Goodbye Koodo!

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I chose Koodo as my phone provider because the Tab program (as it existed then) paid for my phone based on a percentage of my phone bill, and because there was a competitive (albeit meager) roaming package for Cuba (I travel there frequently).  The Tab program has since been changed, so that the overall cost is equal to premium phone services like Bell (without the premium service), and the roaming package has been diminished (I can't renew automatically or otherwise if I exceed my 50 MB limit, and additional data is $10/MB!!!!) while competitors are offering far superior packages.  I will be closing my account as soon as my current Tab is paid.  Koodo is no longer competitive.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Hey Bill,

I actually did compare all the roaming rates from all the carriers for a question at some point and Koodo was the least expensive ones for roaming. In terms of plans, there are three different brackets: Low, medium and large. All companies within the bracket offer the same thing for the same price. The low bracket hosts Koodo and Fido. Medium is where Virgin hangs out and Bell/Telus/Rogers all hang out in the large bracket with the most expensive plans.

As for your complain on the tab: No one offers a free phone. They all hide it in the cost of the plans. Which is why if you take a look at Fido for example, they have a BYOD plan, which is the same price as Koodo and another non-BYOD that is 15$ more expensive (wooah, it's the same price as the tab charge, but they just hide it!) Virgin and the rest are rediculously priced.

That said, don't choose a carrier based on roaming. This will constantly change and is never a cheap thing to do. Instead, why don't you find yourself a pay as you go provider in Cuba and just unlock your device and swap SIMs when you get to Cuba.

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