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Data Sharing so we can use ipad on the same phone plan account.


ENABLE DATA SHARING at no additional cost.

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You can share your internet Data plan on any supported device through enabling Hotspot if your phone has Hotspot feature and enabling WI-FI on used device or use USB Data cable
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I forgot to add that you cannot use your koodo SIM card on the new IPADS that have SIM sock - koodo not yet supporting IPADS with SIM slots
Yeah I totally agree with you regarding using hotspot, and that is what I have been using for a long time now, but that will drain my iphone's battery so fast. I wish koodo will come up with data sharing with compatible sim card for the ipad.
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Cross your fingers to let it happen, I want to see that day coming soon, you never know, everyday we get surprised by Koodo, I hope it will come pretty soon
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Sorry for the mistake .. pls read Moonsky
Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices to start using data on a tablet, you also have to have both devices on you at the same time. And when I want data on my tablet the most I'm usually travelling and using more battery than normal already. The last thing I want is to turn my phone into a hotspot, draining its battery even further. Does anyone know if Koodo does actually offer a real, shared data plan that I could add multiple devices to? I don't even care if it costs extra. I'll gladly pay $5/mo for it.
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samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

Hey Samsonjs, we do not have any data sharing. Our data plans are for mobile use 🙂.
samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

Thanks for the answer Myke. It looks like I will have to stick w/ Rogers for the time being then. Once I can get a data plan on Koodo that I can share w/ my tablet (which is pretty mobile!) then I'll consider the switch. Everything else looks really good but the shared data plan is a sticking point for me.
samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

You realize that would require Koodo to support internet only devices right? There is nothing showing that Koodo is going in that direction. It would take away from the focus of what they are. An affordable cellular mobile provider.
samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

Tablets use the exact same networking as phones: HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE. Pop a SIM card in a tablet and away it goes. There isn't anything extra to support, hardware-wise. They just need to get the billing and such set up to handle it. Koodo is a subsidiary of Telus and uses the same network, owned by Telus and Bell. Both Telus and Bell offer shared data plans and data-only plans on the same network. There is not a technical limitation here whatsoever. It doesn't take away from any focus. They don't even have to offer data-only plans on their own, just the ability to share your phone's data plan with your other cellular, mobile devices. People aren't getting fewer devices, they are getting more. With tablets on the rise and other mobile devices coming out that have data connections, such as Samsung's Galaxy Camera, Koodo will find their market limited unless they start offering plans for these devices. Maybe they want to leave that market to Telus, I don't know.
samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

No, Koodo's market won't be limited. Koodo's focus, aside from providing their own brand of cell phones, is also grey market phones, which there are A LOT of. To expect Koodo to change their systems to incorporate internet only devices is extremely silly. There's no real need for it. There's no real demand for it from Koodo customers. Based on how Koodo handles mobile data right now, Data sharing would be a bad thing, not a good thing. Koodo has ZERO reason to offer data-only plans. Why? Because they don't offer internet only devices. To expect them to offere data-only plans for no real reason, is also silly. I don't really get the idea behind data sharing anyways. Seems like a bad idea. If you want internet on your internet only device, then go to an Internet Service Provider. Koodo, while providing mobile data, is not an Internet Service Provider and most likely will never go that route. Remember, Koodo = discount brand. Do you really think Koodo is going to start offering high end equipment such as Tablets and such? That would take away from their focus of being a discount brand. Try looking at the bigger picture of what Koodo is aimed at instead of just thinking of your own needs. Koodo is not going to move away from their main focus JUST to start selling internet only devices/internet only plans. Heck, there's very little reason for any cellular mobile user to have more than 2 GB of data. If you're using more than that, then maybe having your own internet connection would be the better option.
samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

You're off the deep end here and don't seem to understand that a "mobile data provider" *is* an ISP. Decent tablets can be had for $200 and Koodo sells phones that cost up to $700. Koodo wants to sell phone service. Today phone service means mobile data service. People want to use mobile data on more devices, not fewer, and they want to use the same provider for all of them. It really is as simple as that. It's not a complicated or subtle point. Once we start using VoLTE in Canada there is literally no difference between voice service and data service, it will all just be data transmitted via LTE. If you think that there is a big difference between cell operators and ISPs you are mistaken. They are converging, quickly.
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samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

There is absolutely no way you can get a 3g enabled tablet for $200. A 3g tablet costs a couple hundred dollars more than a wifi enabled one of the exact same tablet. It's absolutely worth the extra second to set up a wifi hot spot for a wifi tablet then to pay an extra $200 for a 3g tablet. You can set up a single click widget to activate your hot spot then it's just 1 tap right on your home screen to get connected
samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

Good point, no 3G tablet is $200 yet. The 3G Nexus 7 costs $50 more than the wifi model at $300 though. And again, for me personally, it's not worth draining my phone's battery life. That's a compromise I just don't want to make.
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samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

Wow didn't know the price of the Nexus 7 3g model. Wasn't even thinking of a 7" tab. If you want a tablet and a phone to both run on 3g just get the Galaxy Note 2 I've had many Android devices including a 10" tablet & I actually got rid of my tablet when I got the Galaxy Note 2 because I can do everything both a phone & tablet can do & more. It's the perfect size for gaming & watching videos while on the go. You get the advantages of both a phone & tablet but only have to carry 1 device ever. Like I said I've had many Android devices & the Note 2 is the first devices I've never had any complaints about what so ever. Best device choice ever
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samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

I'm inclined to fully agree with samsonjs on this one. After reading MarcusF's points of view, I've come to the realization that he just doesn't get it. Gotta love people who get all righteous about a topic and have no idea what they are talking about.
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samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

Welcome to the internet, folks!
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samsonjs wrote:

Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices t...

There is no difference between "phone" or "data" SIM cards. Koodo would only need to offer data-only plans. For example, if you get a "tablet SIM" from a provider, they still assign a mobile number to the SIM. When you use this SIM in a tablet, you cannot make calls because the tablet doesn't support the feature. However, if you pop the same SIM into a phone, you can make calls and send texts (at insane prices). I used this setup for a while with Virgin and iPhone 4 using Fongo to talk/text over 3G.
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Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-only plans. Not because of support (they allow unlocked phones already), but because it would just render voice irrelevant. Last year, they brought us unlimited nationwide voice plans. When you add data to such a plan, you end up with an offering that looks like the $56 promo plan from last month. Pretty good, but if they offered a data-only plan, let's say 2GB, no one would accept to pay $56 for it... it would have to be lower, right? There is simply no good reason, money-wise, for Koodo to let data-only users get their voice from a 3rd party, in the form of VoIP apps on their mobile devices. Let's say someone gets a 2GB data plans, and usually uses about 1GB. That still leaves 1GB to use with, let's say, Skype or VoIP,ms to make cheap voice calls without subscribing to a voice-enabled plan. Simple as that. Koodo doesn't hate you or anything in not offering data-only plans. They're betting that those who want data-only plans will eventually cave-in and get a full plan, using it on whichever device they want. The Big3 that offer such plans are already expensive enough that it doesn't matter/make a difference.
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Some random Mobile Master wrote:

Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-...

Why would anyone cave in when these are available: Telus - $35 for 5GB http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/ipad_plans/plan_ipad.shtml Bell - $35 for 5GB http://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Cell_phone_plans/Tablet_PC_data_plans/Flex_plans.tab Rogers - $37 for 5GB (their motto should be "Giving you the same or less for more, another Rogers first!") https://www.orderrogers.ca/rocket/data-plans/#/flex-tablet Fido - $35 for 5GB (iPad plan, which they may refuse to activate without an iPad) http://www.fido.ca/web/content/monthly/ipad_plans Virgin - $35 for 5GB http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/plans/tablet-plans.html?itcid=NAV:10 Wind - $35 for 10GB, throttles after 10 (doesn't specify tablets, but as long as they give you a SIM, you're good to go) http://www2.windmobile.ca/en/Pages/data-plans.aspx?__utma=1.9622585.1358431465.1358431465.1358798934.2&__utmb=1.2.10.1358798934&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1358431465.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=232657951 Koodo is the ONLY major provider not offering data-only plans.
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Some random Mobile Master wrote:

Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-...

Actually Virigin's is the same. You're looking at one that includes US Roaming at no additional charge WHICH i do believe is something no one else offers. Click More Info on the $5 flex data plan and you'll see 5GB $35.
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Some random Mobile Master wrote:

Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-...

In order for it to remain sane, those who want a Koodo cellphone plan would have to sign up with either Telus/Bell for their tablet needs, making it 2 bills every month for mobile services (I would not care about 2 bills, but some people are really itchy about details like this). Koodo has great voice offerings, and they just don't want to canibalize them with data plans (they damn well know people will use the data to make VoIP calls). What I mean is, if you're willing to use 2 providers, by all means do so, but many people will just say "to hell with this" and will continue to use wifi tethering.
Some random Mobile Master wrote:

Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-...

You make a good point about phone service being marginalized. I can see that influencing the decision to offer data only service. I'm one of those itchy people. I just want to deal with one company for it all. Plus I have a 6 GB plan with Rogers and for only $10 I share it with my tablet and never have to think about it, both devices just have a network connection at all times, period. I don't have to worry about usage or billing of some flex plan either, I just use them both as I please and this is my ideal setup. Rogers charges me $60 for 200 mins, texts, evenings & weekends from 7, my10, and 6 gigs of data. Add $8 for call display (ugh) and then long distance I may incur. I would like to get Koodo's Canada wide plan when they have a 6 GB promo, which includes call display. If I could move my tablet for $10 / month I could save $8 / month on call display and get more for my money. I just want it all 🙂 Oh well, what can ya do!
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Some random Mobile Master wrote:

Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-...

Yeah, I hear ya. I agree it would be nice of Koodo to offer data-only plans. I'm not against it at all, I just don't see it happening for the reasons I mentioned. Cheers!
This is becoming more and more important with sim slots built into non-traditional items. For instance, the dodge dart upgraded radio has the ability for an always on Internet connection and an app for the iPhone to monitor security of the car, and do remote start. If I had that in my car, I'd be looking for another provider to move all my services to vs having Koodo for my iPhone and Rogers/bell for my car.

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