2 GB Data Booster

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In my opinion, Koodo really has a peerless prepaid offering. Yesterday, I considered making the switch to prepaid but decided against it until I clear my tab.

I could make the existing 1 GB booster work for me, but I'd really like the option of a 2 GB booster at $40. Even with this larger booster, postpaid would be a better value for heavy users, but I think it would still be a welcome addition for prepaid users.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Agreed! Excellent idea which might attract some have heavier users as well as give us even better value!
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I like postpaid. I get unlimited Canada wide, unlimited sms/mms in Canada/US, voice mail, call waiting, call forwarding and more for 60 bucks. With another carrier it was 110. I know the only extra charge I may have is if I call US. In the meantime I could get UL US add on for 10 more but in any given month I make 1 call which always cost less than 3 bucks. So I think a postpaid plan with koodoo is a good way to go.
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Postpaid IS a good way to go DJ, we never said otherwise. Fact is, though, everyone's needs (and sometimes, wants) are different. For some, unlimited calling isn't needed. Others don't need much data. And then for some other folks, it's both!

I'll use my own typical day as an example. I have WiFi at home AND at work. My typical day consists of a 10-minute drive to work in the morning and another 10 back home at night. I'm covered by wifi about 95% of the time. I have a VoIP phone at home and a regular POTS one at work. The only thing my cellphone only ever really needs to do is send and receive texts. You certainly have a great deal for $60, but you can see how someone like me wouldn't find it as appealing as you do since my minutes and data would likely go unused. That's why I use prepaid. In the end though, the only important thing is that we're both happy campers with the services we pay for!
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Exactly :) DJ I fully appreciate that postpaid is better for you, after all that is why Koodo offers so many different plans :)
But for me, I use about 1GB per YEAR. I call about 500 minutes per YEAR too, and of those about 400 are LD.
That is why I chose prepaid on Koodo. Koodo, because of LD and local are treated the same. Prepaid, because for my usage pattern it is by far the cheapest.
So I agree, postpaid on Koodo is a good (even great) way to go but for some prepaid is all that's needed :D

PS with prepaid, US calls are $0.10/minute so you can make quite a long call time to get close to those 3 bucks - not many men manage to yack that long on the phone :)
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"not many men manage to yack that long on the phone" <-- truer words have rarely been spoken before!
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I don't know... My average of 861 minutes/month last year suggests otherwise. Perhaps I'm an outlier, as that's about 8x the amount of yakking that my wife does over the phone, hehe.

DJ, postpaid will always be a better choice than prepaid for heavy users. The proposed booster size/price will not make any more financial sense than the $62 plan for heavy users. For example. $15 for the base + $25 for 500 minutes + $40 for 2 GB = $80, and you still don't have unlimited minutes and the $62 plan gives you 512 MB more.
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You have my full support in favor of this :oD
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I wonder just how small the prepaid customer base is compared to postpaid...
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Probably a lot since their postpaid has been around since launch in 2008 and their prepaid is around a year or so. Plus the issue with prepaid is it doesn't have as good exposure or support in other stores.
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There's also the stigma of people who would never touch prepaid because they don't know any better and believe it's for poor folks, sadly.

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