Free SMS/calls between Koodo users while roaming

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Based on a european concept, it would be nice for people that are on Koodo's network to be able to send free text and make free calls while abroad to other people having a Koodo account. Or at least a limited number of minutes.

Also, this could be aplicable not only whil roaming, but when in Canada too. Think of the low-budget people. You will attract many of those.

Advantages : People would be encouraged to ask their friends to come with Koodo
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Posted 5 years ago

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It's not quite free but you can get their 5 essential add-on for ten bucks. It will give you unlimited calls to 5 numbers anywhere in canada.
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I know there are similair things. Like the free calls between same Koodo account people. But I was suggesting something better :P
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I'm confused reading this part.

"Also, this could be aplicable not only whil roaming, but when in Canada too. Think of the low-budget people. You will attract many of those. "

All (current at least) Koodo plans include unlimited texting, so when in Canada it's already free to text.

Yes it's good to receive free stuff in the other countries but the reality there is the carriers would likely all have to agree to a similar deal (or be forced to by the government) due to the losses they would see in roaming charges.
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I know they have free texts included, what I meant was roaming outside the country.

Also, I don't agree with the last part of your point. Why would all the companies agree on something? Where's the point of having more than one company if they all have to agree on something before they make any move? Is this called competition? Improvement in quality?
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I know you meant outside the country, but when you state "when in Canada too" I assume you are referring to Koodo providing free texts in Canada.

I mean in Europe it's an agreement with all the carriers (or that's how I understood it at least). If AT&T is going to charge Koodo for roaming (not sure the exact fees but I can assume they are less than the user is paying) why should Koodo be unique to eat the costs? Doesn't make good business sense, unless AT&T (and T-Moble in some cases) agree to not charge Koodo customers likely in exchange for their customers not being charged in Canada. When it comes down to it loss profits everywhere.

I see I could have put a word or two in to clarify I mean the carriers in the other countries.

Personally I agree Free is nice. But giving free services for the sake of potentially gaining new clients isn't a wise business decision. In my experience Koodo already has some of the cheapest US roaming packages (not that I've shopped around for this specifically, but based off what I've actually used/been charged).
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Yeah, but I was referring to free minutes too.

Also, I can't say otherwise about the roaming packages for the US. But they have nothing for Europe...

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