Koodo is shutting down Text to Landline service.

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Effective March 22, 2016, Koodo will no longer offer text to landline service. If you send a text after this date, it will not be delivered and you won’t get an error message. 

Is Koodo shutting down SMS/Text Messaging service?
No, you’ll still be able to send and receive text and picture messages between cell phones. The service being discontinued is only for sending text messages to a home phone (landline).

Why won’t I receive an error message after March 22, 2016? 
We don’t own the service that allows you to text to landline numbers. As a result, when this service is shut down, we’re unable to continue sending messages.
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Chadwick, Mobile Master

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Whats the reason for them shutting it down. Just curious.
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Mitchell Palmater

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Price.
It's expensive to purchase the right to use this service when so few customers are utilizing it.
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Cool, good to know! Thanks man
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Christine Wall

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Very disappointed as I use this feature daily,  I don't have or want to pay for long distance for only talking to the one person I know long distance and I found this was very useful as the person I was texting to landline had long distance and could call me back.  Now I have no other way to contact this person unless I upgrade to a plan for long distance calls.  I feel like I'm being ripped off as you are charging me the same price without this feature and therefore I'm losing out.  Koodo could have at least upgraded this feature by adding something else to compensate for losing another.  VERY DIS-SATISFIED!!!!!!!!!
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Lori Swanston

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Did you guys not fully read this??
It's just the MMS feature being turned off not the SMS. So you can still transmit messages from a cell to a landline. It's just you cannot transmit picture messages... which makes a lot of sense cause how would a landline receive a picture anyways. Pure common sense.

And on this subject.. I believe it's Telus that transmits Koodo texts to landline phones. Aren't they the parent company for Koodo??
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Um.... there never was an MMS to landline feature. It was only SMS to landline, and it has been discontinued since March of last year.

Telus is indeed the parent company for Koodo, and they discontinued the service at the same time.
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Larry Gagnon

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Not a great loss. Have you ever received one of those things? They were almost unintelligible anyway!