Koodo needs to implement unlimited data plans or add-ons

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I believe that Koodo needs to implement unlimited data plans or add-ons to it's shop. 
This would attract more customers and create more as well
Instead of having shock-free data isn't it nice to know that you will never get charged for Data again? as soon as you have the plan?
Now is the age of unlimited it's time to upgrade Koodo! let's provide better service to Canadians by offering unlimited 4G LTE high speed data to everyone , I feel that such an implementation is essential to remain competitive on the mobile phone plan market.
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Posted 1 year ago

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I dont know of a Candian cell phone provider that offers unlimited data so im not sure what you mean when you say Koodo needs it to stay competitive.
I would love the idea of unlimited data but Koodo doesn't really have the infrastructure for it and like mentioned above, no other canadian providers have started offering this that i know of.
If anyone would offer this you would most likely see Telus offer it before Koodo.
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RE: Allan's comment - Koodo/Fido/Virgin all offer the $48/month plan.

If you reside in Saskatchewan, have home services with Sasktel and would benefit from unlimited data, then Sasktel is likely your best bet.

If you need better promos on phones, Koodo has some awesome activation credits. Granted, Fido and Virgin may promo out a phone by putting it on little or $0 upfront on a lower subsidy tier, but the remaining subsidized amount would still leave the customer with a huge buy-out unless they ride-out (meaning not as awesome as Koodo for early upgrades).

Also, I do believe the unlimited data plan on Sasktel is a multi-product (bundle) offer. I think it requires other residential home services.

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You can get a cell phone with unlimited data from Sasktel without home services or bundled with anything else. I know people who have iPhone 7 with unlimited data through them. I already checked their plans .
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@Judy Meng: Link: https://www.sasktel.com/store/browse/Personal/Wireless/Rate-plans/_/N-2777

VIP plan:

         Only available to customers with maxTV and SaskTel Internet Services.
         Unlimited Canada-wide data (speed reduced after 15GB)

This means it requires other services to get their unlimited data plan.

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My son only has cell phone through them , that's all and has unlimited data! Point is there are plans and companies that have this , so why can't Koodo offer it at same or close to same price?
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He may be on an old plan or an unadvertised special, who knows.
As to why Koodo can't offer it, we really dont have a deffinite answer. SK/MB users do get the $48 plan 5GB that no one else gets. Its just what Koodo has decided is best/do-able for their company and its users.
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nobody NEEDS unlimited data.  Koodo's plans are based on market research, and that market research has determined that the most data any Canadian needs is 10GB, and customer survey results have determined that $129 is a very fair price to pay to 10GB of data.

Hope that helps!

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Just a note: The OP's name is Avid Gamer 24. So I would Imagine if he is hooked on certain games & uses data to play them where ever he may roam, even a 50GB plan would have him chewing his nails as the end of each billing period approaches. :)).
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@OP: Koodo doesn't "need" to do anything. They're keeping up with current wireless market trends, and that gets them subscribers.

Agreed with Jru Gordon. Btw, anyone in need of large amounts of wireless data should seek refuge with Telus, who probably has more cost-effective options than Koodo for massive data plans.

@Allan: Unlimited data with Freedom Mobile (at least on grandfathered plans), on Sasktel (when bundling with wireline services) and unlimited wireless music streaming data with Videotron.

@everybody: I vouch that it'd be awesome for the big three to offer unlimited data plans. Maybe if the market were more competitive, we'd start to see these options.

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Yeah tbh I run through 500-1tb of wifi data usage on my phone per month soooo
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I give little thought to my home internet use - I stream and download whatever I please, whenever I please, and I've only once exceeded my download limit of 400 GB. I have no cable TV and there's several hours of simultaneous HD streaming going on per day.

I cannot imagine how you burn through so much bandwidth per month, but fortunately there are plenty of affordable options for your type of usage as far as fixed broadband is concerned.
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Oh I have unlimited Wifi usage that;s why I use so much
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Unlimited Hi speed data and it's super fast.
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I also run through tens of thousands of minutes sooo.
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That means you must be talking plus using data at the same time.  So what the heck are you doing?
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tbh calling the Uk and playing vidya games on my phone for like hours at a time Lol
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What game are you playing on your phone?
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World of Tanks
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If Koodo was to go unlimited it would prolly be something like in the US. Limited 4g/lte and unlimited 2/3g
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Like I said before, I believe no one needs Unlimited Data...BUT I do think what you've mentioned would be a good idea...kinda like what Freedom and Chatr (and others?) do here
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Chatr and Freedom do not offer unlimted data anymore
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Wow that is tricky.  I wonder why they dont call it unlimited data?  They call it XGB at 3G speed, and data included in zone, but never unlimited
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They both still offers it.
Chatr:

(3) If your in-zone data usage in a month exceeds your 3G speed data allotment, you can continue to use data with no overage charge, but managed data speeds will be reduced from up to 3 Mbps to up to 64 kilobits per second (for both download and upload) until your Anniversary Date.
Freedom:
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To be honest, Koodo is like a sister company she has to listen to TELUS and can't really do anything on her own it's sad but it's true.
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Can they compete with Freedom Mobile who has LTE now? 
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The point is I don't like being limited. Being limited is like being a caged slave, this is North AMERICA people let's stop being slaves and looking towards FREEDOM and the land of the Unlimited
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@Avid Gamer24: your condo is offering you super fast internet at a below market speed because they got a bulk or dedicated connection to accommodate many users, and are able to offer you a much lower rate "per subscriber" by going through them.

Using internet off the cellular network comes at a higher cost to the providers than by utilizing internet through the ground (fiber/cable/dsl, even through a satellite dish). Most cellphone users in North America only need/use 1-2 GB data per month.

Unless you live in a remote area where there are no other options for internet, I don't see why you'd "need" unlimited cellular data. By all means flock to Freedom Mobile, where after your data allowance is used up, you won't get overage charges, but you'll get just enough juice to get by with the odd email or whatsapp message.

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I can get 70gb in india for 8$ for almost all providers but in Canada the prices are too high and offer not enough service this is why I say at least with freedom you have unlimited.
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India has an insanely higher population density. Also considering that the culture there gives much higher importance on haggling, the moment a provider drops their price by a few thousand rupees, an insane number of subscribers will flock to that provider. Perfect example on wireless is Jio. 16 million subscribers in a year, despite the fact that their network works on LTE only, meaning voice calls cannot fallback on 3G.
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The point is Canada is falling back behind the world in terms of high prices and ridiculous requirements for signing up for a simple mobile phone account. In some countries you can purchase sim cards as a post paid customer without any problems!!! Here you have to show them many IDs credits cards and you still may not get approved for a line, in most cases it takes more ID to actually keep an account then to open one.