Data overage fee on the US roaming plan seem excessive on Koodo.

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I bought the $75 add on for a three week US trip and the unlimited calls and text were great. But 750MB of data wasn't nearly enough as there was no wifi close to our location. I ended up using 2GB extra = $200 because the overage fee is $5 per 50MB

Why aren't there bigger add on data packages for those of us who need lots of data access while travelling?

At those overage prices its actually considerably cheaper to go buy a US phone and just pay as you go for data down there, which was exactly what I was trying to avoid by taking my Koodo phone.
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See, when people go away for 3 weeks they typically unlock their phones and get a prepaid plan for the country where they are visiting

And honestly, I don't get how people use up so much data, I barely pass 1gb of the 2 I have in my plan, and when I look at my usage half of it is youtube and streaming videos/music. Your roaming, you should not be using your typical every day data consumption and use wi-fi networks that are available to you. 
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Actually I don't know if it's possible but you could've bought another 75$ add on?
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You're right, they could have
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What is needed is a plan with more than ten gs of data were I have to pay 400 $ more a Month on top of what my bill is for the month witch is 114$ this comes to 514 come on they have to come out with a better deal
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You should really be unlocking your phone and get a prepaid american sim card if you want to use "more than ten gs of data".
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Roaming is the one item carriers don't have direct control over. They are re-selling someone else's service, and it's a direct out-of-pocket expense to maybe several suppliers for them as opposed to adding extra free airtime on their own network.

Canadian roaming packages to the US are typically quite expensive. If you are going to be gone for more than one month, then it's cheaper to unlock and get a US SIM or even a US phone.

For $100 US, you can save the price of an unlock, get a decent 4" android LG41 Tracfone with 1200 minutes, 1.2 gig of 3G data and 1200 texts that never expire as long as you use the phone once in a six-month period. Less attractive phones can be had for even less. You can top up your plan just like Koodo prepaid, with voice/text/data or just text or just data. If you visit the US several times a year or for an extended period, this option can be quite economical. very popular with the snowbird population.

But don't expect much in the way of customer service or even roaming in the US, let alone Canada.

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