again,

 

  As mentioned to you previously in a different thread, there can be significant differences between the providers and the services they offer which can reflect in the pricing of plans. With the competitor's pricing you noted are you sure data is available across Canada? Freedom is still a regional provider. According to the specifics of that plan, it appears as though data is not available on their Nationwide network with that plan. They often have more appealingly priced plans because they offer lesser service. 

 

  When comparing the different offerings, make sure you're comparing similar services. Often you're just not paying for what you're not getting.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

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Hello Randaya,

 

  There isn't a straightforward answer. It depends on which plan you had (ie large, medium, small, etc). The large plans would have had more subsidy incorporated than either the medium or small plans. Also, you mentioned a discount...

 

  In addition, when you got your phones, the iPhone 8 would have been a year old while the Galaxy S9 would have been newer. That said, when released, both of those phones cost more than $900.

 

  If you're currently looking to purchase a new phone, you should note that Fido has switched to a new Payment Program. You may need to change your current plan if you wish to finance a new phone.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

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Re: real cost of plan

 So just to add on...currently the iphone 8 is showing as having device balang of $15.83 and S9 $16.66 and would be $0 on April 18th.   So does that mean that the real cost of the 5GB plan is ~$40?

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@randaya the cost of the plan is still $55, the plan is a subsidized plan you are mistaking it for a tab plan.

You are expecting the plan price to go down at the end of your contract which it will not.



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Subsidy/tab...just a way for carrier to recover cost of device.  Are you really saying that the $500+ was given free of charge?  That is total ****...smells like one...looks like one...must be one

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So in theory...I should be able to get a similarly priced device on the same plan..and instead of putting $350 or so up front...put that on a monthly addition ... of $10 and make an up front payment of $110...and make the total monthly $65+taxes

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Hello again,

 

  While you can calculate how much of a subsidised plan would go towards a phone, as @KAPABLE-K  mentioned, the cost of the plan remains the same at the end of your contract. With the subsidised model, the subsidy is incorporated into the plan (ie small, large, etc). On the other hand, with the tab model, the monthly plans and tabs are separate. Since the subsidy is incorporated into the plan, your plan does not automatically switch to a BYOP plan at the end of a contract. It remains your previous plan, should you wish to subsidise another device. If you did not wish to subsidise another phone, you would have to switch to a BYOP plan which is in-market at the time you decide to switch. That said, I don't believe Fido offers subsidised plans anymore.

 


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So in theory...I should be able to get a similarly priced device on the same plan...


  Unfortunately, I don't think so. As mentioned above, Fido has switched from a subsidised model to a financed tab model. I believe you would need to get a new plan compatible with the Fido Payment Program.

 

 Hope this helps 😀

 

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yes...i see that but the base price for plans are bloated...$55 for 4GB and then I have to pay another $35 on top for a $900 device....Was with them since 1997 when they were still microcell but had breaks in between as I was out of country for school and has been with them since 2006.   I know newer phones are are more expensive but do that math for a similarly priced device....

 

over 24 months my plan (5GB)  cost me 1320+350 for the device that had price of $900 at sign up -- $1670 total 

 

Now you are telling me that it is ok to pay $55 plan which comes with 4GB which is less....and also pay $30 a month extra on top?  1320 + 840 =2160 total for the 24 month contract?  ~$500 difference and with 2 lines...that is $1000 ...   Am I the only one that is seeing this?

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Sorry that is $35 on top of the $55 plan...over 24 months...$840 for the device and 1320 for the plan

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Hello again,

 

  Only you can choose the best option for yourself. Keep in mind that you're also comparing costs from two years ago. Not only has the cost of devices gone up, so have the cost of services.

 

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