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Repost: Fido Cancellation Number

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Wow. So, apparently, this number still works.


This is Fido's Super Secret Hotline for cancelling their cell phone plans. It's not published anywhere. It's not on their website. It's not on the invoices. It's nowhere to be found. None of the call-takers who answer the phone at any of their other numbers can cancel your plan.

1-888-259-3436

I got it five years ago after jumping flaming hoops like you wouldn't believe. I was trying to cancel my Mother-In-Law's stupid phone for her because she was so frustrated with it. I was so pissed off that I immediately posted the number to my journal as soon as I was done with it.

I'm just glad I've helped somebody with this. So, here it is again. If and when you get sick and bloody tired of losing your signal every time a butterfly farts on its migratory path in Southern Chile, there's the cancellation hotline. ... Oh, and if you get a French dude named Christian, please be nice to him. I think poor Christian is the only person manning this line and, in all likelihood, it's not his fault that Fido sucks.

=)

And for increased Google indexing/pagerank: CANCEL FIDO. FIDO CANCEL. NUMBER TO CANCEL FIDO. HOW THE HELL DO I CANCEL MY FIDO PLAN? CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL. FIDO FIDO FIDO.


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ducks
Feb. 23rd, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Awesome! It's too bad I don't have Fido. (I do have Rogers though, which is essentially the same thing...)
bride
Feb. 23rd, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Hee, I'm hoping Google picks it up =)
razorw
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
LOL. So *that's* what that was about.
kat_box
Feb. 23rd, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
If and when you get sick and bloody tired of losing your signal every time a butterfly farts in Southern Chile

LOL!!! That SO makes me laugh! :D

My ex has a Fido phone and it really DOES have shitty reception service. He can be in the basement/back of his parent's house and his cell would cut in and out if he was in the wrong area. Me? I have Rogers and can drive into the underground parking of my apartment building, up through the cement stairwell to the lobby, into the elevator and up to my floor and my cell doesn't miss a beat. Go figure. ;)
bride
Feb. 23rd, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
Yup. Sounds familiar. The Husband's phone used to cut out if he walked under a tree. *roll eyes*
derusto
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
LOL, this is such a great entry :P I'm glad I don't need that number but it's good to see that it's documented SOMEWHERE ;)
cloganese
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
If you do a Google search for "1-888-259-3436", the first result is your tagged "Products and Services" web page, rather than any page having to do anything with Fido.

Eeenteresting.

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bride
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
Heeheehee... =)

Oh man, one of the links on that page is a discussion where someone says to talk to a French dude named Christian =O That sounds VERY FAMILIAR. I think poor Christian is the only one handling that number XD XD
cloganese
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Obviously, having customers quit is NOT covered in their business model :P What a bunch of 'tards.
faargenwelsh
Mar. 11th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
"CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL FIDO FIDO FIDO" is surely the most interesting request I've ever submitted to that engine :)))

lol
(Anonymous)
Jun. 9th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Fido
Just cancelled my Fido phone. Didn't have the 1-888# you got, but they actually cancelled it. However, they told me it takes 30 days to deactivate. Did you experience this?

To be honest, I'm not sure how I check for a response, so can you email me at onkeys@hotmail.com. Thanks.
bride
Jun. 9th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Fido
I don't remember that because it was years ago and it was my
Mother-in-Law's phone.

Sorry =P
isaacbaker
Aug. 30th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
thank god
thank you so much for posting this... it still works and i was looking everwhere how to cancel my account. the fido guy at the store told me i had to call *611 to cancel it, however there was no option to be found hovering from one robots voice to another. YAY I CAN GET RID OF THIS PIECE OF SHIT! the waiting time is very long... but it will be worth it.
bride
Aug. 31st, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: thank god
=D That's so cool! Pay it forward. Post it to your journal for increased Googleability =)
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Wow indeed
As of May 2008 this number is still working and was lightning fast to transfer me to a rep! Woohoo! FWIW I was not canceling, but suspending my account for 4 months. It was easy and painless. I was even able to set a future date for the suspension to start.

Thanks!

CuriousBrandt
bride
May. 8th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow indeed
Awesome! You're so welcome! =)
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow indeed
Thank you!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 30th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
ohhh gooodd.. i thank you soooo much for this. i am so pissed off at their service. i calld all the numbers i knew of and none of them helped me cancel this stupid dumm phone. now i feel so relived. thank you once agian for this..
bride
Jul. 31st, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome =)
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