Data add-ons

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Data add-ons with Koodo...

Currently, Koodo offers add-ons for long distance and overseas calling, yet Virgin Mobile offers data add-ons (which can be added without requiring a base plan change).

Virgin Mobile offers:

  1. 200 MB add-on for $7 (not so attractive, but anyone can add this anytime)
  2. 1 GB add-on for $20 (cannot be combined with loyalty data add-ons, but anyone can add this)
  3. 1 GB add-on for $2 (loyalty add-on, I think requires at least 1 GB in base plan, but can't confirm)
  4. 2 GB add-on for $5 (loyalty add-on, requires base plan of at least 2 GB, cannot be combined with the 1 GB for $2)

It's possible that they offer other add-ons, and these can change anytime (and customers who have them can keep them as long as their base plan meets the requirements, if any).

I'm using QC plans as an example since that's what I have access to.

This means the $35 QC base plan with unlimited talk/SMS/1GB data offered by Koodo would translate to +$2 on Virgin = $37 and you have unlimited talk/text/2GB data total. Bump that up on a silver/gold/platinum (like a tab small/medium/large).

Would be cool if Koodo Mobile were to offer something like this. It'd be a great way of keeping existing customers happy.

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Posted 1 year ago

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Shock free data plans have a 100mb and 1gb add-on option once you reach your data limit.
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@David: love the joke!

Jokes aside though, Koodo still earns a mark-up even on region-specific plans (for MB/SK/QC), and they still don't have 100% market share.

Koodo can offer far more competitive deals (port-in exclusive plans, loyalty data add-ons, etc.).

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Without reviewing Koodo's financial records, I would be unable to determine Koodo's profit in MB, SK and QC. Can you share your insight?
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I love this Story, too.  No wonder they call him @David (Champion). He is a tough cookie.

The whole morale of this Story is that without increasing market share you can still make decent profit.

@David (Champion)
I am not promoting here Virgin, Fido or even Public Mobile what I am saying here is that there is still choice there for those who always looking for great savings and not necessary big name brands and maybe good ratings.
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@Jan Hope said: "The whole morale of this Story is that without increasing market share you can still make decent profit."

No, the moral of the story is that even if you corner the market, you have to have sufficient markup on your product to make a profit.  Our Polish friends are actually in a deficit position, as they have not yet paid for the license,  insurance & gas for the truck, nor the cost to paint their (advertising) sign.

See how difficult it is to actually run a business?
  
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@David
To the certain degree I agree with you. But I wanted to make it as simple as possible. You can check my previous posts. I never insisted that Telus/Koodo/PM should have the same pricing. Everybody has different needs and wallets. 

We can debate it from a business or economical point of view but not here on this forum. Maybe somewhere at the restaurant with a coffee or in the park or any place convenient for debates. After all we are all users here that help other users to solve their problems not to teach them economy.
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@titaniumtux

Different data add-ons would be a good idea from competitive point of view but even extending usage or allowing roll-over of this 1gb add-on option, once you have reached your data limit, to another billing cycle would be first good step in the right direction.
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@Dennis
Actually we are all on Prepaid Plans ( that what is "prorated" means) but with credit or without (that what is "postpaid" means)
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@Jan Hope it's still post-paid, because you get to use the service before you settle the invoice. Carrier has a collections department, you can incur overage charges, etc. that wouldn't be possible on a true pre-paid. They invoice you for the 30 days ahead, but you have most of those 30 days to pay it.

On a side note, how do you guys use the '@' and link users on this forum? I seem to be doing something wrong...

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Assuming that you didn't incur any extra charges for your billing cycle even if you didn't pay it in the next 30 days in practice you have paid it already in the last billing cycle. You don't owe them anything. In fact they will owe you money if you switch in the middle of billing cycle.

In regards to using linked user name.

It is very simple. Just highlight my linked or any other User Name (it has to be blue colored) and paste it into your post in front of  "@"
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@Jan Hope
I see what you did, very clever!

Granted, many subscribers pay a set amount from one bill to the next, and this is the same idea as pre-paid. But you already know the difference, so no need to debate it.

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I meant post paid and prepaid within the context of the wireless industry

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