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Best Buy Supports Earth Day

With Earth Day next week, April 22, all the major retailers are getting involved in one way or another.


Bring in your old cellphone to Best Buy next week and get $25 off the purchase of a new phone.  If you are buying a phone priced at $0 you will receive a $25 store credit for accessories.  The $25 accessory credit must be used at the time of purchase and no cash will be given back if the accessory is less than $25.

The trade-in program is only available for new contracts, contract renewals, and upgrades.  Thus prepaid phones are not eligible.   Trade-in incentives are only valid from April 17, 2009 – April 23, 2009 and must be done in-store.

Check out all the trade-in incentives online.


Add comment April 17th, 2009

BlackBerry Outage


Looks like most BlackBerry users in Canada and the United States are currently without e-mail service.  From what I have read it appears all service providers are affected by this outage: Rogers, AT&T, Verizon, etc.

Are you experiencing no e-mail service or delays receiving messages, leave a comment below.


Add comment April 13th, 2009

Fido to Sell “Refreshed” iPhones

Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc., has started to sell previous used iPhones through the loyalty and retention department.  Refreshed iPhones were purchased and returned within the first 15 days of use.

Pricing for the “refreshed” iPhones is as follows:
$149 – 8GB on 3-year term
$249 – 16GB on 3-year term


Only customers on a price plan before the relaunch of the Fido brand (November 4, 2008) are able to get these “refreshed” iPhones.  Also note, “refreshed” iPhones only have a 6 month warranty, not the full 12 months that new ones do.


2 comments April 7th, 2009

Nadir Mohamed Named CEO of Rogers


Monday, March 30, 2009 marked the appointment of Nadir Mohamed as President and CEO of Rogers Communications.  Mohadmed previously held the position of President and was the Chief Operating Officer of the mobile and cable division at Rogers since May 2005.  Nadir oversaw the acquisition of Microcell and migrated the brand to Fido Solutions.  Before beginning his career at Rogers in 2000 he partook in many senior executive assignments at B.C. Telcom, including the launch of the company’s wireless and data networking division.

“To succeed a visionary business titan like Ted Rogers and to lead a
company that has an asset mix as unique and powerful as Rogers’ is a rare and
exciting opportunity,” said Nadir Mohamed, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. “We have the brand, the technology
platforms, the financial strength, and tremendously talented employees to
continue this company’s success well into the future.”

Read the complete press release from Rogers here.

Source: CNW Group


1 comment April 4th, 2009

MOTO w233-Fido

Fido is pleased to announce the availability of Canada’s first mobile phone made (partly) out of recycled materials.  The Motorola Renew (w233) is made out of 25% post consumed plastics featuring 9 hours of talk time (19 days of standby power), built in MP3 player, expandable memory (to a max of 2 GB), and stereo headset.  Although the phone does not have a camera or Bluetooth is does have Sudoku and Tetris preloaded.


Do your part for the environment and pick up your Renew at any authorized Fido dealer or on the Fido website for the following price:

2 year: $0.00
monthly: $65.00
prepaid: $65.00
phone only: $65.00


Add comment April 2nd, 2009

LG Neon-Fido

Rogers launched the LG Neon two weeks ago and now Fido has done the same.


The Neon allows you to keep in touch through SMS, MMS, and instant messaging (WLM or Y!M).  A 2.0 MP is on the back side of the touch screen, which can only be used for dialing.  Bluetooth, a built in MP3 player, and FM radio round out this QWERTY phone.

Fido pricing for the LG Neon:
$50-2 year
$175-no contract

Buy online or at any Fido retail store.


6 comments March 19th, 2009

Samsung F266-Fido

As we report here and here Fido, Rogers’ discount brand, has launched the Samsung F266.  The slider features a 2MP camera, MP3 player, FM radio and Bluetooth.  The Samsung F266 retails for $25 (2 year term), or $150 (month to month, prepaid, or purchased outright).


Head over to the Fido website or your nearest retail location to get your Samsung f266.


4 comments February 10th, 2009

Upcoming Fido Phones

A leaked document post on HowardForums by “Tomo-Pyon” shows four new phones coming to the discount carrier including launch pricing and approximate dates.
fido-phonesNot quite sure how legitimate  the document is due to the spelling error at the top “Launchs” not “Launches”.  I guess time will tell, maybe Fido just needs to hire some proof-readers.

Source: HowardForums


1 comment February 7th, 2009

BlackBerry 8100-Fido

We all knew that the BlackBerry 8100 was coming to Rogers’ discount carrier Fido-well today it arrived.  Launch pricing for the outdated Pearl below:

3 year with BlackBerry option or data: $25 (after $100 mail in rebate)
2 year: $350
month to month: $400
prepaid: $400

Well in case the pricing has not scared you away here is the link to buy the Pearl online. Fido’s promotional image for the BlackBerry 8100 Pearl is below.



2 comments February 5th, 2009

BlackBerry Plans-Fido

Fido, a division of Rogers Wireless, has launched BlackBerry plans for personal usage.  No BlackBerry 8100 Pearl yet-but should be around the corner.  Check out the images below for plan details.




Add comment February 4th, 2009

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