How to add data addon in a Canada wide data plan

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I have a $30 Canada Wide data plan with 200MB/month data. Can I get any additional data addon with my plan?
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You won't be able to. Any extra data you use, will be charged as overage at the rate of $5 per 250mb.
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Why not just change the plan? I don't get why people jump to cancelling instead of investigating the plans the current provider offers...
Even though I will move to $40 plan I will not get more than 200MB, I have to go for $50 plan...which is $20 extra per month!!
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or you could stay on the current plan and instead of getting 300 MB for $20 a month you can just pay the overage and get 1 GB for the extra $20.
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I had a plan that rolled over to the next month. Can't beat that. Then I bought this stupid phone with a contract. Yuk!! I cannot wait to get rid of it.
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I pay way too much for the service I have. Thanks for confirming that paying the over use is better than paying a whole lot more for cell service. I pay $40 for 200MB by the way.
So my limit is 200MB, If I reached to 201MB, is Koodo automatically charge me $5?
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I guess this is where Koodoo makes its money?
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You can switch to a plan with more data at any time. Keeping your current plan and simply paying the overage is usually cheaper unless you're going over by 1 GB or more.
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Yep, Barbara :) BTW in future please check the date of a thread, this one was answered 9 months ago. If you have suggestions though, you'd be most welcome to start a new thread!
Yep, Sophia, the thread is 9 month old, but the situation is not yet changed. So I think there is nothing wrong to add comment to this thread.
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Ok, glad you're not upset over it then, Muhammad :)
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Yes, but this is where the site sent me to answer my question. You answered. My friend calls this"..incompetence". We accept incompetence when the people selling the service can make it better but don't. Such as the inability I have to pay for more data time because for some reason I have used up all my data at the beginning of the month, extra time dosn't roll over into the next month, and the data usage on my cell is definately not in sync with the Koodoo data useage. Incompetence.
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Perhaps you should look up the definition of incompetence rather than relying on your friend. Incompetence refers to an inability to do one's job. Koodo's job is to provide cell phone services, charge customers for them at the rates the customers have previously agreed to and make money while doing so. Sounds to me like they are doing all 3. The fact that maybe prices could be lower does not make them incompetent any more than selling your house for full market value would make you incompetent.
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and your point is? and they could be doing a much better job of it too. Maybe your standards are too low. Or your expectations are low because you have not had other experience. I guess you work for Koodoo? ...judging by your comments
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Koodo are not the ones trying to change the deal here, you are. The details of your plan were spelled out when you signed up. You are free to change your plan at any time.
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Yes I can pay $30 more. That is ridiculous. Way too much money to pay for a phone service. $80 a month for cell service??? are you kidding me?

I started the month with no data time. How does that happen? Why couldn't I just turn off the data eaters and not have to worry about running out of time? Why do I have to wait until my bill comes and pay that? (that is not good money management if you think that is a good idea).

Who do you think gives companines the ideas they use to improve their service? The people that let them know that they are not happy with something. People that quietly keep quiet are saying all is good.

I have a friend in Germany that pays $5 a month for cell service that included calls to North America. Yes, she can talk to me for over an hour from Germany and not faint when she gets the bill.

Did you know that? Do you really think Canadian cell service is acceptable?

Do you think that saying nothing will make change?
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Land area of Canada (just the 10 provinces where koodo has service): 5,468,854.38 km2
Population of those same 10 provinces: 33,189,423
Population density: 6.07 people per km2

Land area of Germany: 357,123 km2
Population of Germany: 80,716,000
Population density: 226 people per km2

Meaning that a cell provider in Germany needs to maintain a cell network 1/15 the size of what Koodo does, while having on average 37 times as many potential customers per square km of that network. Hardly apples to apples. If you're looking for a reasonable comparison, compare cell rates and coverage in Russia or Kazakhstan, which at least have reasonably similar population densities.

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