Does the $10/GB charge for going over the data limit apply to data usage under 1 GB?

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Simply put, my plan states that I will get charged $10 for every 1GB that I go over for my data plan. Does this mean I can use 999MB for no extra charge? Or will Koodo take a % of the $10 corresponding to how much % of the 1GB I used? 
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It means 10 dollars will b charged for 1KB to 1gb and another ten if you go 1gb plus 1KB.
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Thank you for the amazingly fast reply!
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The outfit will take your $10 just to keep you in the game. There is no pro-ration on this. I can understand why Koodo wouldn't want to tie up the customer service lines with people arguing over a $3.27 bill for overage that the client claims is $2.24 according to their phone.

I suppose that at a stretch the next 999 is "free" for both Koodo and the customer if it makes people feel better.
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I was curious because on my Android phone, I can set a limit to when the phone will automatically stop using data. My phone even warns me that the phone and the network may have different ways of measuring. For example, my limit is currently set to 5GB = 5120MB. Can I be certain this is exactly what Koodo will use? Since if my phone is off by even 1KB as the other answerer said, I'll get charged $10 so I want to make sure I set an appropriate limit.
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Back off the phone's internal limit. Koodo's accounting values always incorporate some delay. If you are in an area where you are connected to a Rogers tower because that's the strongest (no additional charge on your bill), your Koodo usage will not be updated instantly, only when Rogers and Koodo square accounts. But your handset will know right away since it doesn't care who feeds it.
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Oh okay. So what do you recommend would be a good internal limit? 4GB seems a little too low, and 4.99 GB might cause the same conflicts as you described with the towers. 
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Start at 15% below the threshold where it will hurt and work you way up from there.
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Alright so I'll set it to 4.3GB. Thanks for the advice. 

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