Need clarification on prepaid plan and boosters

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I'm thinking of getting the prepaid $15 base plan with unlimited texting (Text and Picture), and also get a 100 minute talk booster. I understand that the 100 minutes will never expire - even if my 30 days is up. I've been told that the boosters only expire after about 3 (6?) months without renewing the base plan, in which case the account is deactivated. Can anyone confirm this?
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I'd like Sophia or a rep to confirm, but here it goes. Boosters don't expire, but if you let your account die by not renewing the base plan, after 90 days, you loose your number and any booster that was added to that account (since it's now closed for prolonged inactivity).

In short, renew your base plan at least once every 90 days to keep your boosters (and your number) in your account. Better yet, renew every month to enjoy uninterrupted service :)
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I can't improve on a perfect answer, Topper :D
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lol!! The search for the elusive perfect answer may just be over then, just like the Stanley Cup finals, hehe
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What exactly do you mean buy renewing the base plan every month, could you clarify please? thanks
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Hi Edward, in order to keep your plan active, you'll need to pay $15 (or $13.50 if you use auto top up) each month. In return, you'll get unlimited international messaging :)

As stated in this thread, the boosters you buy (data or minutes) don't expire as long as you keep renewing your base plan.

In the future, please start a new thread instead of reviving one that is well over a year old - just a friendly reminder :)
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Okay thank you!
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Thank you so much for confirming this for me. The info on the website is not 100% clear on this and everyone I ask seems to provide a different answer!
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What’s so great about Booster add-ons?

This is what the website is saying about boosters expiry date:
http://koodomobile.com/en/mb/plansand...
"Think of them as add-ons without expiry dates or overage charges. Plus, if you don’t end up using all your minutes or data, they’ll just carry over the next time you renew your base plan"
Same way it was explained above,
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I was offered $18 monthy plan (10% off for bringing in my phone), which is not bad. Problem is, MMs won't work unless data is turned on in phone. It's possible that it could be accidently left on. This is actually for my son so it's a big deal since he can barely afford the plan as it is.

It's weird though that MMS will work on prepaid even though there is no data plan (need booster pack).

Oh well....
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David, if you don't buy a data booster, then the problem solves itself for your particular case! Simply leave data enabled on your phone. You'll still get MMS's (since the data channel remains open) but since you don't get a booster, no other form of data will come through.

For those on monthly plans, there is always the option of modifying their APNs to only allow MMS's. I believe you need an unlocked and/or rooted phone for this though, not 100% sure if stock phones will allow modified APNs. Anyway, the thing is that there are options :)

In the meantime, enjoy your prepaid David!
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Indeed David, the cheapest plan gives you 50 minutes for $18, but prepaid is still cheaper... you get 50 minutes for $17.50 (including the base plan and with the $25 booster).

A huge advantage is that if you go over those 50 minutes, on prepaid you only pay 5 cents overage, but on the plan a whopping 45 cents!

I think that might be one of the reasons why Koodo is not advertising that plan any longer...

So as Topper said, enjoy the benefits of prepaid with unlimited text, MMS and cheap calls :D

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