Data Sharing so we can use ipad on the same phone plan account.

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ENABLE DATA SHARING at no additional cost.
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You can share your internet Data plan on any supported device through enabling Hotspot if your phone has Hotspot feature and enabling WI-FI on used device or use USB Data cable
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I forgot to add that you cannot use your koodo SIM card on the new IPADS that have SIM sock - koodo not yet supporting IPADS with SIM slots
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Yeah I totally agree with you regarding using hotspot, and that is what I have been using for a long time now, but that will drain my iphone's battery so fast. I wish koodo will come up with data sharing with compatible sim card for the ipad.
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Cross your fingers to let it happen, I want to see that day coming soon, you never know, everyday we get surprised by Koodo, I hope it will come pretty soon
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Sorry for the mistake .. pls read Moonsky
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Hotspot isn't the same thing at all. Not only do you have to jump into settings on both devices to start using data on a tablet, you also have to have both devices on you at the same time. And when I want data on my tablet the most I'm usually travelling and using more battery than normal already. The last thing I want is to turn my phone into a hotspot, draining its battery even further.

Does anyone know if Koodo does actually offer a real, shared data plan that I could add multiple devices to? I don't even care if it costs extra. I'll gladly pay $5/mo for it.
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Good point, no 3G tablet is $200 yet. The 3G Nexus 7 costs $50 more than the wifi model at $300 though. And again, for me personally, it's not worth draining my phone's battery life. That's a compromise I just don't want to make.
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Wow didn't know the price of the Nexus 7 3g model. Wasn't even thinking of a 7" tab. If you want a tablet and a phone to both run on 3g just get the Galaxy Note 2 I've had many Android devices including a 10" tablet & I actually got rid of my tablet when I got the Galaxy Note 2 because I can do everything both a phone & tablet can do & more. It's the perfect size for gaming & watching videos while on the go. You get the advantages of both a phone & tablet but only have to carry 1 device ever. Like I said I've had many Android devices & the Note 2 is the first devices I've never had any complaints about what so ever. Best device choice ever
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I'm inclined to fully agree with samsonjs on this one.

After reading MarcusF's points of view, I've come to the realization that he just doesn't get it. Gotta love people who get all righteous about a topic and have no idea what they are talking about.
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Welcome to the internet, folks!
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There is no difference between "phone" or "data" SIM cards. Koodo would only need to offer data-only plans.

For example, if you get a "tablet SIM" from a provider, they still assign a mobile number to the SIM. When you use this SIM in a tablet, you cannot make calls because the tablet doesn't support the feature. However, if you pop the same SIM into a phone, you can make calls and send texts (at insane prices). I used this setup for a while with Virgin and iPhone 4 using Fongo to talk/text over 3G.
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Not taking sides here, but there is a much simpler reason why Koodo isn't/won't be offering data-only plans. Not because of support (they allow unlocked phones already), but because it would just render voice irrelevant.

Last year, they brought us unlimited nationwide voice plans. When you add data to such a plan, you end up with an offering that looks like the $56 promo plan from last month. Pretty good, but if they offered a data-only plan, let's say 2GB, no one would accept to pay $56 for it... it would have to be lower, right?

There is simply no good reason, money-wise, for Koodo to let data-only users get their voice from a 3rd party, in the form of VoIP apps on their mobile devices. Let's say someone gets a 2GB data plans, and usually uses about 1GB. That still leaves 1GB to use with, let's say, Skype or VoIP,ms to make cheap voice calls without subscribing to a voice-enabled plan. Simple as that.

Koodo doesn't hate you or anything in not offering data-only plans. They're betting that those who want data-only plans will eventually cave-in and get a full plan, using it on whichever device they want. The Big3 that offer such plans are already expensive enough that it doesn't matter/make a difference.
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Why would anyone cave in when these are available:

Telus - $35 for 5GB
http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/ip...

Bell - $35 for 5GB
http://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Cell_phon...

Rogers - $37 for 5GB (their motto should be "Giving you the same or less for more, another Rogers first!")
https://www.orderrogers.ca/rocket/dat...

Fido - $35 for 5GB (iPad plan, which they may refuse to activate without an iPad)
http://www.fido.ca/web/content/monthl...

Virgin - $35 for 5GB
http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/plans/t...

Wind - $35 for 10GB, throttles after 10 (doesn't specify tablets, but as long as they give you a SIM, you're good to go)
http://www2.windmobile.ca/en/Pages/da...

Koodo is the ONLY major provider not offering data-only plans.
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Actually Virigin's is the same. You're looking at one that includes US Roaming at no additional charge WHICH i do believe is something no one else offers.

Click More Info on the $5 flex data plan and you'll see 5GB $35.
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In order for it to remain sane, those who want a Koodo cellphone plan would have to sign up with either Telus/Bell for their tablet needs, making it 2 bills every month for mobile services (I would not care about 2 bills, but some people are really itchy about details like this). Koodo has great voice offerings, and they just don't want to canibalize them with data plans (they damn well know people will use the data to make VoIP calls).

What I mean is, if you're willing to use 2 providers, by all means do so, but many people will just say "to hell with this" and will continue to use wifi tethering.
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You make a good point about phone service being marginalized. I can see that influencing the decision to offer data only service.

I'm one of those itchy people. I just want to deal with one company for it all. Plus I have a 6 GB plan with Rogers and for only $10 I share it with my tablet and never have to think about it, both devices just have a network connection at all times, period. I don't have to worry about usage or billing of some flex plan either, I just use them both as I please and this is my ideal setup.

Rogers charges me $60 for 200 mins, texts, evenings & weekends from 7, my10, and 6 gigs of data. Add $8 for call display (ugh) and then long distance I may incur. I would like to get Koodo's Canada wide plan when they have a 6 GB promo, which includes call display. If I could move my tablet for $10 / month I could save $8 / month on call display and get more for my money. I just want it all :) Oh well, what can ya do!
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Yeah, I hear ya. I agree it would be nice of Koodo to offer data-only plans. I'm not against it at all, I just don't see it happening for the reasons I mentioned.

Cheers!
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This is becoming more and more important with sim slots built into non-traditional items. For instance, the dodge dart upgraded radio has the ability for an always on Internet connection and an app for the iPhone to monitor security of the car, and do remote start. If I had that in my car, I'd be looking for another provider to move all my services to vs having Koodo for my iPhone and Rogers/bell for my car.
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As shown on this post - Koodo is putting it under consideration - that means Koodo is taking care of it in future
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There was a placeholder for this put in self serve at LEAST a year ago, probably more. So yes, under consideration... But it's gone nowhere so far. The big nes is that data sims are required for sub 20k cars means Koodo needs to get on the bus.
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Is there a list available of ideas that were "under consideration" and that were actually implemented afterwards? I'm curious to see the ratio, and to see which ideas were implemented, if any.
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Data sim card, please, Koodo? Please??
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I hope not.
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I'm curious ... why do you say that? There's a lot of people with both a tablet and a smartphone. It would be so much easier to get all the mobile data from a single provider (and it would also make it harder for the data-only provider to tempt Koodo's phone customers away by offering them a sweetheart bundled tablet+phone plan as an incentive to switch)
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Koodo Mobile is a "discount brand cell phone company". Their focus is cell phones. Not tablets, or data sticks or anything of the sort. I see no reason for Koodo to shift it's focus from cell phones.
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We can agree to disagree :-)

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