Welcome to Forum Vancouver, an online discussion community for Metro Vancouver Hide
We have message boards for you to chat about shopping, community events, places to eat, things to do and much more!
Consider helping our forum grow by sharing your knowledge about living in the Greater Vancouver area.

is free and only takes a few moments to complete.

Tech CityFido unlimited is back?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gk2000, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. gk2000

    gk2000 Guest

    I heard they brought back the old City Fido plan, is it true?
  2. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    If by old you mean the classic $40/$45 City Fido plan, there are differences.

    New! CityFido is now unlimited <--- This is the new plan that just came out on 02/15/2011
    $35 Unlimited
    Incoming local calls
    Outgoing local calls
    Text messages
    International text messages

    Classic City Fido (Old City Fido) had a much larger zone than the current one. Note that zone and local calling area (LCA) are different. A zone dictates where you can use your airtime while a local calling area determines the boundaries of where you can make/receive calls without incurring long distance charges.

    If you are within your zone and call outside your local calling area, you pay long distance charges only.
    If you are outside your zone and call outside your local calling area, you pay out of zone charges and long distance charges.

    See this page for details on LCA (confusing... I know): http://www.fido.ca/web/Fido.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=lcaLookup#incoming

    A special feature of Classic City Fido is that if you are outside your LCA, any incoming calls are free (ie: there are no LD charges) as long as you are still in your zone. So if you travel outside your local calling area but stay within your zone a lot, the old City Fido is better if you receive a lot of incoming calls, especially since the old zone is a lot larger than the current one.

    Classic City Fido vs. New City Fido
    Pros for Classic
    + Larger zone
    + Free incoming while outside LCA but still within zone

    Pros for New
    + Cheaper
    + Includes unlimited text messaging
    + Don't have to pay the 75 cent 911 Emergency Fee which applies to price plans before November 4th, 2008.
    + Can travel to another city's zone and use your unlimited minutes. With the old plan, if you belong to the Vancouver zone and travel to the Toronto zone, you would incur out of zone fees.

    Old City Fido Unlimited Zone

    New City Fido Unlimited Zone
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Another note: most Fido plans are zoneless, it is usually high minute plans that had zones applied to them. There are some unlimited plans without zones available through retentions, however. The retention plans might even suit your individual needs more than both (old and new) CF plans.

Share This Page