Phone and Warranty
How to reserve a phone
The Fido Reservation System lets you reserve our latest phones online. Forget having to check different stores to see if they have the phone you want in store, because Fido can have the phone you want waiting for you at the Fido store of your choice.
Learn what the Fido Reservation System is and how to use it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will the reserved device cost?
By reserving a phone using the Fido Reservation System, will I get my phone before everyone else?
When picking up the reservation in store, you have several options for purchasing your new device. As an existing customer and as part of our upgrade program, the standard hardware upgrade eligibility rules and fees apply.
If you are not an existing Fido customer, you must subscribe to Fido postpaid wireless services at the same time as you pick up your device in-store. You will be subject to our standard new activation procedures, including credit check.
Please speak to a Fido representative in store when picking up the reserved device for your specific pricing.
If you do not wish to commit to a new Fido Agreement with your activation or upgrade, you are able to purchase the device at a no term price. As an existing customer, if you have FidoDOLLARS, you can use them to reduce the cost of the device. Note that regular upgrade fees still apply.
Additionally, if you are reserving the device to activate a new phone number for a friend or family member, new activation pricing is applicable; see the prices for our different phones & devices.
How will I know how long it will be for my phone to be shipped?
Reserving a phone through the Fido Reservation does not guarantee you a phone at launch. We will be dedicating inventory towards our Reservation System orders and our goal is to get your phone to you as soon as possible. However, we will also be shipping phones to stores that are not participating in the Reservation System program. For information on shipment timelines, please refer to the confirmation email you received when you reserved your phone.
Do I have to wait until my place in line is 0 before my device ships?
The Fido Reservation System is designed for self-service. We'll send you weekly email updates with a status on your phone shipment. This information can also be accessed when you sign into your account on My Account as an existing Fido customer, or the Fido Reservation System if you reserved to activate a new Fido.
Can I reserve a phone by calling Fido or visiting a store?
Your place in line for the phone you reserved does not have to be 0 for it to ship, as we receive varying amounts of inventory from our vendor partners with each shipment. For example, if you are currently number 1,000 in line for the phone you selected, and we receive 1,500 units from our vendor partner, your order will get shipped out with those 1,500.
Will my $40 reservation fee be returned to me?
No, phone reservations can only be made online through the Fido Reservation System, which is designed for self-service.
What happens if I find a phone in another store before my phone is shipped?
The $40 reservation fee (+ taxes) is used to secure your order and place in line. We will credit the $40 (+ taxes) back to your Fido account if you reserved as an existing customer, or to the original credit card if you reserved to activate a new line. Your fee will be credited under the following situations:
1) when your phone ships from our warehouse or
2) when you cancel your reservation online.
We will send you an email notification when your phone ships including the courier company tracking number that will be used to ship the phone to the store.
What if I change my mind and want to reserve a different phone?
Since phones will also be shipped to Fido stores not participating in the reservation program, this may be possible. Simply sign into your account online on My Account as an existing Fido customer, or the Fido Reservation System if you reserved to activate a new Fido, and cancel your reservation. You will receive an email confirmation of your cancellation and your $40 reservation fee will be reversed automatically.
Can I change my pick-up location?
Our reservation program allows you to change your mind at any time, as long as your reservation is in open status. Simply cancel your first reservation and create another. The $40 (+ taxes) fee for your reservation will be credited back to your Fido account. Once you've reserved a different phone, the reservation fee for that phone will be charged to your account.
Does the account holder have to pick up the phone or can someone else do it?
Yes, you can change your pick-up location at any time before your order is being prepared to ship by our warehouse. To do this, sign into your account on My Account as an existing Fido customer, or the Fido Reservation System if you reserved to activate a new Fido and change your store preference.
Once your order status is “in progress,” or “shipped” your order is on its way to the store you chose and the location cannot be changed.
How long does it take to ship my phone?
Only the account holder can pick up the phone. The account holder will be required to provide photo identification before they can pick up the phone.
How long will the store hold the phone for me?
Once the phone is in inventory, it could take up to 4 days to ship to the store you chose.
What does a phone family mean?
The store will hold your phone for up to 7 days from the time the phone ships. A store representative will call you when your phone is ready for pick up. If you cannot make it to the store within this time frame, please call the store to make alternate arrangements. Alternate arrangements are at the store's discretion.
Why can I only order one of each?
Phones are grouped by model, memory and colour. For example, you can reserve an iPhone and a BlackBerry but cannot reserve three iPhones of different colours and sizes.
What do the various “statuses” mean on my reservation?
To give as many customers as possible the fairest opportunity to get the phone of their choice, we are limiting reservations to one order per phone type.
Why am I getting multiple emails confirming the same information?
If your status is “open”, your reservation has been made and we are awaiting product from our supplier. At this time you can change your pick-up location, contact email address or cancel your reservation.
If your status is “in progress”, we have begun the shipment process and you will not be able to edit or cancel your reservation any longer. The next email you will get will be the one that confirms shipment to the store you chose.
If your status is “shipped”, your phone has left our warehouse and is on its way to the store you chose.
If your status is “cancelled”, your reservation has been cancelled and your reservation fee will be credited back to your account.
I am getting an error message when accessing the Fido Reservation System?
We have designed our reservation system to send notification emails to both the account holder (based on your account number) as well as the end user (based on your wireless phone number). If you would like to stop these multiple emails, please go to your reservation online and edit your email contact preferences.
I have a symbol in my name (apostrophe for example) and I get an error message when trying to reserve. What can I do?
Clear your cookies and cache from your internet browser, this might resolve the issue. If issue persists, try from a different browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
By removing the symbol in address field it will solve the issue.