Waiting for Fido to Launch its 4G LTE service? It’s Now Live

While Rogers has had LTE available in Canada for a while now, it has been slow to share the LTE love with its faithful companion, Fido. Earlier this year, we looked at hints of Fido getting 4G LTE, and last month Fido even officially stated that 4G LTE was coming soon. Roger’s budget sub-brand is now finally catching up to speed with 4G LTE, with service in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint John’s, Toronto and Vancouver all going live today.

So what works with Fido’s 4G LTE service? At the moment, the only official product is the Fido Mobile Hotspot. This device is capable of sharing its 4G LTE goodness with ten different devices. Don’t want to wait for 4G LTE handsets to show up through Fido? You can use any compatible, unlocked 4G LTE phone with Fido’s new SIM cards.

Fido does have further expansion plans for Fido’s 4G LTE service, with intentions to bring LTE network access to 20 million Canadians by the end of 2012. Some of the cities mentioned by Fido for expanded launch of the LTE service include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, and several others. More information on Fido’s 4G LTE service can be found at their website.

Are you planning on getting your 4G LTE fix through Fido? Have it already? What do you think?


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  1. MasterT says:

    Just picked up a Fido LTE sim card today. Seems alot of the Fido reps and even customer service didnt know about the LTE release yesterday. The only sim card available right now is the one for their wifi hotpsot device. They had to cut the sim because its not the micro sim that I need for the Galaxy S3. So far havent even seen the LTE light up, been steady on 4G. But now when I reset my phone I no longer need to input the apn settings for fido, it autmatically detected the sim and is now using the ltemobile.apn settings. Anyone else able to pick up lte on their devices as of yet?

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