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Hi gang,

Has anyone been able to figure out, how "smart" a "dumb" phone, or how "dumb" a smart phone you need to have to stay on the cheapy data rate for Fido pay as you go?

Reason I ask is because I notice that from my current Razr V3, I can get a data pass for $3 a week or $1 a day... which I think is friggin' awesome... I don't mind slow, the stuff I'd want to use it for the maybe once or twice a month that the ambition to have data hits me, would mostly be searches for textual info.

Buuuut, the V3 seems a bit long in the tooth as far as it's browser goes. So I was wondering what the "smartest" phone, I could get that would stay on that rate would be.

I notice for instance, that mostly blackberry and iPhone are in the smartphone category on their site, and I see no symbians,... so I've got the idea that a symbian phone would be the ticket.

Ideally I'm looking for something that's recently discontinued from a major carrier and hence available refurb and cheap, standalone GPS and WiFi capability would be preferred... something that doesn't have G3 or G4 support on Fido I guess, but can still get data slllowwww..

So any comments or ideas?

Thanks,

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Fido offers the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro for $275 off contract
or $75 on a 2 year any type of contract.

It does NOT require a data plan.

Basic phone features:
wifi b/g
aGPS
MicroSD
Symbian OS 9.4 S60v5

I've been shopping around and will likely use my Fido dollars to pay the majority of the cost of the phone and go with a Pre-paid plan since I find the pre-paids cheaper with better features over their monthly contract plans.
 

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I am thinking of picking up a Fido smart/dumb phone on the used market for use without a data plan.

Which works better with no data: 1) Sony Vivaz 2) Acer Liquid E 3) something else?
 

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Vivaz Pro has smartphone specs but Fido considers it as a dumbphone.
Acer Liquid E is considered a smartphone(specs and Fido's POV)

Basically anything on this page http://www.fido.ca/web/page/portal/Fido/Phones is a dumbphone and will work with Fido's UMB.

Fido's (and Roger's) UMB add-on may not work on phones that arent bought from Fido/Rogers though.

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@dogbolter - If you dont use data, then any phone will do if it meets your requirements.
 
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