Temporary add data to a plan?

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I have a data plan with Koodo but I'm travelling and I require more data for the next month or two. Is there anyway to temporarily add data to my plan?
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kyle

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Posted 1 year ago

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Sophia, Mobile Master

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Are you traveling within Canada? Once you reach your data limit, you should get an offer to buy more data, Kyle
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I am travelling in Canada and I have been offered but it's only at 100mbs a time and I am going to need a lot more than that. I was hoping there was a way to get a larger amount like a couple of gigs. I thought the boosters might work but I think they are just for prepaid plans right?
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Yes, the  boosters are for prepaid, but you should have the option to purchase at least 1 GB of data when you hit your limit.  You could also purchase a larger plan for the duration of the trip, then fall back to a smaller plan for the rest of the year.
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@David
Switching plans doesn't make sense since she may have some good Legacy Plan. It is not worth to lose it for extra data.

Although it is true that you can purchase at least 1GB of data when you hit your limit  but if it happened at the end of you bill cycle you are paying for data that may never be used fully. I know that you can choose for example 100mbs but if you do this few times it is more expensive per MB than 1GB. Overages are even more expensive.
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Switching plans may well make sense, depending on the OP needs. The OP indicates the need for a lot more data than is normally consumed. I doubt the $20 per GB is a barrier for the OP.
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Switching to an in-market plan may convince some subscribers to switch carriers, especially if their tab buy-out is running low, or they can get big enough new activation incentives from the other guys.
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Sounds like the customer has a fairly newish plan since they seem to have shock free data.  Before shock free data, any additional data is charged at the overage rate.

Kyle, do you have a plan with shock free data?
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@kyle
Unfortunately it is tough out there and here for Monthly Users that in general don't use a lot of data but occasionally need it. They are caught in between those that don't use data at all and can easily find prepaid plan on Koodo with good savings or heavy data users on more expensive plans but with lower cost per MB. 
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I suggest Koodo should offer data add-ons, otherwise they may lose customers to competitors such as Virgin Mobile, who lets you add 1 GB data as an add-on to prevent overage charges.
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@ Mayumi

I consider myself fairly new to this Forum and still learning to navigate it properly but if someone more experienced than me could post it as an idea and frame it in a convincing way I will be more than willing to back it up.
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@Mayumi: even if the data add-on expires at end of billing cycle, just being able to add it and pay less than overage rates is worth it.

@Jan: I don't shop at malls, making Virgin's member benefits useless to me. But their plans for long-time customers can get super cheap, especially when leveraging data add-ons :D

Koodo's great for those who upgrade very frequently or rarely. Upgrade frequently and get activation credits towards the tab. Upgrade rarely and after the 24 month mark, the tab charge falls off the bill.

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@ Jan Hope
Just choose New Post at the top of the page, and follow the steps to post an idea.
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Jan Hope

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Thanks @ David I will try to do it within next couple of days unless someone within the community and having the same concern as me will do this earlier. 
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Hate to revive an old thread. Gonna create a new one as an idea with some pricing from Virgin Mobile to draw a proper comparison...