can I change my monthly plan to unlimited text only?

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I would like to change my monthly plan to a monthly unlimited text only. Is there such a thing and what is the cost? Should I just call them? I am on $35 unlimited talk and text but find I don't use my phone much so why pay for what you don't use, right?
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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Koodo prepaid might be better for you. It can be as low as 15$ All inclusive per month for just texting.

Postpaid I think you're looking at 25$ per month plus taxes
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Imho, I would keep that plan. The future could bring different things and you could need calling again at that point. That's a cheap plan for unlimited talk and text.
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I think prepaid might be better for you too.

If you want to switch to prepaid: 
You can go to a Koodo store and get a prepaid SIM and activate it. Prepaid SIM cost you $20 but it gives you $20 credit.
Then you can port/transfer your number if you want.  If you did this, then your monthly account will be canceled and Koodo will send you a final bill.
If you didn't port your number, then you have to call in to cancel your monthly account.
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Hi Louise, As Chad said there is a prepaid plan and the basic is $15. a month. Like you I found that I used very few minutes and almost no data as you will see below. I went to a Koodo kiosk at the Brantford Mall and switched from monthly to prepaid. The young lady switched everything for me and explained everything to me and agreed it was the way for me to go. It cost me $60. initially for the first month, 500 minutes (Canada wide), 500 MB of data and unlimited texting (which is anywhere in the world). There was a $20. fee for the sim card which was waived. Because I agreed to have auto top up they gave me an additional 100 minutes of talk. The best thing for me is that the unused talk and data roll over every month. Since May 2015, I have used 73 minutes of talk so I have 527 minutes left and I have used less that 10 MB of data so I have about 490 MB of data left. $15 plus tax ($16.95) is charged to my visa every 30 days. For that your account is credited with a $1.50 a month. I have $27. accumulated which I can use to buy talk or data boosters when I need them. Chadwick also made a good point, so the math is up to you after looking at your self serve account for your usages. The con to a prepaid account is that you cannot buy roaming add-ons to the US for instance. If your phone is locked to Koodo I'm not sure, I bought mine unlocked, so you may have to get it unlocked to do the switch. But as Chad can explain, you can buy prepaid wherever you travel outside of Canada, so your phone will work.

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@Fred C  Your wish has come true. It looks like Koodo will be bringing a US travel add-on to pre-paid in the near future.
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@dfbutt, thanks for the info, guess it will depend on the cost when it comes.
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Sorry Mayumi, it took me a long time to type mine, (bible method of typing)didn't mean to walk over your post.
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No problem
You have more detailed information. :)