Larger Data Boosters

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It would be great if larger data boosters were available for the prepaid plans.

For example, 3GB for $50, 6GB for $80, 10 GB for $100.

I would totally buy the largest data booster available if it would give me a better cost per GB rate.
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Vincent Fung

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Posted 3 years ago

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Robert, Mobile Master

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I guess everyone would but Koodo would loose money out of it... If you want cheaper data I believe postpaid is for you
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I wouldn't pay anything close to those prices. My guess is that most prepaid customers wouldn't either.
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When Koodo (or any other provider) sells you a post-paid data package, there is only an upside for them: many people will not go near their limit, and those who bust the bank pay overages. So there's a good chance that over a large number of customers, only 80% of the paid capacity will be used at +100% of the revenue, and then we start over again.

Different story for prepaid, since customer pays only for minutes used. No incentive for providers to lower prices.
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$50 for 3 GB? I'd probably pay that price compared to what's offered now, ($30 for 1 GB). At $16.67 per GB, Vincent's model easily trumps current rates, offering better value from a cost per GB perspective.

Problem is, the more people that ask for larger data buckets signifies to the carrier that demand for this commodity is very much alive and well. As long as demand and a false sense of scarcity are in place, the price and current data offering will remain stagnant.
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Personally, I've bought data twice from Koodo (2x1GB=$60) and let me tell you: not worth it. Now I use WIND's internet offer which is 12 months of 1GB/month for only $100, SIM included. I bought a portable internet hotspot and now I use WIND's data in conjunction with Koodo's superior voice+text service. Just an idea, hope it helps!
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WIND is regional. They won't sell or ship outside of very specific areas. Great for those who qualify. Glad it works for you.

Speed also may or may no be an issue for some people looking for bigger buckets.

Using any wireless mobile system to create a hotspot serving laptops or PC's should be approached very carefully unless you have your numbers really right. Landline internet is orders of magnitude cheaper than mobile.
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Joshua Su

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WIND is regional, yes. This is only if OP were living in places supported by WIND like I am. Speed is definitely not an issue. I was a former Mobilicity customer and their speeds were slow (1-3 mb/s) but I was still able to use 13GB in a month. Also, what I'm suggesting isn't to replace home internet, merely to use as a data plan. I highly doubt OP's going to be downloading massive content and streaming HD movies all day long, and even if he were, it's STILL be cheaper to be on WIND than Koodo because WIND offers unlimited data plans vs Koodo's expensive, albeit faster mobile LTE.

P.S. WIND's getting LTE in the future.
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The old saw... none of us can assume what other people's intentions are. Just lay out the facts, otherwise it makes an A** out of both U and ME.

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