increasing the outcome through adjusting LD calls

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Many Saudi students, who are sponsored by the Saudi bureau in Canada, arrive in Canada every year. I think that this is a precious opportunity for Koodo. Because most of them make long distance calls to Saudi Arabia quite frequently. I would suggest that the company consider the long distance charges. For example, Skype offers 400 minutes in exchange of about $38. But guess what, for many of those students, it is not enough. They, including me, need more minutes with more flexible subscription options.
And here is the thing, many of us recommend Koodo for its good service and optimal prices. Saudi students are leaking from rogers and other providers to Koodo. It is worthwhile to give my idea a shot at least.

Good luck guys.
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Well, Koodo has recently expanded international long distance offerings from nothing to United States at $10, China and Hong Kong at $15, France at $20, UK at $20 and 1000 minutes for India $20. (The other options are unlimited.)

They might be considering expanding it even more, out of curiousity, what would you say would be a fair price?
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I don't know Curtules. I hesitate to put a figure. A satisfactory step is to offer multiple plans.
For example, 60 min/month for $15
120 min/month for $30.

Something like that is easier and cheaper instead of charging the customer based on every single minute they spend talking.
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It's certainly quite a bit cheaper than $1/min.

Though cross-referencing the international long distance rates here: http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-..., all the countries currently getting the specific long distance add-on love fall into the $0.05/min range with the $3 LD saver add-on.

Those prices reflect the cost of connecting the calls to the carriers in those counties, so a reasonable rate for long distance to Saudi Arabia would be difficult to provide while still maintaining a profit.
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I see what you mean. So how does it work for other service providers like Tango and skype which offer audio/video calls?

Doesn't the call pass through a few countries to, say, Saudi Arabia?
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or i misunderstood
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Skype, Tango use data as opposed voice to put the calls through. Eventually, I have to believe, voice calls are going to be gone and everything is going to go through data.

If you have a plan with data included already than you might be better off to use apps like Viber to make calls. I do. And it works great. Plus, when I'm in wi-fi the calls are free. You are a student, there has to be plenty of wi-fi on campus. Making a 10 minute call through Viber will cost you far less than the $1 minute you would pay otherwise
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Yeah true. But in Saudi Arabia, Viber is banned. As for the other apps, my parents don't know (or want to know) how to use apps. Because they are traditional and most familiar with old, conventional means of communication (phone calls).

Thanks all though.
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By the way the example I just gave is cheaper than the current rates Koodo offers. But it is up to the company to consider it of course.

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