Something great for BYOD customers

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T-Mobile is ending subsidized phones in 2013 making the phones more expensive but plans cheaper because the subsidized price of the phones will no longer be worked into the price of the plans.
Well it made me think of another option Koodo should have for its customers. That is if you bring your own device you should get like 20% or so off your bill. Ppl say well you start at $0 on the Tab and you can work your way up but along with my other idea comes not having a tab at all. This would be good for customers like myself that plan on buying unlocked versions of phones all the time. It's becoming a very popular thing buying unlocked models of phones like the Galaxy Note series, The Galaxy S series, Nexus Series, ect and usually these customers continue to buy these unlocked phones once they start.

I think a new type of plan with a discount and no tab plan would be a very big draw as more and more ppl find out the advantages of buying one of these unlocked models. I also think this is a great way to get more high end phone users to leave Bell or Rogers.
What does everyone else think?
- KID ANDROID, ( Team.Android.Canada)

PS Here's an article on what T-Mobile doing in 2013
http://m.gizmodo.com/5966363/t+mobile...
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Posted 5 years ago

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Tab is also their way of retaining customers & building brand loyalty.

20% I don't see happening, though 5-10% pre-tax would maybe be more feasible for them.
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No because most ppl go to Bell or Rogers because they have a huge selection of high end phones. If they realized they could pay a little more up front for a device and bring it to Koodo and not be locked into a contract and get low price service I guarantee they'd do it, heck who wouldn't?
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@ KID ANDROID: Don't be hating on my 50$ unlimited anytime nation-wide talk, TXT & unlimited data with no throttling, LoL.

Where T-Mobile differs is they charge 15$ to tether & 10$ to TXT Canada (Google Voice has me covered though for free).

*goes back to streaming on Netflix*
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Haha nice. Ya ya rub it in man. Your Netflix in the US is so much better to. Nothing a VPN service can't fix but more money outta pocket errrrr.
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I have VPN for $3.99 for 5 gb Kid. It last you forever. All you have to do when you start your movies on netflix is to pause them, then turn your VPN off. It will continue to work without eating any more data. At least on the app I have.
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What's the app called?
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Any extra savings sounds good to me though 20% seems kinda high.

I'm a unlocked junky myself so I would see a value in this.
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Makes sense. I'd give up the tab for cheaper plans, or at least be able to apply my tab to a bill
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I just heard that Tmobile plans are expected to drop by like 25% because of what they're doing cutting subsidized phones.
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25 percent is a big chunk. Source link?
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Hey Kid, this is a great idea. We'll take it under consideration and should we make a decision, we will let everyone know :).
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Customers who like to buy their high end phones themselves would see little to no benefit from building positive tab though. More often than not, phones offered by Koodo will be overlooked by those power users and they won't see any advantage to their positive tab. They would surely prefer the same amount (10%) applied to their monhtly bill as a discount.

The other (GREAT!) option would be to keep the tab system as it is right now (make the positive cap unlimited), but to offer all the high end phones that Telus offers. Now, power users would likely be glad they have positive tab when shelling out $500-600 for their next device. The S2X is a good example. We all know Koodo got the unsold overstock from Telus last summer. How else would you explain that somehow, Koodo sold the phone for $300 while it was still $600 at Telus... I'm guessing Koodo sold a bunch of S2X's and that explains why they took a chance and brought us the SGS3 in the end.

Or, better yet, offer the choice. Monthly rebate, or unlimited positive tab for next phone purchase, given the phone selection will be worthwhile.
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Yeah guess your right. Why did they remove the option in ics to move apps to sd?

I like the sd option for the sake of an upgrade. Same with removable batteries. I'm an upgrade junkie, so the more things I can modify easily the better. It's why I stayed away from laptops for so long, less stuff you can easily upgrade vs a desktop.
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I've heard great things about jtagging to recover hard bricked phones, but it's not something the average user has the equipment to do.
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I suspect to prevent OEM's from releasing phones with sub-par internal storage then relying on SD like 200MB that's expandable like older LG's & Samsung's.
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Makes sense I guess. Although I really missed that ability on my 8gb a100 tablet
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@John Burke: Having no expandable storage is a small problem most people can live with. What kills it is lack of choice. The iPhone gives you choice, 16, 32 and 64GB. You choose what you want, and it's perfect this way (of course Apple overprices, but that is another topic). Google should have introduced 16, 32 and 64GB models of the N4. I'd buy a 64GB N4, for 100-150$ more, but I won't buy a 16GB model as it simply isn't enough. A road trip to the States? No way I'm paying roaming to stream Google Music all along. A 64GB model would solve that.
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Both Bell and Virgin offer 10% off any plan you activate on a MTM... which works best on Virgin because of that $56 promo + Virgin runs on Bell, who has the best network to begin with.

Koodo definitely needs something like a discount for customers showing their unlocked phones some El Tabador love.
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Ya 10% is alright but you still have the option to purchase a device (which is subtidized) from that company when you want. If you eliminate that option (because ppl who buy carrier free unlocked devices usually continue to buy carrier free unlocked devices) to even be able to buy one of the company's devices (which are subsidized) and just make it a flat out service & nothing more type plan it should drop the discount even further. This is also great because I'm sure many devices give koodo headaches having to deal with ppl with issues with these devices that koodo has no fault in but ppl still believe they do because koodo provide a place to purchase said device. The more ppl that would see this plan and realize that if they pay full price for an unlocked carrier free device from an online retailer that they could save huge monthly on their actual plan and save more in the long run I think it will draw ppl away from Bell or Rogers. Most ppl go to Bell or Rogers and pay the higher priced plans is because they want these high end devices and many of them do not know that you can buy carrier free unlocked devices from an online retailer. They complain about bloatware which these devices don't have because they arnt tied to a carrier. They complain about updates taking so long which carrier free unlocked devices get updated months before carrier branded models because there is no bloatware added or carrier testing of these updates before they are released for the device.
I think this would be huge for Koodo and give them a head start on where I believe mobile phone service is headed. - KID ANDROID, ( Team.Android.Canada)
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I see Telus is Giving BOYD customers $100 credit, so let's hope something is coming to Koodo soon. Unfortunately the Telus offer is for New Customers which I hope won't be the case if something like this comes to our beloved Koodo :-)
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It's actually been going on for a while :P Like I mean a while lol. Looks new, but it's not. It would be nice to see Koodo offer something though!
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Oh, I only look at Telus every Now & Then & this is the first time I noticed it. My bad lol. Still it would be great to have a just service offer with a discount & no tab. Thanks Ahmad :-)

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