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If I buy 2 gigs of data a month with my plan, and I only use 1 gig, I believe it would be fair for my unused data to carry over to the next month so that way It's easier to avoid overage charges , and I get ALL of the data I paid for!!

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Haha yes, that would be nice... especially considering the current overage fees *shudder*. I hope you'll get what you want, but I fear that this is one of the areas where carriers make lots of money............ Did you know that prepaid does offer carryover data? However that is only useful for people who on average use (far) less than a gig... for heavier users with a need for 2GB a plan would definitely be better.
Your rate plan allows to access to use that much data per month before you are charged overage rates. If you do not use the full 2GB, that's on you. Roll over has been proven to be less profitable.
KaneSlavik wrote:

Your rate plan allows to access to use that much data per month before you are charged overage ra...

Of course roll over is less profitable!!! This idea is about helping the consumer and giving Koodo an edge over other retail telcos.. if koodo had roll over data i would pick them over virgin or fido. And I would still be paying the 2gig.. You have stated in other posts that 2gig is more than enough so what does it matter to you?
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Maybe this is me being crazy, but if I was paying for 2GB a month and only ever used 1GB or less every month, I would drop my plan to a smaller plan and pay less. Then if you ever went over you could use all that money you saved to cover the overage that month.
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Mark Kokolsky wrote:

Maybe this is me being crazy, but if I was paying for 2GB a month and only ever used 1GB or less ...

I didn't get the impression that Nave was talking about never even using 1GB... I think he meant usually using close to 2GB (but staying below it). Suppose he then has three months where he only uses 1GB, they that data is not compensated... yet the one month where he uses 3GB he has to pay an insane overage. I think rikkster said it best, compare data with gasoline and you get to use what you bought, no matter how long it takes. If prepaid can do it, it should be possible on postpaid as well 🙂
Mark Kokolsky wrote:

Maybe this is me being crazy, but if I was paying for 2GB a month and only ever used 1GB or less ...

yea sophia you got it!
I've never gotten overage charges personally, and I have been with Koodo for a while. I am conservative with my data, but I am happier to 'have it, and not need it rather than need it and not have it'. My plan is incredibly well priced, but I like the concept of carryover data, since I think people are entitled to get what they pay for. At a restaurant I keep my leftovers, I hope others do too. Wasted food is depressing, wasted internet gets eaten by Trolls!! Never feed the trolls!!
Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you pay the price each time you order from said restaurant. It is not even remotely in the same ball park stadium as roll over usage. Other companies have tried and and have lost profit. It is simply not beneficial, from a company perspective to do this.
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

U don't know what your talking about. Not only do restaurants offer 3 meals a day discount pricing, hotels also offer package deal pricing. So what companies, specifically lost profits on carry over data?
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

"U don't know what your talking about." Actually he does. Maybe you should read what Nave posted above Kane's comment.
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

Keep it civil people
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

Just read that big 3 raised their rates and lowered data. Today i purchased Explore Net/Shaw - 100gigs @ $80.00 and free hook up.
I can shop for minutes only plans now. I would suggest there is money in data since Explore Net continually expands its broad band across Canada with new infrastructure. So how does the big 3 justify the price difference of poorer quality broadband cell data and 100gigs for $80.00 streaming data?
KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

It helps the company by differentiating koodo... voice was charged by the minute... and some telcos like fido started billing per second. its an idea! I would love to see Kane's Idea.. he seems like a great critical thinker! 🙂
KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

I think Kane needs to understand what the word Analogy means! 😛 That was a really good example Kane works for Koodo... Roll over data Roll over data Roll over data!!
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

Ok pal, Kam, cool it will ya 🙂 Koodo knows what you want now, no need to create 300 posts saying basically the same thing 🙂
KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

I have only just begun.. lol sadly you are correct.
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

LOL yes I figured you were just warming up... but you know what happens when people start nagging - others start tuning them out. It's best to gather your thoughts and post once, or twice... and you already have your own thread on the matter 🙂
KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

its something im passionate about.. my idea kinda got swarmed.. and maybe it was a bit ambitious. but this seems like a great step. I will take it easy.
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

In all truth and in your defence, when someone posts an idea I don't really see the need to jump in immediately to say can't be done, not feasible, not profitable, etc... let Koodo decide that (is my opinion). Or if you don't agree, just don't vote for it and leave it be, unless it's something you're passionately against (for example, if somebody suggested not to allow prepaid using carry-over data, I'd certainly speak up against it). Anyway glad you're participating and by all means speak up about your opinions, just don't "spam" 🙂
KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

ok point taken.. don't want to be a spamer. if i didn't have a girl friend i'd ask you out! 🙂
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KaneSlavik wrote:

Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you p...

If I weren't married I'd accept 😃 Cheers!
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So let's say I fill my car up with gas at the beginning of the month. I live a short distance from work, so I decide to walk or take public transit, only taking the car during periods of inclement weather. Last day of the month, I see that I have half a tank of gas left, do I drive around aimlessly until the tank is empty? Or do I conserve what is left to be used for next month? The average consumer could care less whether rollover data is beneficial or profitable to the company. The company makes its profit through device subsidies, outright purchases, prepaid and monthly rate plans. Even if the customer never goes beyond their allotted data limit, the company still turns a profit. If anything, this idea would be an innovative step, a step that would set Koodo apart from all the rest. Innovation was something that Koodo was well known for and prided itself upon, back in the day. It would be refreshing to see that 'drive and determination' make an appearance again.
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rikkster wrote:

So let's say I fill my car up with gas at the beginning of the month. I live a short distance fro...

And with that, I add my +1
rikkster wrote:

So let's say I fill my car up with gas at the beginning of the month. I live a short distance fro...

This is a really great comment and it got me thinking, why not credit the unused data towards reducing the customers tab annually??? Would something similar be possible??? Koodo always has been innovative, and in my opinion stands out to me as being a very respectable and reasonable company. I am loving all the feedback so far! Thank you everyone! ♡☆♡☆
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rikkster wrote:

So let's say I fill my car up with gas at the beginning of the month. I live a short distance fro...

+1 rikkster but they don't make any money on phone subsidies and outright purchases. In fact, these are one of the highest costs to the carrier. Most of the time they lose money. The money they make is the money that comes in from monthly rate plans and prepaid top-ups

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