Koodo Music Add On

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Koodo should partner with a music subscription company (Songza, Slacker) and offer it to their customers without using their data (unlimited data for that app). I think it would be a big hit and I would for sure be willing to pay an extra few bucks ($2-$5) as an add on to my plan.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Why not just download a bunch of free songs using a free song download app using a wifi connection and then you won't need to use data or pay every month for it and it would be more like $10 a month at kept not $2-$5 that's not feasible at all.

Or get yourself a phone with a built in FM radio and it will cost you nothing for music just tune in your favorite radio station and away you go.
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Songza is a free app with Free music, maybe Koodo would offer it for free so that they could attract new customers.
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You will never see something like this implemented Brandon. They have a choice: 1) sell the data bits at a very profitable price or 2) give it away, unlimited, for music apps.

I think it's clear what the choice is...
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Very true, but it would attract potential new customers. I feel like Koodo should offer something that makes them stand out from the other carriers.
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I think that's what the Tab is for. No other carrier really offers the same thing. Most other guys are just rebranded 2 yr contracts, whereas Koodo can pay of faster than 2 years.
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What about customers who have an unlocked phone or are on a prepaid plan.
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Customers who have an unlocked phone have the option of using the tab and building up a positive tab balance, or taking 10% off their monthly bill. And Koodo's prepaid is a very different offering than what most other carriers offer in that the boosters don't expire.
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For a customer whose usage fits a prepaid model like Koodo's, it offers incredible value! I checked my real world usage last year and came to the conclusion prepaid was best for me. I haven't looked back since!
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Very True!
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There would be no way to code it so that the data used via a specific app is not counted vs other data. The current mobile data set up is any internet usage done over mobile data is counted as mobile data.
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Then how can the Koodo Self Serve app not use your data?
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It does use data(won't work without it) but it's not counted. They also created the app to work with their systems. That's a big difference from app that they have nothing to do with.
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The only way to use the Self-Serve app and not have it's data counted is to use an unmodified APN with the Koodo proxy server intact.

If you remove the proxy server from the APN (to get better Speedtest scores, for example) then Koodo has no way to differientiate traffic.

They could theorically use the same technique to make an unlimited music app happen, but they won't do it because it wouldn't be profitable. Profits is the *only* reason it won't happen. Remember, Bell has TV streaming available to its users and it's not counted towards their data allowance. But, it's Bell, so it comes with a whole different set of downsided, so.... lol
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Very good points! I totally understand now!
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One of the first things Telus did after taking over Public Mobile was getting rid of the Siren Music service, so it doesn't look like Koodo will offer it either. They could have offered it way back when when Public did, but didn't.

Unless they are trying to get Koodo to be a premier version discount brand, like chatr, I wouldn't count on it! Telus version would probably get it first.
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May be a time to give a Nokia Windows Phone a try. Nokia offers an exclusive streaming service called Nokia MixRadio. If you're using the free version, you only get to skip 6 tracks per hour and you get a limited amount of offline mixes. The paid version ($3.99/month) removes these limits. There are no ads in either version.

This way, you can decide what mixes to take with you by downloading them via WiFi (even with the free version). The catch is of course that you have to have a Nokia phone so you have to decide if this is important enough to switch phones over.

http://www.nokia.com/ca-en/apps/app/m...

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