How to win-over tons of new Koodo customers and make your current customers happier in one easy step.

  • 6
  • Idea
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Not Planned
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members. The community moderator provided the following reason for archiving: no longer relevant

How about a reasonably priced Social Media add-on with unlimited access to Facebook and Twitter?
Photo of Del Belaire

Del Belaire

  • 192 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 5 years ago

  • 6
Photo of Timo Tuokkola

Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

  • 139,982 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Not possible. It was only possible on blackberry because RIM controlled all access to data. Since the introduction of bb10, even RIM doesn't do this anymore.
Photo of Myke

Myke

  • 45,090 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
I'd wager a guess that Koodo programmed the app specifically that way, because it's their app. Any other app wouldn't be able to be programmed this way since they didn't make it.
Photo of Ivan

Ivan, Mobile Master

  • 96,382 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Myke, what do you mean it's not possible when I specifically showed an example of how Facebook can do it? In the same example it's shown how WIND offers (or offered, I'm not sure) access to some content free of charge through their online portal. I don't know (and don't actually care) how they do it, but it has been done. This is (or was) available on all WIND devices (probably didn't work on non-WIND unlocked phones).
Photo of Xavier

Xavier

  • 7,610 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Thanks for your response, Ivan. I was about to make an example out of other carriers.
Ivan is right!

It ́s a matter of modifying koodos apn or a simple firewall on koodos network with a particular port number to have free facebook and twitter. That would attract masses.
I believe this is a good idea.
Photo of Some random Mobile Master

Some random Mobile Master, Mobile Master

  • 39,554 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
That would open a big loophole though, the same that people used with Petro-Canada / 7-11 SpeakOut. Basically, on a rooted device, you could install a proxy and you'd be able to use most of your apps as if you had data enabled. VoIP apps did not work though, and background sync, too, failed. You could still check email and IM manually though, but you did not get the notifications.
Photo of Myke

Myke

  • 45,090 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Ivan, Koodo isn't wind. You can't use what another provider did and try to compare it to Koodo. Completely different systems.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.