Expand your cell service to US!

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Posted 5 years ago

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Do yo mean Canada and US would be one local calling area ?
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Jenn Smeeton

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Bring company to US (have cell coverage in US and phones, etc.)
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I perfectly Understood the question, I'm just explaining to him that for the moment due to the fact that we cannot tell him if Koodo is intending to expand internationally (Koodo is a canadian company), so no poster can convince Koodo to take the risc of competing with those sharks companies in USA unless I'm wrong or if you have some background on this that I am not aware of, please share it on this Forum.
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Wow... sorry Mat! You say you understood the question perfectly? What question? There wasn't even a question, it was an idea/suggestion from Jenn.

You specifically said at the end of your reply to Jenn

"unlock it before you travel and buy USA SIM. and enjoy your trip"

which is clearly what we need to tell someone inquiring about travelling to the US with a Koodo phone. However, Jenn's post did not sound like someone simply travelling, but rather like someone living there and wishing Koodo would sell their services over there, hence the point of my reply.

Sorry to have offended you Mat, and I will not intervene in your posts/replies again.
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No man!... I'm a cool person, I always welcome any constructive and objective critics with an open heart, we're all here to answer posters questions, we're like solid team, more than simple posters, I hope Koodo can do something to expand to USA or even Mexico, those snow birds will be delighted! lol...
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One more thing Mat, I'm thinking Jennifer is a her not a him lol
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Ack KA, I was missing that 'ifer" thx
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Which network does Koodoo use in us
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Whichever one is available. At&t, T-Mobile, I'm pretty sure Verizon. The guaratee of service is not there when you are in the USA using the Koodo service.
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Generally AT&T and T-Mobile
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I think Verizon is just for CDMA devices.
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You'll roam on t mobile, att, us celluar, and a hand full of micro carriers. Forget Verizon. Won't happen.
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My BB 9300 picks up AT&T when I'm in Washington or Oregon. Yes, it would be great if there were some sort of seamless transition to US coverage. $1.50 a minute roaming is a PITA, as are the various limited time options that Koodo offers that never seem to coincide with the duration of my trip. I've also tried a Roam mobility sim but get weary of taking my phone apart every time I cross the border. Plus my Canadian minutes go to waste when I'm in the US.

I don't feel like getting an AT&T sim and having another account to keep track of. I don't know what the solution is but it would sure be nice to have a phone that works on either side of the border without complication. Maybe a reciprocal deal with AT&T for their US customers travelling in Canada? To the best of my knowledge the technology is not the problem; I bet if somebody offered it the other companies would soon follow. So yeah, a good NA wide monthly plan would be a major advance and would probably be very popular with many customers.
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I've asked for this but it doesn't seem to be in their immediate plans. So my solution for now is I unlock all my phones and I use T-Mobile in the states. It's only 3$ per day for unlimited calls and unlimited data (first 200 mb at up to 4g). The only drawback is when the phone roams off of T-Mobile, you loose data services. I'm normally east of the Mississippi so that hasn't been a problem.

To make calls into Canada I use Google voice. it's free but it does need data to assign alternate numbers to your Canadian numbers.

For instance my wife is in the 819 area code

Google voice reassign her number to a usa area code which I can then save. When I want to call her I just call the local usa number.

I would gladly pay 50$ a month extra to koodo to just allow me to use my plan in the states but alas it's not yet happened. Sadly the options for roaming offered leave much to be desired. But who knows, koodo listens to their customers so you may see something appear in the future.

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Koodo is a Canadian cell phone company so I'm unsure if they will ever expand to the US. They do have roaming in the US but it is very expensive. Thanks for being interested in Koodo but I think it's best if you sign up with an American cell phone company instead.
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I hope Koodo never expands into the US. That's additional laws that Koodo has to follow and I doubt they want to deal with that.
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Even if Telus ever chose to expand past our borders, I highly doubt that they'd use their discount brand.

Honestly, I don't see any of our carriers doing business abroad. They're well protected here.
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Also, I hope Koodo doesn't expand into the US. I would never want Koodo agents to have to deal with American customers.
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Are you still working in customer service through a call centre?
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Americans are coming to us with Verizon intending to take over Canadian Wind Mobile!
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Yes, for Comcast & I have dealt with American customers on a personal level(Going out to install the modems).
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No offense but comcast has terrible customer service. My folks in Florida have been stood up on more than one occasion for installations, not to mention their home phone which has a mind of its own. Not all Americans are rude and arrogant, but comcast doesn't exactly have a shiny customer service reputation. My folks aren't alone as their whole community has a contract with them and it's been nothing but problems.
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They got to lurn from Koodo Customer service that won good customer award for 3 consecutive years

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