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unlimited data on a expensive plan like the 60 dollar plan but still have unlimited data


it would be nice to have unlimited data on a expensive plan like the 60 dollar plan but still have unlimited data

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Unlimited data will never truly happen the way people want it to. Wind has "unlimited data" but throttle the speeds after 5 gb. I'd rather not have my speeds throttled.
but 2 gb of data isnt much
Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not enough.
thats what i do
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

I can easily go through 70MB/day without doing any video streaming or torrents. Simply updating Apps can easily eat away at your limit. 2GB is nothing unless all you want to use your phone for is Facebook & social media. I need at least 5GB/month to meet my needs.
D.j. Whelen wrote:

thats what i do

Well then you have no room to complain really. You shouldn't be doing data intensive usage unless you're on a wifi connection.
Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

And this is why you restrict application updates to wifi. Nothing against you, but the data is in your control. There isn't a reason to have the updates happen when you're on a 3G data connection.
D.j. Whelen wrote:

thats what i do

Unlimited data & international calliny plans are what koodo is missing
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

I don't want to have to restrict my phone to tippy-toe around a Data cap. I want to be able to use it when I want. 2GB might be fine for you but isn't for me, simple as that.
D.j. Whelen wrote:

thats what i do

Unlimited Data is nothing something Koodo will ever offer. For international calling, there's the Long Distance Saver.
Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

Only because you do not choose to use it within your means. Sure, you can use your phone how you want, but if you aren't going to stay within your limit, you really have no room to complain. I also find it hard to believe that every day, you have 70 mb worth of application updates.
D.j. Whelen wrote:

thats what i do

Whats the Long Distance Saver?
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D.j. Whelen wrote:

thats what i do

It's an add-on ($2) that allows for cheaper calls abroad, Adrian. For example the USA and most of Europe can be called for 5 cents per minute with the LD saver 🙂
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

I use a Q10 or a Z10. I don't play games, stream, download torrents, or do large system updates on my network data. I use my phone exclusively as a communication and production tool. I use 3.5GB of LTE data a month typically. When I had a 3G phone, 1GB to 1.5GB was enough. That was like 4 years ago though, the tech world has come along way since 3G, that tech is 2 generations behind at this point and LTE & HSDPA+ phones use much more data then a 3G exclusive device. I'm with John, others might want to 'tippy-toe' around a data cap, but I want to be able to just use my phone when I want to use it, without having to worry if I have wifi. I'm on a 6GB plan so I'm fine, but I feel for the new customers who pickup an LTE device and then have to constantly monitor their data usage because they're on a plan that's capped at 1GB or 3GB yet still costs in the range of $80-$100 / month.
Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

LTE is going to consume data faster because of the faster speeds.
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

I think that's the problem though. LTE is the standard now for new phones. Phones which Koodo sell and push. They use more data. The packages available need to reflect this. 500mb or 1gb on LTE is nowhere near enough on these devices. You'd have to be on wifi pretty much constantly not to go over. What's the point of that? Once you start having restrictions like that in place, you lose the convenience factor. Isn't that the entire point of a mobile device, because it's mobile and convenient? You'd think that as tech advances and devices use more and more data, that the package allotments would increase to represent that as well. Instead, they're decreasing. The grandfathered 6GB plans from years ago are so valuable these days, which is pretty sad....
Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

Convenience is charged more than necessity.
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

Marcus to use your phone to its full potential and let everything run as normal without having to restrict anything and take away from the way your smartphone is meant to be used you need more than 2gb of Data and there's no way around that fact. You have a smartphone to be used the way it's intended to be used and that is streaming the odd video, surfing the Web, playing games that sync data, use social apps, Sending and receiving email as you recieve them in real time not waiting till on wifi, recieve and send MMS, upload photos after taking the shot, let apps sync all the time even over data connection to get live updates of info and messages as they occur with no need to wait for a wifi connection to be available. It's not right that to use your smart phone as its intended to be used on the go that you would have an outrageous bill and be working just to pay your bill each month . In smaller towns and cities wifi hotspot are not available like they are in more populated places & the ppl in those lower populated areas need to have a much higher rate of use of the data connection on their phone that 2gb's will not cover. Having a smartphone and being limited to 2gb of data and having to watch every kb of data one uses to the point of waiting to be connected to wifi to do anything data related is like having a Ferrari & putting a governor on it to not be able to get the full use as intended of the product. Can you imagine how much more enjoyable your smartphone would be if you never ever had to worry about how much data your using & could use it as smartphones are truly meant to be used, it would be incredible and I pray for that day.
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

I agree with all those who'd like to see high GB's or unlimited data! I also agree with those who say it's not coming even in our wildest dreams. I can therefore only conclude that we're doomed 😞
Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

I do use my phone to it's full potential AND stay within the 2GB.
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

Haha let's not argue about what another person should need 🙂 That's so different for everybody... hence the many plan options! That said, I too wish data was a lot cheaper - don't think ANYBODY could argue that (except perhaps the shareholders) 😃
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Marcus Fenix wrote:

Yes, it actually is. Only people who video stream, torrent or tether will say that 2 GB is not en...

If it's not going to be 'cheaper' necessarily, I'd like to at least see plans that address the need for higher allotments. Somthing along the lines of a 1GB plan, 3GB plan, 5GB plan, etc....
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60$ isn't "expensive" unless you don't mind your Data being throttled. By comparison, in the US "truly unlimited" Data without being throttled are either no longer available or cost 80-100$ depending on the carrier. Personally I'd gladly pay Koodo 80$ for a Plan with unlimited Anytime Calls & Data ... or even limited Anytime Calls with unlimited Data.
same here i would like that too
i am not always on wifi

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