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Fido launches in the Maritimes with $100,000 contribution to Maritime SPCAs

June 14, 2013

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Total FidoCARES donation shared with Nova Scotia, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and PEI SPCAs 

MONCTON, NB, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ – Fido kicks off its launch today of five kiosk locations in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John with a $100,000 commitment to local SPCAs in the region. The FidoCARES™ donation reflects the company’s commitment to giving back to its customers and their communities. 

“Fido is known for being an affordable and loyal carrier that truly cares about its customers and we’re excited to launch in the Maritimes,” said Cameron McFadyen, director of marketing, Fido.  “We are honoured to make this contribution to the community and to help local SPCA organizations provide necessary animal care and services.”

The FidoCARES donation for shelters in Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Moncton and Halifax will support programs and services for animal protection, care and rehabilitation, advocacy and education. 

“There is a great need in our community to support the care and well-being of rescued animals that come to our shelter,” said Karen Nelson, Executive Director of the Greater Moncton SPCA. “With this significant donation from Fido, we will be better equipped to continue much-needed dog rescue and welfare programs, renovate and provide more space in our dog kennels and continue to support low-cost spay and neuter programs.”

Fido services are now available today at the following locations:

  • Halifax Shopping Centre –  Halifax, NS
  • Sunnyside Mall –  Halifax, NS
  • Champlain Place – Moncton, NB
  • Regent Mall – Fredericton, NB
  • McAllister Place –  Saint John, NB

Additionally, Fido services are now available at more than 50 third-party retailers including Costco, Wireless Etc, Wireless Wave, T Booth, the Apple Store, Future Shop, Best Buy, Walmart and Loblaws Superstores.  Every standard, smart and max monthly wireless plans from Fido includes unlimited international text, voicemail, call display, Canada-wide calling, unlimited evening and weekend calling after 6 pm and there are no activation fees. 

Fido customers in the Maritimes now have access to blazing fast speeds on the LTE network – the world’s fastest wireless network technology. The Fido LTE network will be available in Halifax, Sydney, and Kentville, Nova Scotia as well as Saint John, Moncton and Bathurst, New Brunswick.  The LTE network continues to grow in the Maritimes with expansion to additional cities such as Fredericton, Miramichi, Charlottetown, Truro and New Glasgow, expected by the end of 2013. 

Further Fido locations will launch this summer including one Fido kiosk in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and an additional 20 third-party locations. For more information about the Maritime launch, visit

About Fido Solutions:
Since its launch in 1996, Fido Solutions has offered Canadians straightforward and affordable wireless voice and data products, on a reliable national network with a unique customer caring approach. Fido’s industry-leading customer care is demonstrated daily through FidoDOLLARS™, Fido LiveANSWERS™, FidoTRADE™ and a number of other unique product and service features. For further information about Fido, please visit,, and  

Image with caption: "This Friday, Fido announced a $100,000 contribution to five SPCAs in the Maritime region including shelters in Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Halifax and Charlottetown to support needs such as veterinary care, animal protection and education. Karen Hudson, Executive Director of the Moncton SPCA (left) and Heather Robinson, Communications Manager for Fido (right), hold seven-year-old terrier mix named Squirt and two-year-old shepherd mix named Tundra. (CNW Group/Rogers Wireless and Cable)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Rogers Wireless and Cable