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Fido and Google SMS

On 16, Feb 2007 | One Comment | In Telecom, Toronto | By Ryan Feeley

I just received my first mobile phone bill from Fido after a month of using Google Calendar and SMS. It wasn’t free. ๐Ÿ™

I do not have an SMS package, but was told I would be receiving unlimited text messages free of charge. Unfortunately contrary to what Google says Fido categorizes their alerts as premium messages at 15ร‚ยข each. Oddly, outgoing messages to Google SMS were not charged.

Not a big deal for the odd Google SMS request, but when I have a day booked full of activities, the calendar alerts can really add up.

I called Fido and have upgraded my plan to include a $3/month SMS package and have been told I will no longer be charged for incoming messages.

Comments

  1. Nick

    hey man that sucks how they lie and sneak they’re way into a profit. but thanks for the heads up

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