If Tab L isn't going to change any time soon, then offer a $50 Tab L plan with Unlimited talk and no data

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If Koodo isn't going to change how Tab L works like Dennis suggested, then I propose a new Tab L plan: $50 (plus $10 for Tab charge) for Unlimited talk, text, and Call display/Voicemail with pay per use data.

Bell now offers a similar "premium" subsidy (and a better phone selection) with an identical $60 plan (except no international texts so Koodo wins there) and it's working; I did a new Bell activation on an S4 last week because it was $0 down and he didn't need data so it worked out for him. I can't remember the last time someone signed up on a new activation on BELL?? I think this could be a big benefit to customers. Agree?
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Ahmad

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Since Bell did it first, of course they are now
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I'm actually shocked Bell did it first. I was expecting Telus to lead with that since they've been leaders before.
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I don't know anyone who doesn't need data. I know lots of people though who wish to avoid paying for it (wi-fi) or pay as little as possible. It seems koodo now have a 5gb plan with unlimited talk, text etc. that can be had for $85 after your 10% off discount. It's better than anyone else's I can see on the market, at least for now. So, that guy may have been interested after all if he had this avaialble.
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Your first and second sentences contradict each other lol aren't they the same thing? That's exactly who I'm talking about. They want a really good phone and pay less but don't want data. This plan should exist.
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Instead of a new plan for Tab L....just get rid of Tab L altogether. No one liked it from the get go. The fact that it's lasted this long is amazing.
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I would still like to get phones on a $500 subsidy though :( getting rid of Tab L completely would remove that and it would make new $700 value phones up to $450 up front on a plan. I like how Tab L is easier for the upfront price, but the whole point of this new idea is to make the Tab L less of a ripoff on the monthly bill. :)
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I'm sure there is another way to allow that. I just don't like the tab L plans. Pretty sure that is the same for most people lol
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Tab L is worse in the long run. I don't understand why lowering the upfront price is more important than spending less overall. Aren't we credit dependent enough?
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Get rid of the Tab L plan, and just have a larger Tab L charge
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Hey Jonathan,

I just wanted to follow up on this. We looked into it further and sent it off to our broader team. From a business perspective, it's something we can't afford to change.
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That sounds like an excuse considering Bell, of all the carriers, allowed this and they offer a bigger phone selection too. Thanks for looking at it anyway. Bell actually just removed this feature a few weeks ago anyway so I guess we're back to the drawing board...

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