Bigger Data Plans

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Koodo should really start adding larger data plans. The largest they have now is 3.5 gb with terrible overage fees for only
250mb.

Rogers as an example has up to a 15gb plan.

Long story short, I think if would be great if Koodo added larger data plans and better overage fees.
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tom

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Posted 4 years ago

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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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The 15GB is meant for sharing between multiple subscriber phones, tablets, etc... and if you seriously need 15GB of internet on your phone, you should look into home internet (if you're eligible) instead - even 6GB is pushing it. I don't come close to that and I use it a fair bit.
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Agreed, I typically don't even hit my 2GB/month on my phone. Heaviest use I get out of my phone is over Wifi at home anyhow.

If you're needing more than 2-4GB with your phone, you really need to rethink what you are doing with your phone
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Unfortunately for people like me, I can't get WiFi at my house (dial up.... Yay.....). This means that I rely on my phone for all internet connectivity, making 6gb per month enough for me, but I could easily use more. I wouldn't mind bigger data plans such as the 6gb promo making a return soon (even though I'm already on it).
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It's not that hard to hit 2gb actually RedMage and to truly enjoy the idea of a smartphone the more data the better. Watch a couple of shows your streaming over your lunch break and check your Facebook and email and G+ ect and you could easily eat up half a GB or more in a single day while even working most of the day. That's the problem with cell service providers is they sell us these devices with the capabilities to do so much but they cripple the very devices they sell by not letting us enjoy them like they were meant to be used unless were getting paid like we're the CEO of a cell service provider or something.
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I just did the math. The current 2GB plan is now at $74 with an overage rate of $5 for every 250MB. Not not 1 consumer can use more then 4.5GB per month on this month because the data will be blocked at $50 in overage. So you'll be paying $124 a month before taxes for even the biggest data plan. Point being, they are really taking advantage of the CRTC now by charging HUGE rates for data and overage.
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Reason I am looking for a bigger data plan is simply due to the fact I cannot get home internet due to my location.

Currently I am on the 4gb plan with an additional $10 a gig, and I can easily use that up by watching a few videos each day.

I am not saying koodo exactly needs the huge 15 gb plan, however the max currently being 3.5 gb is honestly quite small compared to some providers. It's not like koodo even needs to offer great deals with larger data plans, just add a few more data plan levels (5-6-8gb exc....)

Anyways my two cents.
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If you can't get home internet but have cell reception, I would suggest getting a rocket stick or data-only SIM instead of trying to bundle it with voice or use a VoIP service.
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Here's an idea ...how about 100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | Unlimited data ,First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds for $30 like T-Mobile in US

I know , I know , forget about it lol
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If the OP can get his/her hands on a corp plan with another provider, I'd say, give it a shot. I'm no longer with Koodo as my 2 gig limit wasn't enough for me. I now pay less and get unlimited everything on Rogers. I would have stayed with Koodo if they only gave us more data. I really liked Koodo service and the help from this community.
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The problem with the plans is that they are made for the "Average" user. As RedmageX said earlier, most people don't need more than 2-3 GB since they have wifi at work and at home, and aren't constantly streaming everything. The problem most people on the forums have, is the more prominent people on the forums traditionally are further away from being an average user. We start doing more with our phones, if your in sales sometimes your using your phone to demo stuff, and our usage goes up past what is normally considered average.

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