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cost when going over monthly allowed data is at $10 per additional 250 Mb over and above what I pay per month. Am I the only one feeling we are getting the Big shaft by our greety big 3. These rates are outrageously high. So now that I own my phone ( brand new OnePlus 3), will Koodo match what I can get by switching back to Fido ? They would allow me 500 MB per additional $10.00... Otherwise I feel like it's going to be bye bye love... I have given koodo an additional $200 last month and will again this month... Does not make sense to charge so much.

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Hi Francois,

Why don't you get a plan with a proper amount of data for your needs?
I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I don't plan on going over the 6 gigs on a frequent and regular basis... That said, try and convince me that a phone bill is normal at 300 for a month, regardless of the amount of additional data.... Please!?!? I can get a brand new car for that much money... This is just corporations getting a hard on over the prospect of more money... As much as we can get. I'm sure that even if your preaching for the company you chose you can appreciate my reasoning here...
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

You are able to get 7gb for 100$ per month, with an overage rate of 5$/100mb if you were to go over that. Or even the current 5gb plan at 90$/month with the same overage. 
François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Holly hell you want me to spend $40 more a month for one extra gig and then $5 per extra 100 mb instead of 10 / 250 ? Perhaps my post was not as clear as I thought... I currently get 6 gigs for $60 and pay $10 per add. 250 mb. Which I find is ridiculously high for overage... Come on ?
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Not sure how Fido is cheaper than your (grandfathered) plan?  Or even Koodo's current plans.  They are basically the same as Fido

http://www.fido.ca/web/page/portal/Fido/activation_land?PostpaidPlan=true
François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Well when i was there they had new Price on a plan (im in Québec BTW) I challenge you to find a match on Koodo : $58 for 6 gigs of data, Unlimited everything everywhere in Canada, ****Only $10 per 500 meg overage data **** Or *** $15 / 1 gig *** added Bonus : free Spotify for 6 months + I get better signal at home and a better LTE lock in general The overage rates alone would have save me couple of hundreds in the last 2 months !!! I urge you try to match that and I'll agree with you
François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

... so yeah... Now I am sure ! BTW I thought my Koodo plan was decent .... But they were but f*****g me with their overage rates... Too bad they lost a good customer by being just too damn greedy on that aspect !
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Koodo's version has 6GB for 60. Koodo and Fido tend to go back and forth in the better carrier over the years. Right now Fido edges out purely on a cost basis. If you feel like Fido is better for you, then it probably is. Personally on Telus/Bell I have always had better reception than Rogers but if it also works better for you, then sure. I also see Fido has 8GB for 65, which is mighty tempting.
François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Yes indeed I'm on the fence about going with the 8 gigs plan... As you said bell / Telus but Koodo doesn't have all the bands for LTE and also revert to other carriers' towers for certain technologies which when it tries to switch takes time and the phone hangs a little a loses its connection.... So if your in a low signal area, your phone seems like it want to switch back and forth and you sometime have a hard time opening a single web page as you lose your connection for a certain time ! Since I made the move back to fido my new one plus 3 Holds its signal and is blazing fast as it should be just about all the time ! Cheers P..S you have to agree koodos overage rates basically $40 per gig is absolutely insane in 2016 ... A phone OS update alone can come in at over 300 megs lol
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Can't say I've ever done an OS update OTA, so your use pattern is definitely different than mine.
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

That's why most phones today are equipped with Wi-Fi. No one uses data for OS updates. In fact, manufacturers tell you to use Wi-Fi for OS updates. Maybe this explains the overages.
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

Bell and Telus has a tower sharing agreement

Telus owns Koodo 
Bell owns Virgin
Rogers owns Fido

Tech-wise, being on Koodo is no different that being on Telus.  And it's very similar to being on Bell
François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

What a fucking rip off. There are add on services for everything nobody needs, but the one thing we do need there is no add on available. I liked koodo until just now. Cash grab garbage. Wake up we're tired of being screwed over get it!
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François wrote:

I'm already on a 6 gigs plan and next one up is a big step for not much more data and evidently I...

What is the add-on that you nees that you bepieve koodo doesnt have? This thread is about additonal data add-on which koodo has.
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Overage charges aren't supposed to be advantageous. Koodo will not match the offer from Fido but you might get offered an additional data add-on (1Gb for 10$) if this behaviour continues.
Yeah... Well just finished reading the fine print for fido and I believe it's time to switch back... Koodo won't do anything for me so they can keep their overage advantageous for them... Let's see if this is a better option than losing my business.... Just the last 2 months I gave them $600
John and never had a late payment... And also cleared my tab well ahead of time ... I think this accounts for great business on my part
Well, farewell to you guys and thx for the replies. The ride was good for a year but in the end money talks louder than even words... By Koodo not offering me better options they allowed me in the end to get the same 6 gigs plan for $2 less lol... and cut my overages by 50 % nothing less and perhaps even more as I believe there is the option to buy 1 Gig at a time for just $15 ( only $5 more than koodo's ridiculously high $10 per 250 megs ) also allowed me to find out coverage seems better in my house (I have been in a poor reception area for years regardless of carrier) and seems like I'm getting a better LTE lock elsewhere. That is a lot of win win Ah the joys of buying your phone unlocked and upfront. Canadian carriers need to start changing their practices as more and more companies are offering top performing devices for much lower prices and making it more and more easy to get them worldwide ! Cheers !

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