GREAT LEAP FORWARD

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Koodo either needs an unlimited data plan or partnership with venues such as netflix and xboxlive, whereas using those services do not count towards the data plan. As these are online services already paid for, accessing them is like paying for it twice if not three times. The whole data fiasco needs to end as technology deems it necessary to move forward. Why are we even paying for data at all when half of it is used displaying advertisements?? I do not think it's right that we pay to see advertisements, in fact we should be getting paid to have them being displayed. I can understand the need to limit those who use the internet for continuous downloading, but by partnering with these venues, you would not only increase your own popularity, but also gain new avenues to peruse. My ideas are valid and would greatly improve your services and reputation. You have these wonderful smartphones which are capable of so much, yet are extremely limited to using them to their fullest potential by the services currently offered. Lets take a leap forward rather than lingering in the past ideas of greed.
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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Free data for Netflix? Ya got my vote!
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Thanks Chad, I am located in a rural area and I use my phone to tether or hotspot for internet access. Believe it or not, using my phone is faster and more reliable than Xplornet for everything!

With this said, I have now had to discontinue using internet services such as Netflix as to watch one tv show would use up much of the 5gb data plan offered. By Koodo partnering up with Netflix and also XboxLive and other third parties, many people may switch from their current ISPs and join Koodo in this revolution. Data planning is a thing of the past imo and this is the way to do it. This would also keep out the downloading monsters which is why data planning has been put in place in the first place.

I hope this idea can gain some more support and is implemented.
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I like the idea but doubt it will ever be implemented. The desire for data is getting bigger a d bigger and if you took economics in high school you know that when demand is high, so is the price.

But I still like your thoughts.
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I suppose my situation is somewhat unique applying to those who cannot gain a suitable ISP in rural areas. This still represents about 19% of the population who would then be able to have a mobile ISP so to speak available to them. The demand for data is respective to its technology and those percentages would otherwise remain the same. I remember the dos days where 100mb would have been considered a lot of data, yet today, even a GB of data is small in comparison to what we're capable of storing and transferring from a device many times smaller than its predecessors. Computers then, when demand was low, were not using much data, yet were much larger. You still have a point about supply and demand, but data itself is not the demand, its what it provides which matters. For general browsing, 5GB is marginally suitable, but for anything else, it's obsolete. Customers don't care how much data they consume, they care what they can do with the amount they're restricted to using.
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It's not the consumer's fault if the water company delivers his supply thru a 1/2" hose rather than a 24 inch main. But that's the situation most rural customers endure.

Current satellite and wireless can't possibly compare to hard-wire technology, because those bandwidths are completely private. Typical cable high-speed plan is 200 gig/mo, wireless about 1-3% of that,

Tried satellite: ok for download, but zonked with useage caps (a 400 meg MIcrosoft download would kill your allotment for about 3 days, so you were throttled down to dial-up speed for the rest). Useless for VoIP or gaming because of long latency.

The bigger dogs (Bell and Rogers) have media streaming platforms with lotsa content. Not hard for them to open the tap to [proprietary] mobile a little if you are gonna pay for a [proprietary] streaming service.
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I am with chad if this is possible I would be all over it as having 6 kids and being out and about sometimes my phone has helped in many situations aspecially with my 5 year old with autism. Throw on a kiddie movie usually calms her down.
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It would be awesome if they did, but I doubt you would ever see Netflix in a list that doesn't use data. Mostly because it uses SOOO much data. It would put a huge strain on networks if everyone was going nuts on Netflix. As for ads, you cant really blame cell networks, its because all the internet sites out there are trying to make money so they sell ad space. Oh how I miss the days where you could go on youtube and watch a bunch of videos without seeing an ad between each one.

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