GO BACK TO TALK AND TEXT PLANS AT REASONABLE RATES!

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Not everyone needs data on their phone and they sure don't want to be forced to pay for it at the expense of the free evenings and weekends that used to be offered at much lower prices. DISAPPOINTING!!!
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Debbie Sewell

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Have you checked out Koodo 's prepaid selections? You'd be surprised how great the rates are
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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Okay, no need to get all worked up over this.

I have some good news: there are 2 talk and text plans available but aren't advertised: $40 plan with 600 mins and evenings/weekends unlimited at 5pm and a $50 Unlimited talk and text plan with no data. If that doesn't work for you, read on.

You might want to consider going over to prepaid. $15 base plan gives you no calls but you get unlimited international texting. $25 plan gives you that and Unlimited local talk after 7pm. Then you can add a $25 voice booster for 500 Canada-wide minutes. The cool part here is that boosters don't expire as long as your base plan is topped up, which is awesome.

Koodo also recently offered double/double minutes and boosters back in December so who knows, there may be another offer like that in the future.
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Humberto Giambrone

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Why not just go to Chatr; $35 unlimited talk and text in Canada on the Rogers network?
So long as you are usually in the Chatr zone, you're good to go.
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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That works too
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Key words "So long as you're in a Chatr zone".
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Ivan, Mobile Master

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You'd be surprised at just how many people are alright with that. The overall savings are usually worth it for many of us.
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Rocky Balboa

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With the way the new tab is structured you won't see this implimented. You can thank the CRTC for that. The way the Tab is now structured no matter which plan and tab you choose you'll have it paid within 2 years guarenteed. Hence the pricing increase.
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Rocky Balboa

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@Jonathan every month if the Koodo contribution isn't enough for the month, Koodo adjusts the tab called "top up". This ensures the tab will be cleared within 2 years say on the $29 talk/text plan.
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Koodo has to wipe whatever negative balance is remaining once the 2 years is reached, as per the Wireless Code now.
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Rocky Balboa

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Yep you are correct Kane!
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Debbie Sewell

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Not if you bought your phone before this came into effect. You have to upgrade your phone to qualify for it whether you need or want to change phones or not. Then you are stuck with paying for another phone or staying with Kudo regardless of how good or bad their service/rates are.
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Ivan, Mobile Master

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Make no mistake, the only ones we have to thank for the plans are Koodo. The Wireless Code is just an excuse.
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Debbie Sewell

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I bought my phone in May 2012 so mine doesn't go to 0 after 24 mos. They introduced that after I bought mine and it's only for newer customers. The rest of us are SOL!
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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Bye!
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I understand how you feel Debbie but there's really nothing that can be done about it. :(
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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It does cost to keep a phone number. You can try to go anywhere else and the practice is the same.
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Rocky Balboa

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If the number was of such an importance cost wouldn't be an issue. You have options, you can pay the seasonal hold to retain the #. Or cancel out the services all together lose the # and reactivate with a new # when you get back. But yes, you are aware you'd lose your old plan. This is applicable for any service provider out there not specifically Koodo. I'd like to see a mobile company who doesn't change their rate plans.
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I forgot to mention Koodo prepaid base plans start at $15 a month for text and picture msging unlimited. You can purchase boosters for minutes and data which never expire until you use them. I'd suggest also maybe looking into prepaid if cost is the issue.
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Hi Debbie, there is another way and that is to port your number out to something like Speakout which is $25 for a whole year. You'd still have to pick a new plan when you come back, but you won't have to spend $15 per month. I know that doesn't help you with your legitimate gripes but hopefully still saves you some money...
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Or port it to a VoiP like Fongo: http://www.fongo.com/how-it-works/

This way people can reach you (for free) on the number even when you're out of the country (providing that you have the app running on a device running on WiFi or mobile data).

Still $25.
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I tried to port a number to Fongo once but they only allow numbers to be ported from the areas they service (their "free" zones). Still it's a great idea and it would turn out even cheaper, since you can keep the number there as long as needed (years) and no additional SIM card costs.
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I hope Koodo can provide $20 or $25 postpaid plan for those who just want to keep basic connection.
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The way the tab is structured for the CRTC I don't think you'll see it happen. Koodo structured it's rate plans/tabs so as such no matter which plan/phone/tab you choose you'll have oit paid off within 2 years. So a lower plan would defeat the purpose of this.

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