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My Adventures With City Fido And Craig’s List…

Posted in Fido Sucks Ass, Funny Stuff, Life, Me, My Travels, Observations, Personal, Ramblings, Random Thoughts, Technology on November 21, 2006 by taraden

In the past I have had major problems with cell phone companies.  Fido being one of those companies.  Recently, my bf and I got my daughter a new phone with a plan through Rogers, leaving me stuck with this Fido plan that did not expire until February of 2007.  I had three choices… either buy out the contract, use the plan myself, or find someone else who wanted to take it over.

Yesterday, I was looking around Craig’s List (which is sort of like an online flea market) and saw that there were numerous City Fido plans that were up for sale.  The average price for a plan listed on the site was about $600.  I decided to post an ad, asking for a mere $200.  I really just wanted to get rid of the stupid plan which, after this bill that I just paid, I would be paying monthly for something that no one was even using.  If anyone out there reading this is having major problems with Fido, has a City Fido plan and just wants to be rid of them… but would also like to make a bit of money on the side, please read on….

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Rogers…. Fido…. It Doesn’t Seem To Matter Which Service I Use….

Posted in Bugs, Fido Sucks Ass, Glitches, Life, Me, Observations, Personal, Ramblings, Random Thoughts, Rants, Technology on November 2, 2006 by taraden

I have got to have the worst luck in the world when dealing with cell phone companies.  I don’t know what it is, but if something is going to go wrong, it will go wrong with my account…. or if they decided they are going to be a complete a  dick to one of their customers, that customer {you guessed it} would be me.

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Fido At Their Finest….Once Again…….

Posted in Fido Sucks Ass, Personal, Ramblings, Rants on September 13, 2006 by taraden

A certain company, whom I have been known to despise (IF there is anyone out there who is a regular reader, you should already know of who I speak) has come to annoy me once again. Yes I am speaking of Fido…who else?

Even though I have switched cellular companies…to Roger’s Wireless…my daughter’s cell phone is still under a Fido contract. So yesterday…I receive an email saying that “my Fido bill is now available” to view on their website. But in true Fido customer service fashion…when I go to their website, and try to log in, I receive a message saying that they are having technical difficulties and to try again later. So now I have absolutley no idea how much the bill is for, or am I able to view it to see if there are any false charges on it (which is also very typical of Fido). So I have decided that until I am able to actually see my bill, I will not be paying it. I have also learned through their “customer service” department…that to have a printed bill mailed out to me would result in a $4.00 charge on my account. HUH? Well now, doesn’t that just make total sense?

A Long Awaited Goodbye To Fido…..

Posted in Fido Sucks Ass, Personal, Rants on June 14, 2006 by taraden

This really has been a long time coming…

I have been dealing with Fido as my cellular company for quite sometime.  I don't particulary like them…infact I can quite honestly say that I despise them and the only reason that I have been dealing with Fido was due to a contract.  Well…yesterday…I came to point that I just had enough of their crappy customer service, their mysterious charges that show up on my monthly bills and their shitty ass network.  So I switched.  Plain and simple.  I went to Roger's after work yesterday and set up a plan through them. ( Roger's is another cellular company…who ironically owns Fido….but the two are totally seperate entities, and have totally different business practices.)  So now I just need to pay my final bill with Fido and then it is good riddence!!  I can't wait!!

Just a little side note ~ If you are in Canada and are considering dealing with Fido as your cellular company…I urge you to please reconsider!  Go to google, type Fido Sucks into the search box and hit enter.  There you will find all sorts of interesting information on how much Fido truely does suck and how they really treat their customers.   

The Mysterious Fido Bill……

Posted in Fido Sucks Ass, Observations, Personal on May 30, 2006 by taraden

On my way to work this morning I decided to listen to the radio, instead of listening to a CD….like I normally to.  So I tuned into 99.3 The Fox…a popular local rock station here in Vancouver to listen to some of the "Morning Show" with the Jeff O'Neil crew.  They are quite entertaining!  Anyhoo….Jeff O'Neil starting talking about cell phone bills.  Stating that his $50 plan magically turns into a $70 bill.  I found this quite funny, because just yesterday, I had been thinking the exact same thing.  I recieved my Fido bill online, and thought that it seemed a little expensive.  I am on the City Fido plan….which when I signed up….was advertised at $45 per month for unlimited minutes.  Then a few months later….when the promotion was going to end, Fido had informed me that I could "lock in" to the plan for two years…so that I could continue paying that price per month for unlimited calling.  Otherwise I would have to be put on a different plan…as that one was being suspended.  So….stupid me agreed to the contract.

On my account I pay for 2 phones….mine, and my daughters (which she has lost) but because I "locked into" the plan….I still have to pay monthly fees, unless I "buy out" the contract….which I am planning on doing as soon as I have some extra cash 🙂  

Anyway my portion of the bill came to $71.43.  A far cry from the $45.00 per month plan that I am on.  Of course that includes almost $10.00 in tax….but even without the tax….that is still almost $17.00 per month that they charge for things like…..system access fee….911 emergency fee…usage fee(?)…data usage fee(?).  The total amount of my bill for both phones is just over $140.00    😕  Wow…not too sure what the data usage fee is….I have never once gone on the internet with my phone, I don't need to, I have the internet at work and at home.  This makes me wonder…what exactly am I being charged for?

The Saga of The “Missing” Fido………

Posted in Fido Sucks Ass, Life, Youth on April 25, 2006 by taraden

I have recently found out that my daughter has "misplaced" her cell phone.  This is not the first cell phone of her's that has gone "missing", I believe it is the 5th…..(I think….there have really been too many to keep track).  I have told her that I am not going to buy another one….if she wants a cell phone she is going to have to buy a "pay as you go" one herself, with the money that she makes from her paper route.

The only problem that I now have is…..the cell phone that she lost was on a 2 year contract through Fido, and there is still just under a year left on that contract.  So I now have to buy the contract out, which I found out on the weekend, is going to cost me $200. 

Glitch in My Sony Cellphone????

Posted in Bugs, Fido Sucks Ass, Glitches, Technology on March 31, 2006 by taraden

Awhile ago I recieved a new cell phone after having so many problems with my old phone (see previous posts here & here). I have been using it as my alarm clock to get up @ 5:30 in the morning to go to the gym before work. This morning I did not wake up until 6 am, and wondered to myself why did my alarm not go off?

I grabbed my cellphone, that was sitting on my bedside table, and started to investigate as to why the alarm had not rang. I had not made any changes to the settings, so it should have gone off. I went into the alarm settings…..everything looked good there…set to go off at 5:30 am every morning from Monday to Friday. I then went to the calander option and realized for some reason my cell cellphone thinks that it is April 1, and yes the year is set to 2006! It is showing that the month of March has 31 days in it, but for some reason the calendar is saying that March ended on Thursday.

This has me very perplexed, because even if today were April 1, which of course it is not, my cellhone is still acknowledging that today is a Friday. And my alarm is scheduled to go off Monday through Friday. The Friday boxed is checked. I have no idea how I fix this problem, if it is even fixable.

Very strange indeed!

UPDATED

I was able to fix this problem….I had to go in manually and change todays date back to March 31. I don't understand how or why it changed on its own, all iI know is that if this phone better not start acting at screwey on me cause I and sick and tired of trying to deal with these crappy phones that I keep getting from Fido. If this is the case I am seriously going to loose it on them.

And the Fido saga continues…….