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KOODO, needs to offer a student plan and school time is approaching!! be up with the compensation! like all the other companies
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Posted 5 years ago

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What sort of features would you like in a "Student" Plan & what price?
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I haven't seen many other student plans from the other companies... Rogers and Bell give you an extra 1GB of data on some plans and Rogers will give you $5 off your monthly rate plan (with a SOC code manually entered DURING activation and NOT after) but it's only on all plans that already have 1GB. The "Smart picks" plan for $70 has 1GB of data (so you'll get 2 now), but here's the issue:

First of all, $70/month is way to high to be in a student's price range unless mommy and daddy are paying for it, and 2nd, that plan is only available on select phones, so that eliminates premium devices like the S4, HTC One, iPhone 4S/5, Z10/Q10, and so on. The plans for those types of phones start at $70 and only have 250 MB, which again is not in a typical student's price range so it's dumb.
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$50 is the max for any "student-oriented" plans, in my opinion.
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The $39 promo... now THAT was a student plan.
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yeah!! no no more.. koodo is just like the others... un affordable
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It can be affordable. You just can't expect them to give you the moon for a quarter, man.
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Why can't I edit my post? I needed to change some things... apparently their "smart picks" plans start at $50 and you'll get double data (bringing it to 400MB) and 150 Canada-wide minutes, plus you'll get $5 off for being a student... so that's actually not too bad. It's still only on select devices though.
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you can't edit a post after someone replies to you
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i really hope Koodo has sale again..
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Well the good thing is that you can switch to any promotional plan that's advertised. You can actually change your plan once a month.

Also something to consider is have you checked any retailers on in store promotions for activation? Mobile Shop has a back to school scratch and win event where you can potentially earn up to $200 in PC gift cards...
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Not everyone looking for a good plan is necessarily a new activation. Many customers just want a better plan, like me and are not interested in lame gift card promotions for gift cards that are only for new customers
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I'm currently satisfied my plan but I can't seem to boast about Koodo's plans and promotions like I did before since there really aren't any.
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Why is there offer only in Quebec?!
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This plan is so good I grabbed it yesterday. I'm still keeping my prepaid plan, but this specific plan ($50 unlm voice+SMS / 1GB) brought me back to postpaid. And the SIM-only discount makes it $45 in my case. Really, all that for $45, I never thought I'd see something like this again. It really should be offered in all provinces though.
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Topper --> I though you wanted a lot of data or nothing, what changed your mind ? :P
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I still do, but recently I've been traveling quite a bit more, so the unlm voice comes in handy ALONG with the 1GB data. The unlm voice $50 plan alone would not have made me come back to postpaid, but the same plan with an included 1GB at $45 (10% BYOD discount) kinda made sense. I've been dataless for some time now... and you know what happens when you spend any amount of time without something you crave :D

I'm not sure I'll keep the plan when I'm done using that much voice minutes though (gotta love No Tab option). When I'm back to regular schedule, I may simply drop the plan and continue with my prepaid line, I still dunno. Right now I have 2 active lines, I'm keeping my prepaid line because I don't want to lose my voice booster. Aaaaannnnnddddd there's also the fact that I have many spare phones that felt lonely, lol! No really, I'll see when I'm done calling so much. For now though, I'm rocking dual phones :P (yeah I know.... completely ridiculous!)

EDIT: Just realized I did not even answer your question, lol! I probably won't do much in terms of data use, likely simply email and little browsing. What I want buckets of data for is Play Music to stream my music and TuneIn Radio because my workplace doesn't mind people listening to the radio, but the concrete walls are so thick they block FM almost entirely, so reception is poor. That, with a couple videos on the side, eats up data quickly.
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When you'll get used again to data you won't be able to come back to an only voice and text plan. :P 1 gb is still "affordable" on prepaid unless you call a lot like you do.
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Yeah, having data is VERY convenient... But the thing that makes me fume is having to "compromise"... I've never been a compromise kinda guy, and having to just alienates me and makes me prefer to go without (well, it had up to a couple of days ago).

We'll see what happens. I figure if I do just the basics I'll use about 200MBs in a month. It's the other 5.8GBs that I want though :P

We all know it's not happening anyway, so no reason to be upset over this. I will probably stick with my prepaid line once all this work overtime is done though. We'll see!
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Why is Koodo so discrimitive?
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They're not. Like I said, if any promotions pop up, you can grab a new plan.
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I hope we can get back the old cheap koodo
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Probably won't happen. There's a reason why it was cheaper before, and that was because the old Tab was a really long term disguised as no contract.

15% contribution and 24 month guarantee means Koodo is writing off Tabs faster, and they need to make up that money somewhere else... it comes out to rate plan.
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Why does Koodo not have sale when needed?
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I've seen many of your posts Andy, and from the looks of it, Koodo doesn't live up to your expectations. So my question to you is: why are you staying?
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Alright kid if all you're going to do is complain here I suggest you leave. I'll bring you some cheese to go with your whine...
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First of all I m not a kid, second of all, am I the only one who is complaining?! Look at others who want student deals.. And promotions.. I bet it's not only me.... And if Koodo can listen to its customers... Maybe the comparing will stop?
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It's about beating a dead horse Andy. All your posts are almost exactly the same, we kind of get your point you know, there is no need to rinse & repeat over and over again. That is the gripe people are starting to have Andy.
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I think the thing about you, Andy, your complaints are incessant. We regulars read your posts over... and over.... and over............ same thing............ ever since your long thread which you also attempted to artificially keep alive.

Koodo too reads these forums posts, ALL of them, and after your 3rd or so post we got what you were trying to say. My advice too is, drop it son... honestly you are no longer helping your case and most of us have closed our ears to your repetitions now.

PS you can't force anybody (hopefully not even your parents) to change their mind simply by nagging them...... IF you are indeed not a kid, you SHOULD know this :)
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While Koodo they have the $55 unlimited Plan now here in Manitoba.
That a crazy deal. Unlimited long distance, Unlimited Text, Call Display, VoiceMail included with 5GB of Data..... Bring your own device for 10% off make it $49.50
+tax a month. I never seen any deal crazier then that.
Went to the store got one already lol

I heard they have the $5 off student deal but the rep told me they don't. :(
While if I can get the $5 student discount off too it will make the plan prefect !! :D
I guess we can't be too greedy
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Speaking of Student Plans, what does Koodo offer Seniors?
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Koodo has no plans specific to ANY age demographic...
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Only region specific lol
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^ LOL omg
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mattjs has a point though :P really.... No discrimination regarding age (which is alright in my book) but some regarding location (international notwithstanding).... yeah, lol!
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This community has no impact on Koodo company at all, complete bs community
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This community can impact Koodo's decisions with good, simple ideas here and there, especially in terms of customer service, some bells and whistles perhaps, but if you expect a bunch of opinions on a community forum to sway their strategic business decisions, you are out to lunch, plain and simple.

The only thing that will sway those decisions are sales, not a bunch of people saying "pretty please, with a cherry on top". If plans do well, they stay, if they don't, they are changed. That's how it is everywhere. You claim you are not a kid, but don't seem to grasp the most basic of business principles.

If you find better deals elsewhere, I encourage you to take your business there. If you find this community unsatisfactory, nobody is forcing you to stay. I think people have been fair and patient with you.
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Very well said Humberto! The more I read your posts, the more I like 'em :D
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It's clear that Andy has no real point in creating this thread other than asking troll questions.

I think at this point, the thread should be closed. Questions & statements like:

"This community has no impact on Koodo company at all, complete bs community "

"Why is Koodo so discrimitive? "

are completely un-needed. Mobile Masters, maybe you can determine if the thread should be closed and alert the appropriate Employee moderators.
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I'm sure that will be done once it become clear that reasoning alone won't help :) Let's see what happens first :)
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This reminds me of my gf when she doesn't get what she wants. I lol'd
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The idea was to inject a little humour. Mission accomplished, lol!
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Now that I'm fully awake, good job, sir hahaha
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Wasn't expecting to join the ranks of knighthood, but thanks.
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Once you reach MM status rikkster, there's no turning back! Being knighted should just be the next logical step :D
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Huzzah!

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