Is koodo owned by anyone like rogers or telus or bell?

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Stephanie Kelly

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Yes, koodo is owned by TELUS.
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The good thing about that that coverage is awesome. They are quite different than telus though. Much better! :-)
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In what way is Koodo "much" better? Plans might be cheaper but you pay more upfront for your phone for those plans (or take a cheaper phone) and the selection is more limited both in models and in colors of certain models.

I do like the option of paying more upfront to get a cheaper plan because not too many carriers offer that so it's not necessarily a bad thing but Canadians are used to subsidizing phones...
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I'm confused don't understand is koodo under fideo and rogers no longer with Telus if os has worst single is that rosin I'm here by target
can you please clear this out??
thanks
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Koodo is still under the Telus.
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Just for clarification, Koodo is under the Telus umbrella corporation.
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Maybe this is in the wrong topic area but why does KOODO lock your phone? then when every thing is on the up and up charge to have it on locked. I own the phone and they are controlling who my provider is. There should be a law against them doing this.
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All phone companies lock their phone. Mostly because the vast majority of people don't want to pay full price up front for their phone. So, providers give people a break but if the phone was unlocked they could just walk the they after and companies would lose money.

You can have you phone unlocked though. On your own or koodo will do it for you for $35. Pretty simple.
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My guess is North American cell phone culture. People are used to the phones being locked so they come locked which makes it more difficult to change cell phone providers. The exception, of course, is the Nexus line.

And this is probably the wrong thread. There were a number of threads about cell phone locking when the rules for unlocking changed (although the carrier can still charge a fee to unlock). For something where the thread was started seven months ago you could probably start a new question thread :).

I'd like to see a split between cell phone providers and cell phone carriers. That way you could buy any phone you like unlocked, and then choose which provider that best meets your service and price. It would also be easy to leave it another provider offered a better deal. I'm guessing people don't want to pay $500+ for a cell phone without a subsidy.
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You can already do that. Any Apple or Samsung store will sell you an unlocked phone.
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Yes, but if it was done on a larger scale carriers would have to compete on price/value rather than initial subsidy.
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Mark Kokolsky

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Chris has it bang on, carriers lock phones because people want phones cheaper. This is how Koodo is sometimes able to do better pricing for their customers, without it just turning into people buying phones outright and using them with anyone else.
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Be interesting to see how it works out now the crtc has ruled they have to unlock free
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@Bren Anne please don't revive an old thread. This thread hasn't been touched in three years.

Carriers are preparing for December 1st. My guess is that "higher value" rate plans (the 1+GB data plans) will go up in price and potentially include some sort of US roaming (not sure whether Koodo will change their roaming deals). The low-ball rate plans (including no data, minimal daytime minutes) will probably remain, because carriers often rake on overage charges and lure customers in with these rate plans.

We will only know how things trend some months into 2018, to give us an idea of how carriers plan to offset their forcasted loss of revenue due to no more carrier-locking generated revenue (unlock codes and roaming charges).

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why not its still on tooic and i had a query as a member
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good bye
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@Bren Anne we appreciate your contribution to the forum. Old threads are there for you to read in case you find the answer to your question. One of the few forum rules is to not post on an old thread, and even if you have the same question, simply create a new thread. We'll gladly discuss it in a new thread.
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Rules and the way things are change over time. If this were about overages, for example, it's gone from 10-20 dollars per GB 3 years ago to 70 dollars today. It's easiest for everyone to just have a new thread.

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