plans too expensive suddenly

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why are koodo plans so expensive suddenly. i refered few people but they just were disappointed after seeing the plans
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Yep, the new plans are certainly not the greatest but then again cell marketing in canada in general is very expensive :( if you have a grandfathered plan, i suggest keeping it. I'm not sure why they suddenly became expensive but it was mostly likely for competitive business reasons :(
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Bell Telus Rogers also went up, so unfortunately there is alot of disappointment, for a lot of people to be spread around.
Your friends may come to realize also, in addition to rising prices, data has been reduced.
At least one in this forum suggests that Koodo is loosing massive amounts of money, because of phone subsidies.
As for data pricing, unbelievable, when you consider that you can purchase 100 gigs for $80.00 to run your entire family TVs computers and cell phone wifis.
How is it at $80.00 per 100gigs these providers stay in business, with all the infrastructures they have to put up?
Perhaps we should all be greatful that a oil company does not own a cell company, can you imagine what it would cost to make a call on a long weekend, or when it drops below zero, or ......
I would tell your friends the threat of Version coming to Canada and CRTC hearings over, the Big Three are just letting us know that complaint, raises prices.
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Verizon said they weren't coming to Canada already. Besides, even if they did, Verizon is basically the Rogers of the U.S - big 2 year contract subsidies with relatively high prices but they do give slightly better data rates. Plus the issue I have with U.S carriers is the big logos/branding they put on their phones and for Verizon, they have weird hybrid CDMA/GSM phones
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Yes that was the point I was trying to make Johnathon. Version said no to Canada while CRTC Hearings wrapping up, then prices went up.
Had Version come to Canada, I don't think prices would have gone up as they did, without the Big 3 putting some more data on the table for customers.
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While you're comparing infrastructure costs remember to factor in the fact that the bulk of the infrastructure for landline service was in place by the early 1960's for the entire country. Also bear in mind that the majority of this infrastructure is in fact buried underground and as such is largely immune to environmental conditions, which greatly reduces the amount of maintenance required. In addition, a hardline system will always have more carrying capacity than a wireless system. It isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison. Yes, the profits of cellphone companies are measured in the millions. Remember though that this is out of a total income measured in billions.
To put it another way, a net profit of 100 million dollars seems on the surface to be an absolutely obscene amount, but it would be only a 10% profit over a total income of 1 billion. Therein lies the problem, even small percentages of astronomically huge numbers look astronomically huge.
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