New Unlimited data plan. Up to 3GB After you pass the threshold, you still have unlimited access to data, but the speed of data is reduced!!

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My idea is to launch a price plan with a higher data plan.
Time has changed and 1 or 2 GB of data is not enough for an entire billing cycle.

Why not to have a plan with reduced speed after passing the threshold?
It could be something around $70 with the following features.
-Unlimited Canada Wide Calling.
-Unlimited text/picture messaging.
-Up to 3GB of data with reduced speeds after you pass the threshold.****

Example:

- You have the 'Unlimited 3 GB Data Plan' that provides 3 GB of full speed access on the network.
- You use the data plan to download videos, pictures, emails, and for Web browsing at a full speed.
- Once you use 3 GB of data from the device, your data speed becomes reduced until the end of your bill cycle, but you still have unlimited access to data on the network.
- Data speed is reduced to (at most) 128 kbps when data usage exceeds the Data Speed Reduction Threshold



What is in it for Koodo?

- Revenue.
- Customer Satisfaction.
- Reduce disputes for data
- Innovate the way it already works.
- Long term customers

What is in it for customers?
- Forget that hassle of going over and getting high data charges. Easy.
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Posted 5 years ago

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This is very similar with the way prepaid works with T-mobile USA although your proposed throttle speed is less than Edge which creates a huge issue with usability. The lowest I would go would be Edge. Edge allows for 384kbps and is slow but still allows the user to function somewhat.

I do use 2g speeds in the usa by choice and find it to be workable.

If I may propose a different spin: EVERY Plan has unlimited data with the first X bucket at full speed. This is identical to T-Mobile.

A great way for koodo to lead again. No More data overages on any plan!
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Don't see it happening as koodo seems to be extremely against unlimited data in any way but I like it but with a higher minimum speed like Chad suggested and also that it applies to EVER plan, that would be amazing.
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You never know Paul maybe they will have unlimited data in the future. And if new providers come to Canada that means competition and then they have to do something to attract the consumers back
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Maybe somewhere between Edge and 3G. The problem is you don't want to make it fast enough to stream media, just fast enough for basic access.
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In fact, what's coming is a unlimited, sponsored data plan. The benefits of having people using online services is consolidating a massive emerging new, more immersive, use of the global net and there lie a much more modern way of thinking a business and possess more potential to be the major consuming platform. It's so funny, when I was a kid, it was frakin' science fiction!!!
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 congestion on the network late for that the server all internet is way over loaded now with  congestion on the network they need get rid the limits thats whats causing the lag so many trying and getting no were if they just let it go they be done n gone already less lag  we need unlimited data on our phones sence all phones now use browsers textx messengers  its a must have now not a want have its a MUST HAVE so get working people make it happen   unlimited  50$ plans  just have speed cap on them like 500k/s 5MB connection speeds witch should be the lowest just able to use  to do gaming like some said use on pc linked u cant even use the tethers anymore the apps dont work only on old phones so smarten do some learning sence alot of u have not learned anything about whats going on in the real world yet
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Right now for $55 you can get unlimited talk/text, and 5 gig's of data.

Your idea is $70, for less data?

Also keep in mind that in many places, koodo is using another network, which means they cant control the speed.
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Dylan, on the bottom left of your screen, change your region to MB or SK and the plan will appear.
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If it's not Available to ontarioians, it doesn't matter, in the slightest.
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Wow Dylan... I hope you're aware there are living creatures, including humans, outside of Ontario?
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It actually does matter Dylan. Stop being ignorant of the facts.
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It's a year old comment but it's arrogance didn't age a day.

I wonder for how long will we have to pay big bucks for the marketing sniper expressway and operational field. It's just a matter of finding the way to tilt a part of the cost on their side. it's coming but in an erratic walk.

It's us, by giving away our personal infos, that helped to create Mammoth of sci-tech enterprise like Google, Amazon, Yahoo to name a few. it's this valuable info, that they did not have to pay but could sell, that created their value. But still, we pay for them to come back and ask for more. It doesn't make any sense. It's like paying the cab to the robber that is coming to do your house....

Unlimited AND free Data for all !!!! :)
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Hey, I liked that quote.
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Thank you, :)
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One world, one people, one future,
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One plan,
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You won't see this happen with Koodo. With all the roaming partners Koodo has for instance, Telus,Bell etc. To ask these roaming partners to decrease data for Koodo is almost impossible. Reason being, It's not part of a cell phone agreement to share towers.
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We can complain about the oligopoly all we want but as long as we keep paying - these plans aren't going anywhere.
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We have no choice but to pay, that's the problem. The Big 3 can claim they aren't anti-competitive, or an oligopoly all they want, they have no choice but to take that position in order to protect their interests. As soon as competition does come, and it will be eventually, that's when you'll see the public 'voting with their wallets', and moving away on mass. As it stands now, as much as we'd all like them to, Wind/Public/Mobilicity aren't capable of offering the same level of nationwide service and features.
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True, mattjs, and we've seen a few dirty tricks too... remember when Wind came, Rogers was quick to create Chatr... similar service in the same areas where Wind operates. The rest of Canada still has no choice but to pay full price... but I guess that is getting a little off topic from Xavier's original idea :)
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...or how Rogers bought Fido, or how Bell acquired all of Virgin, or how Telus launched Koodo. All to provide the impression of 'choice'. You're right though, back to the topic at hand lol
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Truly agree with you Sophia.
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This isn't Wind...THIS IS KOODO!!! /kicks messenger into pit of death/
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I think for me it's a "how dare you compare" thing. The two carriers are not the same so it's apples and Cadillacs. IMO they wouldn't be able to offer unlimited data once they went nationwide so it's sort of a gimmick. Eventually ,as I stated before, everything is going to be Data and data prices will only increase if demand increases. Wind will have to start charging more just to increase their capacity and reinvest in their infrastructure.

If you live in one of their zones then heck yes it's a great plan, but it's certainly not for everyone. And certainly not for those of us who travel, in canada or outside of it.
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I disagree Chad, Wind is better than any other Canadian provider for travelling abroad. It's travelling between their zones in Canada that sucks. But at least their incoming texts are free, no matter where you're roaming.

I've always maintained that if the incumbents keep ignoring Wind that they'll regret it down the road. If/when they go nationwide, their prices will not change much, if at all, anytime soon. They can't, because they have at least a decade of network catch-up to deal with.

Like we always say, telecom isn't a charity. It's a business. But any business goes two ways and if Wind is able to provide me with what I want (not currently a reality, though if money was more of an issue I could live with their services - I have in the past) at half the price of what I'm paying now, then it would be a bad business decision on my part not to switch.
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I just went and looked at their rate plans. I do like that usa calling is included in their 50$ plan and yes their roaming (talk / text) rates in the states are actually very good. Similar to pay as you go rates. I'm not into paying 500$ a GB while roaming so at that point I'd still be sticking with T-mobile. And for the record I am Koodo and T-Mobile Biased.

EDIT: I do wish Koodo would include the USA as well. Something that's been suggested before. Then I can stop paying Skype 35$ a year.
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If Wind showed any effort in expanding I'd actually consider them a competitor, but the fact that they seem pretty content in just staying in the major cities causes me to simply write them off.
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Wind also charge $0.25/minute for roaming outside of their coverage zone.
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I'm down for this kind of plan, but not at $70. I'm willing to pay a premium to Koodo for the better network vs. Wind, but not a $30 premium with 2 GB less full-speed data. $50 is the max I'd pay for this plan.
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Well Ivan, at least to have a plan with reduced speeds so you don't worry about any extra data charges and be able to use your data for chat and stuff like that. Why not? $50 would be a good price. At least it sounds better than paying $10 for every extra GB of data.
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What's the point of using data if the speed is throttled? That's not enjoyable at all. Not many people want their data throttled.
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It's not always about having fun with the device. I just need to be able to send a work email or check weather. Edge or half 3G would be fine for that.
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Exactly. If you've used it all up, it's nice to still be able to check FB and send emails without incurring overages.
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I would get this plan! why not! I am paying over $90 now!
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Why not an option to just opt out of it completely? I know I would get angry every single time my speeds would be throttled if I hit my usage amount.
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What difference would it make? You're only making it more complicated. You reach 75% and you get a Txt asking what to do if you surpass your allotment. You decide then and there.

How often do you think you'll go over in a month?
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Myself, I usually reach my 2GB and go over(some months, I generally don't care about my overage amount). The amount of data that I use doesn't mean much to me, but you can be damn sure that the speeds that I get said data I do give a damn about.
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For some, going over that 2gb mark means another 10-20$
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Yup, and I accept that.

That's why I'm okay with an additional option of throttling the speeds, instead of having it as the only option.
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wind has that type of plan now..Think its time for Koodo to match it or better ..Love Koodo but thinking of switching
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or even roll over data would be something to consider
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Even an unlimited but very reduced speed from the start kind of plan makes sense. Just enough bandwidth for email without ever having to worry about data usage or pay high data fees. Most people don't want to watch NetFlix on their phone anyway (and if they do they can use Wifi).

It's doable as it's been done, a few years ago one of the pre-paid outfits (that leaches off everyone else's towers) had this on their prepaid plan; it was only good for email, web surfing was too slow to be useful.

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