The future of Koodo?

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So, Mobilesyrup has announced that Koodo's revamping it's tab system which will be unveiled and effective April, 19th.

The article is here if you'd like a read:
http://mobilesyrup.com/2015/04/03/koo...

Now, I want to ask for the Koodo community's opinion on this issue as I'm conflicted between whether I want to stay with this carrier or perhaps try something else like Virgin. Do you guys think that this new tab system would be more cost-effective than it already is now? Is it worth sticking around? Because I did truly like Koodo, I'm just not quite clear on whether the direction they plan to take is valuable or suitable for myself personally. So I guess I'm just wondering if others feel the same, or if they see this as a great opportunity - need some clarification.

Thanks.
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Well, first of all to answer your question of what provider to choose: Canada being the way it is, you can bet your boots that when one carrier announces a new system, the others will follow swiftly. The status quo has to be maintained :P

Second, none of us know exactly what is going to happen, those leaks are all we fellow customers can go by. I'm not unhappy with more clarity in the actual cost of your phone vs your plan, however Canada being the way it is, you can bet your boots that in the end, the carriers will not be satisfied with LESS revenue.

All that said, if you are happy with your plan and Tab arrangement now, there is every indication that you will not be forced to change, so in that respect you're the winner. You can always change later, but if you don't want to, you're good forever - either way there might be less reason to change to Virgin than you think :)
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To add to the Sophia's awesome summary, at the end of the day, like most things, it will come down to your own personal experience and whether you are happy with what you get from koodo relative all the others. It does look like that over and over again koodo seems to rise to the top when it comes to asking people who they are the most happy with. Just the other day the CRTC released data proving that yet again although in reverse. The phone company with the least complaints is koodo:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report...
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I hope all these changes are for the better. Carriers need to position themselves for a wave of renewals when the CRTC June deadline approaches

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/t1...
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-o...
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What do you mean position themselves? I don't think much changes just because there are more renewals. When the dust settles everyone will still want a cellphone so all that will happen is a simple game of musical chairs. Every carrier will have customers who will say 'hey maybe this is an opportunity to look elsewhere' and maybe even decide to move on. At the end each company will end up with some of others' customers. And we are back to square one.
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I disagree. I see it in MB with Rogers' $70 10GB plan
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Tiny,tiny market. That and SK. You will not see that plan in ON. Guaranteed. Rogers would bleed even more if they were to do that.
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I doubt they will just remove the amount owing for existing tabs, and I don't think they can force people to pay their tab amount, so that means they will have to keep the current tab customers as they are.

But what happens when those tabs reach $0? I am hoping to change to the 10% off. I'm wondering if I'll still be able to do that with my existing plan or if I can run my tab up to +$150?

I doubt the new plans will be better than the ones from two years ago. The pessimistic side of me wonders if this is a way to raise grandfathered plans by 10% by getting rid of the tab benefit.
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I don't they will take away the ability for existing customer to collect positive tab. And i'm pretty sure new customers on new plans will still be able to get positive tab if they refer people. Unless koodo decides that their refer a friend program is not tab based anymore.

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