Any plan to get back in the game with acceptable data plans, or are you satisfied with not getting new customers?

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Any plan to get back in the game with acceptable data plans, or are you satisfied with the customers you have now and don't plan to get any new ones?
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I like your wording but if you look at the other "value " carriers you'll see they are in line nicely with koodo. This is what's available in full coverage value these days. Like it or not.
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We (customers) all hope so, Denis but Koodo is not telling... so consider your question a rhetorical one :) We all get your point for sure!
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I got unlimited everything with 3gig for 55, which was good, but now my mother-in-law who needs a new data plan doesn't see any good options from koodo...
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Does she any better options anywhere else? I doubt if you compare apples to apples. It's like saying that on Boxing Day I got a TV for half price but now I don't see those deals. I see where you coming from but just like everywhere else sales come and go. Maybe they will have one but just like Sophia mentioned we won't know ahead if time.
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We still get customers bringing in their own phone and the $29 is still pulling in the cheap customers who don't want data but yes, anything beyond the $44 is getting really difficult to sell.
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Even the quarterly financial reports support your statement Jonathan. Rogers/Fido actually lost more customer than they gained in the first 3 months of this year. Telus/Koodo haven't reported yet but if you look back the past few quarters they seem to be doing the best. We will find out next week if that continued into this year.
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The carriers need to realize it's better to make 5 dimes then 2 quarters which is the best way to run any business, once you learn that you'll be a complete success over your competition.
Unfortunately the carriers think they're smart and if they all work together and go after those 2 quarters they will eliminate the 5 dimes method but they don't realize how many people will just eliminate their service completely as a cell phone isn't a must have for a large majority of people. They're greed is taking money out of their own pockets and they need to realize that.
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I get where you are coming from Paul, but data suggest that Canadian cellphone penetration is growing not shrinking year over year over year. The growth is slowing but still a growth. I do hold telus stock and as a shareholder I couldn't be happier at this moment. Would I'd like to see lower prices? For sure. For everything I have to pay for today. Is that going to provide grey return on my investments. Absolutely not. So, it's a bit of a balance depending on the view you hold.:-)
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Chris' data is right, penetration is on the rise in the country and I'm not talking about the birthrate. In fact, people are cutting costs elsewhere (yes, even food and shelter) in order to pay for their increasing bills.

There was a report in QC stating that the younger crowd saw no problem waiting longer to get a car if it allowed them to carry the latest flagships and geebees upon geebees of data. I'm not talking cutting back on the morning Timmies here, I'm talking the actual car!! The only thing saving face was that people would still choose beer first ;) You gotta have your priorities straight, lol!

Because of that, I see no reason to worry for our 3 largest national carriers on the horizon :(

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