Buy Data, enjoy all of it.

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If I buy 2 gigs of data a month with my plan, and I only use 1 gig, I believe it would be fair for my unused data to carry over to the next month so that way It's easier to avoid overage charges , and I get ALL of the data I paid for!!
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Haha yes, that would be nice... especially considering the current overage fees *shudder*.

I hope you'll get what you want, but I fear that this is one of the areas where carriers make lots of money............

Did you know that prepaid does offer carryover data? However that is only useful for people who on average use (far) less than a gig... for heavier users with a need for 2GB a plan would definitely be better.
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Your rate plan allows to access to use that much data per month before you are charged overage rates. If you do not use the full 2GB, that's on you. Roll over has been proven to be less profitable.
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Of course roll over is less profitable!!! This idea is about helping the consumer and giving Koodo an edge over other retail telcos.. if koodo had roll over data i would pick them over virgin or fido. And I would still be paying the 2gig.. You have stated in other posts that 2gig is more than enough so what does it matter to you?
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Maybe this is me being crazy, but if I was paying for 2GB a month and only ever used 1GB or less every month, I would drop my plan to a smaller plan and pay less. Then if you ever went over you could use all that money you saved to cover the overage that month.
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I didn't get the impression that Nave was talking about never even using 1GB... I think he meant usually using close to 2GB (but staying below it). Suppose he then has three months where he only uses 1GB, they that data is not compensated... yet the one month where he uses 3GB he has to pay an insane overage.

I think rikkster said it best, compare data with gasoline and you get to use what you bought, no matter how long it takes. If prepaid can do it, it should be possible on postpaid as well :)
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yea sophia you got it!
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I've never gotten overage charges personally, and I have been with Koodo for a while. I am conservative with my data, but I am happier to 'have it, and not need it rather than need it and not have it'. My plan is incredibly well priced, but I like the concept of carryover data, since I think people are entitled to get what they pay for. At a restaurant I keep my leftovers, I hope others do too. Wasted food is depressing, wasted internet gets eaten by Trolls!! Never feed the trolls!!
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Using your analogy, do you pay a monthly price at a restaurant to eat a certain amount? No, you pay the price each time you order from said restaurant. It is not even remotely in the same ball park stadium as roll over usage. Other companies have tried and and have lost profit. It is simply not beneficial, from a company perspective to do this.
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LOL yes I figured you were just warming up... but you know what happens when people start nagging - others start tuning them out. It's best to gather your thoughts and post once, or twice... and you already have your own thread on the matter :)
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its something im passionate about.. my idea kinda got swarmed.. and maybe it was a bit ambitious. but this seems like a great step. I will take it easy.
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In all truth and in your defence, when someone posts an idea I don't really see the need to jump in immediately to say can't be done, not feasible, not profitable, etc... let Koodo decide that (is my opinion). Or if you don't agree, just don't vote for it and leave it be, unless it's something you're passionately against (for example, if somebody suggested not to allow prepaid using carry-over data, I'd certainly speak up against it). Anyway glad you're participating and by all means speak up about your opinions, just don't "spam" :)
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ok point taken.. don't want to be a spamer. if i didn't have a girl friend i'd ask you out! :)
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If I weren't married I'd accept :D Cheers!
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So let's say I fill my car up with gas at the beginning of the month. I live a short distance from work, so I decide to walk or take public transit, only taking the car during periods of inclement weather. Last day of the month, I see that I have half a tank of gas left, do I drive around aimlessly until the tank is empty? Or do I conserve what is left to be used for next month?

The average consumer could care less whether rollover data is beneficial or profitable to the company. The company makes its profit through device subsidies, outright purchases, prepaid and monthly rate plans. Even if the customer never goes beyond their allotted data limit, the company still turns a profit.

If anything, this idea would be an innovative step, a step that would set Koodo apart from all the rest. Innovation was something that Koodo was well known for and prided itself upon, back in the day. It would be refreshing to see that 'drive and determination' make an appearance again.
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Loose money how, via the phone subsidies?
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Ahmad, i think the point is still valid that its not about the companies profit, its about great innovative step! thanks for putting it that way rikkster!
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Koodo cannot "innovate" like this. They are member in the Canadian Wireless Cartel! That is not how a cartel works.You need to fall in line with the other members.
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true! we can only dream Mr Marco!
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No, they're not. Not anymore at least.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report...
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Sadly people won't even see this great idea, because its buried at the bottom of the likes filter. And people vote for weird stuff that helps make koodo more profitable than making koodo more likable and hence more profitable. That one likable step makes everyone win.
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Don't worry, people do see it. And it's not the first time such an idea has been posted:

http://community.koodomobile.com/kood...

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