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What You Need to Know


Owned by Rogers, Fido has offered service throughout Canada for more than a decade. As a separate brand from Rogers, subscribers enjoy access to both Fido and Rogers’ networks as well as free roaming on partner networks with a supporting device.

Fido offers both prepaid and postpaid services. Postpaid plans run between $25 and $105 per month before add-ons and fees. Prepaid plans run between $16 and $70 per month before add-ons and fees.

Looking to pick up a phone to go with your service? Fido’s Plus plans make device financing simple.

What’s Good?

  • No-contract plans available
  • Bring your own device plans
  • Multi-tier phone financing
  • Most plans include unlimited messaging
  • Flat-rate per-day roaming plans for frequent travelers
  • Canada-wide calling on most plans

What’s Bad?

  • Basic services are there but little offered to differentiate its service from other carriers

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Notable Features

Fido Roam: For as little as $5 a day you can unlock roaming in more than 300 countries.

Fido Pulse Plans: Pulse plans include 6 months of premium Spotify access for music lovers looking to listen on the go. Fido Roam is also included for worry-free travelling.

Circle Calling: Calls between numbers on the same account for plans with Circle Calling do not count against your monthly minute allotment.

Awards and Recognitions

How's the Network Coverage and Speed?

Fido claims their network--a combination of Fido’s and Rogers’ networks--covers more than 93% of Canadians.

Data from OpenSignal does not cover Fido’s network specifically, instead combining it with Rogers. A breakdown of the Fido/Rogers network by type is as follows:

  • 61% LTE (4G)
  • 29% HSPA+ (4G)
  • 7% UMTS (3G)
  • 3% HSPA (3G)

You can check coverage and network types in your area at the Fido support page.

Notable considerations include:

  • Coverage areas noted as “Extended” require an HSPA+ or LTE device for connectivity
  • Use of “Extended” coverage service is limited to no more than 50% of your usage across a three month period.

In the 2016 PC Magazine study “Fastest Mobile Networks in Canada,” merges the Fido and Rogers networks. However, the networks ranked third on the national level with an average LTE download speed of 43.20Mbits/sec. The average national upload speed was 21.80Mbits/sec.

Additional data from OpenSignal shows an average 4G LTE download speed for 16.9Mb/sec and an average 3G download speed of 2.2Mb/sec. 4G upload speeds measured at 7.5Mb/sec with 3G coming at 0.7Mb/sec.

Does Fido Charge Roaming Fees?

For most Fido calling plans--those labelled Canada-wide--you won’t pay roaming fees for any calls placed inside Canada.

Roaming for travel to the U.S. or internationally is covered using pay as you go (PAYG), Fido Roam or destination-specific travel add-ons. Fees vary between prepaid and postpaid services.

Postpaid Roaming Fees

If you are travelling to the U.S. you’ll find add-ons with combinations of talk, text and data. These add-ons are available per-day or per-month with prices ranging from $5 to $80.

PAYG rates in the US include:

  • $1.45 per minute for voice
  • $0.75 per sent text
  • $7.99 per day for up to 50MB of data

For international travel, you’ll find similar add-ons. Also available per-day or per-month, these packages vary in price by location.

  • European Travel Packs range from $10 to $95.
  • Asian Travel Packs range from $10 to $125.
  • African Travel Packs range from $10 to $200.

PAYG rates differ based on region. For the latest pricing, check the Fido support page.

Prepaid Roaming Fees

Prepaid roaming fees are structured slightly differently. You’ll find a flat per-minute fee by region regardless of add-ons. However, data add-ons are available to help reduce costs. Texts are billed at $0.75 each regardless of location.

Per-minute voice rates are as follows:

  • US: $2.00
  • Europe: $2.50
  • Asia, Middle East, Latin America: $3.50
  • Africa: $4.50

If you’re traveling to the US, Roaming data passes are available in sizes ranging from 2MB to 500MB. Costs start at $5 per day and top out at $100 per month.

International passes start at 2MB and top out at 75MB. Prices range between $15 and $225.

For more information on prepaid roaming fees, check the Fido support page.

What About Long Distance Fees?

Most Fido plans include Canada-wide calling with no long distance fees. However, the lowest priced prepaid and postpaid options may only include local calling.

For international calls, rates differ by country. However, Fido offers a few add-ons to help if you plan to make frequent international calls.

Fido Value Pack: For $5 per month you can unlock premium calling rates that drastically lower the per-minute charge for international calls.

U.S. Long Distance Add-On: For $15 per month you can call the US using your monthly minute allotment for no per-minute charge

Prepaid customers have access to the above-mentioned Fido Value Pack as well as a North American Long Distance Preferred Rate Add-on. For $5 per month, this add-on makes calls to the U.S. only $0.10 per minute.

You can find more about specific calling rates per country and additional options on the Fido support page.

Does Fido Offer Wi-Fi Calling?

Yes. If you have a supported phone, they allow calling over Wi-Fi at no additional charge. They do not currently offer an app for Wi-Fi calling on non-supported phones.

For device compatibility and usage information, check their Wi-Fi Calling page.

How About Voice over LTE (VoLTE)?

Yes. Fido supports both Voice and Video over LTE. If you're on a Fido Pulse plan, video calls are included in your monthly rate. For other plans, local video calls are included but long-distance video calls are billed at $0.35 per minute.

For phone compatibility and usage information, consult their Fido VoLTE page.

Can I Tether My Mobile?

You won’t pay extra charges to enable tethering on your Fido smartphones or hotspots. However, remember that data used by other devices tethered to your phone will count toward your monthly data allotment.

Do They Offer Data Rollover?

No, Fido does not offer any form of data rollover.

Do They Offer Add-ons or Bundles?

Yes! All plans include voicemail service, call waiting, balance notifications, call display and the Fido Mobile Internet Portal.

Additional offerings differ between prepaid and postpaid services.

Prepaid add-ons include:

  • $10 to $30 per month for data add-ons
  • Data passes in one-day to one-month intervals
  • $5 to $10 per month for additional text messages to numbers in Canada
  • $4 to $10 per month for additional international text messages

Postpaid add-ons include:

  • $4 per month for premium voicemail with text
  • $3 per month for call forwarding
  • $7 to $15 per month for data top-ups
  • $1 to $10 for data passes
  • $13 per month for the Fido Value Pack--includes reduced long-distance and international rates, call forwarding, name display and Fido Device protection

Do They Offer Bring Your Own Device/Sim-Only Plans?

Yes! Fido supports most unlocked GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ devices.

For LTE access your device must support:

  • 700MHz on Band 17
  • 1700/2100MHz on Band 4
  • 2600MHz on Band 7

You can find additional information on using your own device with Fido on their support page.

Do They Require a Credit Check?

There are no credit checks for prepaid service. However, monthly service agreements may require a credit check. At the time of writing, this is a "soft" credit check. This means less chances of impact on your credit score.

Items needed include 1 of the following:

  • Canadian Driver's Licence
  • Canadian SIN Card or Letter
  • Canadian Credit Card

Plus 1 of the following:

  • Valid Canadian Driver’s License (Not applicable if used as one of the items above)
  • Valid Canadian or Foreign Passport
  • Work Visa
  • Department of Defense ID
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Native Indian Status Card
  • CNIB Card
  • Valid, Goverment-Issued Provincial/Territorial Photo ID
  • Possession and Acquisition License (PAL)

NOTE: Credit checks from carriers that pull your credit bureau report may impact your credit score. If you're not sure the best options for your credit profile, we suggest contacting the carrier directly before attempting to obtain service.

For more information on credit check requirements and how they might affect your account, consult their Credit Limit Monitoring page.

What About Activation and SIM Fees?

Fido charges a one-time $25 activation fee for every new line of service.

They also charge a $25 upgrade fee for processing phone upgrades.

However, both fees are waived if you complete the process online.

To bring your own phone or tablet, you'll need a Fido SIM.

SIM kits are available for $10 through their online store.

Does Fido Charge an Early Termination Fee?

If you have a contract agreement or device finance balance remaining, there will be a fee for you to cancel service with Fido. The Fido Terms & Conditions state:

“Unless otherwise set out in the Materials, if you agree to subscribe to any Term Services, you may be subject to an early cancellation fee, as described in an Agreement ("Early Cancellation Fee"), for the early cancellation of your Term Service prior to the end of the applicable Commitment Period. Any decrease in your Commitment Period may be subject to a fee. If your Term Service is terminated prior to the end of the Commitment Period, you will pay us an Early Cancellation Fee as specified in your Agreement for that Term Service, plus taxes.”

Unfortunately, the exact formula to calculate this fee isn’t listed anywhere on the site or forums. However, our best estimate is that you would owe--at a minimum--the remaining balance for your device financing agreement with a possible administrative fee.

For more information on Fido’s early termination fees, we recommend contacting Fido and discussing the issue with one of their representatives.

Can I Port My Number To or From Fido?

Fido follows all Local Number Portability guidelines allowing you to transfer your number from an existing landline or mobile line to your new Fido line of service.

Requirements are as follows:

  • The account from which you are transferring the number must be assigned to the same name and address as your Fido account.
  • The account you’re transferring from must be in good standing--including payment of any fees resulting from the porting of the number.

Fido claims that completing porting requests takes between 1 hour and 3 business days.

For more information on starting the number porting process, refer to Fido’s support page.

Will They Unlock My Phone?

Fido will unlock any Fido phone provided the following conditions are met:

  • Your Fido account must be in good standing
  • If you received a discount on your device, you must have active service for 90 days before unlocking
  • If you purchased your device from a third-party seller, you must have active service for 90 days before unlocking

As long as you meet these requirements, unlocking your phone is as simple as calling Fido and paying the unlocking fee. For postpaid service, the $50 fee will be added to your next invoice. For prepaid service, a credit card or top up card is required at the time of unlock to cover the $50 fee.

For more information about unlocking your Fido phone through Fido, check their support page.


For additional questions about Fido pricing, features and coverage, be sure to check out our Fido Q&A Forum. It’s filled with questions and answers from people like you looking to get the most out of their mobile service!

If you spot any errors or missing information, please let us know! It's appreciated and will help make this page better for everyone.


Voice network: GSM 850 / 1900 MHz
Data network: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSPA+

Fido Customer Service

Mailing Address:
800 de la Gauchetiere West, Suite 4000 Montreal, Quebec H5A 1K3

Phone Number:
888-481-3436 (or 611 from your cell)

Helpful Links

Official Website, Facebook, Twitter, Coverage Maps, Manage Your Account


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Reviews (3.2/10 Avg. rating)


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TrongNguyen

Very shady

Always try to put hidden charges without customer's consent and blame it on customers. And their representatives are not really helpful.  I'm gonna switch soon.

Always try to put hidden charges without customer's consent and blame it on customers. And their representatives are not really helpful.  I'm gonna switch soon.

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Hey there! That really doesn't sound like something we would do! Hit us up in PM on Facebook (http://bit.ly/PMFido) or in DM on Twitter (http://bit.ly/DMFidoSolutions) and we'll check out the charges with you. :) We'll figure out what's going on! - Amanda

Jay

I love fido because always have deal for me and thax for the guy who helped me (Bill) thankbyou so much

Thank you (Bill) from Guildford mall Fido store 
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Thanks for that awesome feedback Jay! We'll be sure to pass it along to Bill and the team at the Fido store at Guildford mall :) - Nick

Etienne

These guys are criminal, they take your money and do not honor their commitments. Stay away from these guys.

thieves!

thieves!

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Hey Etienne! That doesn't sound like us :( We'd love to take a look at things with you, please reach out on Facebook (Facebook.com/FidoMobile) or Twitter (@FidoSolutions) so we can check things out! - Nick

Craig

Sell junk and wont replace after 19 days

Got an lg tablet 19 days ago started having issues about 9 days ago could not get into a store till today as i work and have kids. Told it was past 15 days so  have to send in for repair i dont want i repair  i would like a new one escalated call to manger after having to ask 5 times put on hold... More

Got an lg tablet 19 days ago started having issues about 9 days ago could not get into a store till today as i work and have kids. Told it was past 15 days so  have to send in for repair i dont want i repair  i would like a new one escalated call to manger after having to ask 5 times put on hold for 10 minutes only to have same person come back to tell me she had discussed with manager and nothing could be done asked for manager again took 5 minutes on hold told same ask to talk to his boss said it would be 1 to 3 days guess they have a lot of pissed off customers asked for his bosses number or email said he didnt have it guess they communicate telepathicly

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Hey Craig! Nick here from the Fido team :) That definitely doesn't sound like a positive experience and we'd love to turn things around for you! Send us a message on Facebook (Facebook.com/FidoMobile) or on Twitter (@FidoSolutions) and we can check things out! - Nick


Craig

Don't have time for that have posted many times on your company site and has now been over 24 hours waiting for a reply. Had also got an lg g4 for my son almost two years ago it lasted till 2 days past one year was told to bad out side of manufacturers warranty. I know find out there are multiple class action law suits against lg for this issue. So i dropped into one of your stores today to look for a new phone i asked about the lgg4 was told all about how good it was, asked if there were any know issues and was assured there were none. Brutal selling crap and leaving people with useless devices all in the name of profit


Thanks for the reply Craig! I see we spoke on our Community. We'll continue there :) - Nick

Seppie

This is what they did...

I did not have a fido account. One of my employees did. He asked me to put his phone in my name in order to make paying easier as I paid it as part of his incentives. That was all fine until down the road he, without my knowledge or consent, opened an entirely separate account somehow in my name... More

I did not have a fido account. One of my employees did. He asked me to put his phone in my name in order to make paying easier as I paid it as part of his incentives. That was all fine until down the road he, without my knowledge or consent, opened an entirely separate account somehow in my name for his nephew. I was not informed until one day I went to buy a car and my credit history said I owed fido $1200. I contacted them and they advised me what happened. This was in 2013 or so. I told them I never authorized that account to be opened and I'd like it closed. They would not close it until the account had been paid. I found the nephew and told him to pay it and put it in his own name. I got the car and nothing further happened until I went to apply for something else and it still said I owed fido a large amount of money. I told them again I did not authorize this and they have no right to ruin my credit this way. They informed me they'd stop the bill from getting any higher and as soon as it was paid they'd cancel the account. This was 2015. I checked later on and the account was still active so I found the nephew again and we went to fido together to have it transferred to his name. They refused to do it until the account was paid. At this point I was angry already and the nephew disappeared as well as the employee. I went to apply for a credit card and my credit history said I owed $2600 to fido. This was 2017. Over a period of three months of me telling them this was a fraudulent account I did not open it nor did I authorize it and pointing out that the customer service was supposed to have put a cap on the debt at $1200 (did not happen) they send 'my' bill to collections. I submitted a fraud claim through fido and they came back to me that since I knew the person who opened the account it's not fraud... after threatening the employee they did pay the bill but fido has zero accountability and zero care as long as someone pays the bill.

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Hey there! This definitely doesn't sound right and we'd love to take a look at things with you :) Send us a PM on Facebook (http://bit.ly/PMFido) or a DM on Twitter (http://bit.ly/DMFidoSolutions) when you get the chance and we can take a peek! :) See you there :) - Nick

D

Honestly a soulless corporation

Got my phone 3 weeks ago  The battery overheats and stays hot all day with no apps running in the background. Contacted Fido. They won't do anything because it has been 18 days since I got the phone and you must notify them within 15 days. No exceptions. Fine. Contacted Google and they offered to r... More
Got my phone 3 weeks ago  The battery overheats and stays hot all day with no apps running in the background. Contacted Fido. They won't do anything because it has been 18 days since I got the phone and you must notify them within 15 days. No exceptions. Fine. Contacted Google and they offered to replace my phone an emailed me a shipping label to send my current one in. Went to a Fido store to get a loaner phone while mine is being fixed. 1st store: No loaner phones in stock. 2nd store: also no loaner phones. Both times no other solution was offered. Called Fido customer service and all she does is list all the Fido locations in my area. Then she tells me to go to best buy because they have Fido representatives and they might have loaner phones through best buy. She is unsure of this information even though she works in customer service for Fido. Called best buy and loaner phones are not a service they offer.  Less

Hey there! Nick here from the Fido team :) I definitely get your frustration behind all of this, especially if you're left with no phone. It's not the type of experience we want for any of our customers and we'd love the chance to go over things with you. You can send us a message on Facebook or Twitter, and we can take a peek together :) Here's the links to reach us: Facebook: http://bit.ly/PMFido Twitter: http://bit.ly/DMFidoSolutions See you there! :) - Nick

Hoom

Worst ever

I really cant get what impress people about Fido?  Its among the worst mobile companies in the world.  Over price, oweful costumer service, there is nothing good I can mention about Fido and ofcourse the rest of mobile comapnies in Canada.  Minimum 60 dollars minthly for 2-3 Gb data ?!! Seriously?  ... More
I really cant get what impress people about Fido?  Its among the worst mobile companies in the world.  Over price, oweful costumer service, there is nothing good I can mention about Fido and ofcourse the rest of mobile comapnies in Canada.  Minimum 60 dollars minthly for 2-3 Gb data ?!! Seriously?   It seems they are still in the previous century. I've been in the states, Uk, Australia, even developing middle eastern countires which had far better mobile service than Fido.   Less

Hey there, Claudia here from Fido! We're really sad to know you feel that way about us! I understand where you're coming from, however, keep in mind that markets are different from one region to the other and so are the services and prices offered. Thanks for your feedback though! We're always looking for ways to improve and your feedback is appreciated. If ever you have any questions about our services, don't hesitate to reach out to us in PM on Facebook here http://bit.ly/PMFido or through Twitter here: http://bit.ly/DMFidoSolutions . -Claudia

Charline

Finally.....customer service at it's finest! Georgetown Marketplace Fido - Thank you Josh

It has literally been ages since I have been inclined to write a review. In todays age of technology we are incredibly dependent on our devices. That's why I want to express my sincere appreciation for the service that I received at GTM Fido. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Josh. He was... More
It has literally been ages since I have been inclined to write a review. In todays age of technology we are incredibly dependent on our devices. That's why I want to express my sincere appreciation for the service that I received at GTM Fido. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Josh. He was timely, knowledgeable, thorough and found a complete solution for my needs. Less

Hey Charline, thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate that you took the time to share this! Can you confirm the store location, I'd like to share this with Josh and his team! Thanks again :) . - Ranya

Mahan

Do not choose fido. They charge extra

When you buy a plan they not explain everything , then charge you next month.

if you cancel they not even settlement your bill. Scamer 

When you buy a plan they not explain everything , then charge you next month.

if you cancel they not even settlement your bill. Scamer 

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Hey Mahan, if you have any questions or concerns about your service, please don't hesitate to contact us, we're here to hep! You're welcome to hit us up over Facebook :https://fb.com/msg/fidomobile or send us a DM on Twitter: http://bit.ly/DMFidoSolutions

Kyle

Fairly priced

Not bad prices but not very good coverage. No data in many areas
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Hey Kyle! Our LTE network now covers over 95% of Canadians! Where exactly are you located? I suggest checking out our coverage map (fido.ca/coverage) to ensure you're in an area that we cover :) If you have questions, don't hesitate to hit us up on Facebook or Twitter! Here are the direct links: Facebook: http://bit.ly/PMFido Twitter: http://bit.ly/DMFidoSolutions Just reference this thread and we'll be more than happy to assist! - Nick



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