How will Koodo compete now?

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Telus' has introduced 3 new flanker brands this month. With Koodo being the one and only Telus flanker-er, sub-brand earlier on, it loses this designation. What are the intentions for Koodo now, with us internet knowing, and downtown dwelling users, (I forget the actual term for this, but will update, when I find out) if any?

Brand 1: Public Mobile

http://www.publicmobile.ca/pmconsumer/

http://mobilesyrup.com/2014/02/20/pub...

Brand 2:
http://gophonebox.com/

Brand 3:
http://8com.ca/mobile.php

All of the above use the Telus network. For those that chime in and say handset pricing, Koodo doesn't compete well here either. Check out ebay and craigslist/kijiji and the other forum posts...you can get a handset there and make sure it doesn't get killed by the blacklist beforehand.
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As far as I know, they are all either localized or specialized (corporate) brands, G R. Truth be told I have followed the proceedings of at least one of them and I wouldn't consider signing up with them even if they were free... but that's me :)
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I don't need to justify my reasons G R just like you don't need to justify yours - if you're happy with what they offer, just sign up!

But your actual question "How will Koodo compete now?" I think can easily be answered as "They don't have to... they offer something none of the companies you mentioned do" and that is reliability for a start... I might even add trustworthiness (in one case) but won't, that is for everybody to decide for themselves.

When considering a provider, Google should be a good friend :)
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the companies listed above do offer better rates. But looking at the fine print gophonebox is only for bring your own device for these plans. I also noticed none of these providers offer unlimited long distance calling and only local minutes. Also, Their coverage maps are very limited so if you're not in a rural area you won't have services at all.
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They all offer Telus' unlimited Canada-wide coverage, which is why I started the thread. Also, bring your own device? Its cheaper to buy on a credit card, especially with Motorola/Google devices (yes, I know Google sold Motorola to Lenovo, formally IBM). In the year 2014, which is now, us internet savvy consumers buy our own phones, which is what Koodo wants, Internet savvy consumers.

So, I ask again, what will Koodo, a sub-brand (known as a Flanker brand) do to compete with what Telus itself did, to compete with its own clients?

Further more, what will it do to compete with the Canadian private former GSM company (we know who), now that they won the most paired 700mhz licences?
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" what will Koodo, a sub-brand (known as a Flanker brand) do to compete with what Telus itself did, to compete with its own clients? "

My last reply in this thread, G R. My guess is nothing...

But only time will tell!
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Koodo has it's own customer base. Just like the above companies will have their own customer base. Koodo won't need to do anything to compete, as it's all under the Telus corporation.
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A lot of customers still don't do BYOD. Consumers in Canada have become so accustomed to getting a "free phone" and potentially gift cards over the past god knows how many years that the concept of buying a phone outright is still foreign to a lot of people. Plus, not a lot of people can really afford to interrupt their cash flow/income with a major purchase like a cell phone and will opt for the subsidized model, because higher monthly payments can be more affordable then dropping the cash needed for a good phone, Moto G and Desire 601 notwithstanding.

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