Student Discount!

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Many carriers offer some sort of student incentive or something free for students (eg. free evening and weekends calling).

Students have no money but need cell phones to stay in touch with our loved ones. At 30 $/month as your cheapest plan now, that's 406 $ a year spent on a cellphone for your basic phone plan. Students love to save money and this would be a great way to attract customers.
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Posted 5 years ago

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Ivan, Mobile Master

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I'd love to see something like this. Maybe an SPC cross-promotion.
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Crystal Lefebvre

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Virgin does that, and honestly it didn't really help me out as a student. What would be freaking cool, is if koodo teamed up with universities/colleges, and somehow offered incentives for students with a certain GPA. For example, if I get an A in each of my classes, my monthly plan is capped at like $30 or something. Ahahahaha

Or even a student plan, like if you provide proof of enrolment in a university or college, you get a special deal on your plan and pay less for the same features as a non-student.

When I worked at Walmart we all got special phone deals offered from various companies. If they teamed up with walmart why can't they team up with schools? :) Us students are broke haha.
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I already proposed this idea right here : http://community.koodomobile.com/kood...

Maybe if we can get enough +1's on it Koodo will start considering it.
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I think Koodo is doing great with customer service. They treat their customers as they should, like no other cell phone company does. However, I do believe since they brought their minimum plan up to 30 $ they should now be looking at other ways to attract customers. Doing this will attract customers that, once no longer in school, will remain with Koodo because they have had a pleasant experience.
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While I'm not disputing student incentives would be nice, but as a student myself I just want to say that students don't need a cell phone to stay in touch. Sure it's the most convienet option but most schools that I've been to do have free internet/computer labs, and then there's the really old school method of letters or landlines.

I would actually argue a student needs a computer more than a cell phone, which can help with the keeping in touch anyway.
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Nowdays I have seen 1 student that doesn' have a phone :P
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Yeah I'm not saying they don't/shouldn't have them. Just saying you could easily get by without one (thus it's not a need)
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I completely agree with Jorden its a luxury not a necessity, sometimes you have to learn to go without while trying to achieve something or better yourself such as schooling.
I dont think koodo should offer any discounts for students, Elderly, Military, or any other group of ppl as I don't see anyone being more special than anyone else and everyone should be treated the exact same.
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John Lee

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Student discounts would be awesome but Koodo already offers a lot of discounts usually.
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Yes Koodo does offer discounts, if you bring an unlocked phone in or buy the phone upfront Koodo gives you 10% off your monthly bill :) !
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Another option is trying prepaid.

If you just want unlimited texting, then it's $15/month, ($25 if you want local E/W free at 7) and then buy the 500 min Canada-wide booster (comes out to $.05/minute in Canada LD calls) for $25. The great thing about boosters is that as long as your base plan is maintained, they don't expire until you've used it all up.
I love this Idea. As a student with little money I'm always looking for deals on things. |If Koodo could do this I know a lot of friends who would switch without a moments thought.
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Moto G free on Tab S with $29 plan and $50 gift card for new acts at Mobile Shop? Hard to beat that for a student, to be honest with you. Sure it doesn't have data... so if you want, you can go up to $37, which is still "student pricing" as far as I'm concerned. And then there's always Koodo prepaid, which can be very effective if managed properly.
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Koodo is already one of the most affordable and is the most recommended carrier in Canada so even without Koodo doing anything extra your friends should be looking to Koodo for their mobile service needs.
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I also completely forgot about the referral program... If you do it, both you and your friend who switches get a $25 Tab credit! Go to koodoreferral.com to get started :)
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One of most-recommended carriers, yes, but Koodo's prices are closer to the least affordable plans in Canada rather than most affordable.
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Good idea.
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I totally agree and I posted a similar idea but no one has replied yet. Its funny no phoning company in Canada has a good offer for university and high school students! They exists all over Europe though and in the United States

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