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Userlevel 1
It would be nice to have a roaming pass included in all the plans to let people use their phone without extra charge abroad for a certain amount of time. For example, Koodo could offer 35 days per year of use free of charge (voice, data, text) for customers who have stayed at least 2 months with Koodo. I think it could be pretty attractive for people who go for holidays in Europe, South America, or the US instead of making people pay $5 per day like rogers... What do you think about this idea?

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I think this would be a good ideal for those who's been with look for a while
Userlevel 2
Would you be willing to pay an extra $15 a month for two years to cover the 35 days of "free roaming"? Probably not..
Userlevel 6
As much as I like free stuff like anyone else this would bankrupt koodo, guaranteed. Cellphone companies around the world don't readily make their network available to anyone for free. They charge for it and koodo has to collect enough to cover the costs. The US is the closest we got so far where roaming is reasonable although even there depending on length of stay I would just get a local SIM.
Userlevel 7
I don't like this idea cause this is just a way to get free roaming for your yearly vacation. They aren't like Rogers and don't charge $5 a day anyways. They actually have packages.
Userlevel 1
But it is possible and it wouldn't cost that much to Koodo (Telus). Look at what's going on in France since 2012 : Free mobile 20 euros (CAD $26) per month for unlimited calls, texts, 3gb of internet for 3G or 20gb of 4G. You can call as much as you want mobile/landline phones in Canada and the US. Recently they added 35 days of free roaming in canada: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/free-mobile-france-first-operator-include-roaming-from-nicolas
Userlevel 5
Fabienmtl wrote:

But it is possible and it wouldn't cost that much to Koodo (Telus). Look at what's going on in...

Going from a model (which every carrier uses in some form) where people pay for roaming, to a model where they get free roaming is definitely going to cost a lot of money. Just making up numbers, say Telus/Koodo had 2 million customers. Say 1/8th of the customers go to the states and use a roaming package once a year. And lets even say they pick the cheapest roaming plan Koodo has which is $10 for 3 days of unlimited text. That's 2.5 million dollars, and that's on the cheapest possible choice. Plus you add in the costs of providing those types of agreements, and the numbers are definitely something you would feel. Would you do part of your job for free?
Userlevel 1
More info here: http://stopthecap.com/providers/free-mobileiliad-france/

Userlevel 6
Yes. But they don't offer the same if folks for France come to Canada or the US. Think of Europe as North America.

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