Hey Koodo.........Show those of us in Ontario some love!

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Considering we're sandwiched between a $48/5GB plan in Manitoba, and a $60/6GB plan in Quebec, I'm sure you can come up with some sort of sandwich stuffer that's better than what you're currently offering us in Ontario @ $90/5GB.

My current $55/3GB just isn't cutting it anymore. Don't put me and my fellow Koodo'ers in a position where have no option but to switch plans/carriers. ;)

How about an Ontario $60/5GB plan on Black Friday this year???

Thanks in advance.
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Garry

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here's a recent article about Canadian cell phone rates:

 Canadians continue to pay some of the highest rates for wireless service in the G7 and Australia, according to a study commissioned by the CRTC and released Thursday. 

The study, which was carried out by Nordicity Group for the telecom regulator, found that Canadians looking for 150 minutes of monthly mobile service paid more than consumers in every other G7 country and Australia.

That entry-level wireless package costs an average of $41.08 a month in Canada. By way of comparison, the cheapest price for that level of service cost just $17.15 in Germany. 

... At each of four ... levels of higher-service options, topping out at unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of data, Canadians were paying the second-highest price among the eight countries the study looked at. The U.K. was the cheapest.


you honestly think big business will lower their rates out of the goodness of their heart when people are willing paying the high rates? the only way this will change is either competition or government intervention 
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Or if we suck it up and sign up for the lower priced plans. If we're not using much data, the promos will come.

Aside from those whose work demands that loads of data be used, most of us simply don't need that much data on the go. I can make do with half a gig a month without much hassle, and with a gig with no hassle by only using my data for browsing/email, sending/uploading a few pictures (no video, it can wait for WiFi), and the occasional YouTube video here and there. Anything else is a luxury. I'd stream a lot more if data prices were reasonable. But they're not, and I can entertain myself in other ways on the go.
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the issue the OP has isn't necessarily with the price or the amount of data, it's that some provinces have better price plans than others. it's the same issue I have.
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Waiting for government intervention? Don't hold your breath. Same goes for fostering a real sense of competition in this province. When the cost of having mobile data easily surpasses the cost of some home internet packages, it’s time to come up with a strategy to get providers to lower data costs. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

Some customers are so fed up with rate plans or data pricing they’re taking matters into their own hands and seeking other measures to combat the rising cost of data. While I don’t condone these tactics, I can’t blame them for wanting a better deal. If people are willing to go to the extent to save money on rate plans or data, this should serve as an eye-opener for all concerned.

We’ve seen this question get asked or put forth as an idea, often. As innocent as this may seem, it essentially implies a demand for data. We can't change the fact that other provinces have better price plans. As long as providers see a demand for data, they will continue to charge whatever the market will bear. By using data sparingly, this sends a message to providers that data isn’t as much in demand and as Ivan points out, promos will soon follow.

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