new DATA ONLY plan good but not GREAT

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As of today Koodo launched a DATA focus plan at $30/month.

While it's a nice move on the right direction there's still room for much improvement.
1- This plan is good for everyone except Qc clients because for $5 extra they get unlimited talk/text plus 1GB (now there's a promo for 2GB)
2- For 30$ Koodo should at least give 1GB because there's nothing els really in the plan.

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Posted 2 months ago

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Goran, Mobile Master

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It's a totally garbage plan and a slap in the face to Canadians in response to the CRTC asking for low cost data plans. Virgin and Fido have 3gb for 15 as tablet plans and then they all turn around and offer this trash. I'm really hoping that the CRTC will mandate much better price points.
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This does not belong under PRAISE.

Total garbage as Goran said.
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I was not aware of Fido/Virgin 3GB for 15$... This is SAD............

@Mats, there's no other options because it's not a "Question" nor an "Idea" and I can't post any "Announcement" so that was the only option left mate
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It's for "tablets only" but there's no actual thing preventing you from throwing it into a phone and using it. You can call it anything you want, it's still a cheap data plan. Fine, if Virgin can restrict it to certain models only. Doesn't matter it's still a cheap data plan.

It's hardly more expensive than 60 cents a text and a minute. It's all obscene pay per use rate to incentivize you to use it solely for data purposes.
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I just checked online and yeah Virgin is "Tablet only 2GB 20$ or Flex starting @$15" and Fido is "Tablet 3GB 15$ or Hotspot 2GB 15$".

This is a "Tablet plan" in disguises because the fees for talk and text are so high it's better to choose any other plans that give data.

A least 3GB for $30 and nothing else (incoming SMS for SFD only) that way I can use any VoIP app to talk and text.
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@Goran: Virgin block all phone, not for "certain models"...

For Fido, I believe the rate is "voice: $1 per minute + $0.45 LD, SMS: $0.25 each in Canada, $0.45 each elsewhere". And I believe $1>$0.6?

@TJ Smith: yes, lots of people are doing that. What I meant is, they are not the same. If koodo allow the $5 add-on for unlimited minutes, then it is not that bad. Other than that, it is just a plan, nothing else.
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As in restrict to tablet models. I got that you said tablets only.

Yup. Expensive. That's fine. It's meant for data only.
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The Fido plan is supposed to only be available to people that already have a post-paid Fido plan on another SIM.  I do (I pay for my mother's Fido plan), so for fun I picked up another SIM and activated the tablet plan.  I asked the reps to block calling and texting, so I don't have to worry about those.  I use it in my second SIM slot for occasional extra data, and for (data) service when I'm in a few areas I can't get a Telus signal, such as the underground parts of the "Expo" line of greater-Vancouver's "Sky Train" commuter train.  Works fine in a phone for sure.  

I have heard of some people being able to get Fido's tablet plan without needing an existing post-paid line, though I don't know if that is still an option or not.
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$30 500 MB is low cost? LOL Just go sign up for one of those 3G speed plans.

The CRTC used to be just a useless organization. Now with their TELUS lobbyist chairman, they are working for ROBELUS. Worse than the FCC.

Next time, instead of offering area codes from Scotland (141), try offering rate plans from Scotland.
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