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

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How about a reasonably priced Social Media add-on with unlimited access to Facebook and Twitter?
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Ivan, Koodo isn't wind. You can't use what another provider did and try to compare it to Koodo. Completely different systems.

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