new points plan

  • 1
  • Idea
  • Updated 4 years ago
  • Not Planned
I don't use much airtime so I propose a plan that doesn't differentiate between airtime and data.
You would buy monthly points and they can be used for data or airtime.

I used 3 minutes of airtime (I do have unlimited weekends) and almost 200M of data.
Photo of James

James

  • 2,642 Points 2k badge 2x thumb

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of SkAshe

SkAshe

  • 2,202 Points 2k badge 2x thumb
Well for 36$ you have 1g and for 45$ you have 3g.

That's a pretty decent deal for someone not using much airtime.
Photo of James

James

  • 2,642 Points 2k badge 2x thumb
What plan is $36?
Photo of SkAshe

SkAshe

  • 2,202 Points 2k badge 2x thumb
Well, you need to pay for a voice plan, the cheaper is the one at 20$ for 50mins talk + unlimited texting and with the flex data for 20$ you can have 1gig.

So it's 40$ and I was counting the 10% off with an unlocked phone, but maybe you have a Koodo locked phone.
Photo of Some random Mobile Master

Some random Mobile Master, Mobile Master

  • 39,554 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
What Canada really needs is a prepaid carrier that would charge PPU (Pay per use) only, much like VoIP.ms is doing for VoIP landline.

I just fill up my account, and from there, I rent my phone number ($1/month) and pay for the minutes I use ($0.0052 outgoing and $0.01 incoming to/from anywhere in the Canada+USA).

We need a mobile carrier to fill that gap and offer the same concept for mobile minutes, SMS and data. Fill up your account, rent a number and pay for your usage. Even if the rates are high (which they'll be if something like this happens), light and medium users could make interesting savings.
Photo of SkAshe

SkAshe

  • 2,202 Points 2k badge 2x thumb
We already have that with the TELUS/VIRGIN/BELL prepaid, but the rates, as you said, are more expensive (that's why it sucks a lot) at 0.30$/min.
Photo of Some random Mobile Master

Some random Mobile Master, Mobile Master

  • 39,554 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
The top-up expiration times suck even more. At Telus for example, the $25 and $50 top-ups expire after 60 days! What?! Hardly a saving.

What I was wishing for is true pay-per-use, without any expiry bull. VoIP.ms doesn't make my funds expire when I fill up my account. When I send $25 through PayPal, I could go through it all in a month or in 10 years and it wouldn't matter to them. If I don't use it at all, all I pay is the $1/month for the phone number and the 911 fee. Nothing else.

This is what bugs me the most, even more than the outrageous rates. Koodo has prepaid boosters that don't expire and this is a step in the right direction. Problem is, you have to match it with a prepaid monthly plan that starts at $15.

Needless to say, I moved my mom's line (which was my 3rd Koodo line) somewhere else to a prepaid MVNO that has 120-day expiry for their $25 top-ups. I only need to buy 3 top-ups to cover a full year. I directly save $135 by doing this, every year. Koodo needs not ignore that segment of potential customers.
Photo of chance nicholas

chance nicholas

  • 80 Points 75 badge 2x thumb
depending on how often you use your data and you want a good choice of a plan go with the 35$ plan of unlimited texting 300mb of data and 300 min talking unlimited after 5and on weekend. really good plan in my opinion check it out

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.