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is it possible to add an additional 1gb of data on my monthly plan without having to change the plan completely? if so, how much would it cost?
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Vanessa

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Do you have SFD plan? If so, they will  pause your data once you used up your data limit.  
And give you some options to buy more data ; $20 for 1 GB, or $10 for 100MB or 300MB(depends on your plan), or stay turned off. 
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If it was a link to SS to choose 300mb for $10 or 1gb for $20, then its Top up. It should expire at the end of your billing cycle.
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Ok. I just logged into my SS. ( I bought 300mb "Top up " yesterday)
And I know what you mean. Even its a "Top up" data, its listed under the add-on. I tried remove it, but I couldn't do it. Dont worry, It will expire at the end of the billing cycle.
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Ugh you're amazing!  Thank you!  That's exactly what it was.  I've been worried that I'll keep needing to check to make sure I'm not bill monthly (and forget)

Thanks a mil!
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@Vanessa and @Melipoo

You must be desperate for data on certain occasions because those top-ups are extremely expensive and they last only to the end of the billing cycle. It means if you added 1GB of data let say 4 days before the end you are going to be paying $5 per day for 250MB of data whether you will use it or not.

Have you ever thought about changing you plan to the one with more data?
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Oh yeah, this is/was definitely a one-time thing.  It was a bad combo of forgetting I turned off my wi-fi one day and I also recently went on vacation where there was a lack of available wi-fi.  The 3gb that are included with my plan are definitely enough

I know, they're super pricey eh?  I was thinking that when I did them, but I went over very early in my cycle and I knew I would end up going well over (knowing my typical monthly usage):-(
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$20 for 1 GB is real expensive. I think Virgin Mobile offers 1 GB data add-ons for less than $10 per month. It'd be nice if Koodo were to offer something similar.

As per shock-free data, everyone will have this with all carriers as per CRTC rule. Not sure what the deadline is for that, but it's coming. Once in effect, it should be applicable to grandfathered plans as well.

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Hmmm... I checked Virgin web and I only see their overage rate is  $7/100 MB.  It's more expensive than Koodo.

It will be nice if anyone can get 1 GB data add-ons/overage for less than $10 tho 
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Everyone has high overage rates. Virgin Mobile has the option of adding add-ons to your plan. Keep your base plan, but add extra data add-ons. Koodo's only add-ons are for roaming and international calling, would be nice to have data add-ons for use on Télus network (not roaming).
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@titaniumtux Could you provide a link to the data add-ons virgin mobile provides? I'd like to check it out but can't find anything.
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@Allan: I don't think there's a link as I don't think their add-ons are advertized on their website (only their rate plans). Customer service told me on multiple occasions that they usually are able to do a 1 GB data add-on in the $7-8 price range. They even offered me a 1 GB data add-on for $2 so I took it (with no expiry).

Their game is completely different from Koodo's game. No carrier will bleed out every deal across the board.

Province-specific carriers (including Eastlink and Freedom Mobile) offer generous data allowances in their plans. Bell/Virgin will hammer out serious loyalty offers (and easy access to early upgrades, generous offers on upgrades), Rogers/Fido will hammer out crazy deals on newer LG's and offer bleeding edge network-driven voice features, and Koodo does activation credits and refer a friend offers that can certainly add up to some sweet savings.

I personally think Koodo is best for customers who upgrade often to mid-range & older flagship phones or upgrade very rarely. Certainly catering to millenials as well as those who are old school. Looks like Télus uses Koodo brand strategically to not cannibalize its own brand.

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Hi to All,

I am thinking what Telus using Public Mobile for? It used to be so competitive on certain plans that it started  bleeding many Users from Telus and Koodo. Telus recently put end to that and started to compete with Freedom and Chatr.

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