Unlimited data

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Change the data plan to unlimited data.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Lots of requests, but unfortunately I don't think that's gonna happen. :( If you want a lot of data, there is wind mobile although their coverage isn't great in Canada.
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That entirely depends on where you live and travel on a regular basis.
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very true :)
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Some random Mobile Master, Mobile Master

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The more we ask for this, Quazi, the less likely we are to get it. To ask for something is simply keeping demand up, and you what high demand commands...... yup, high prices! Ask any recent homebuyer, and hear what they have to say.

Native SMS and minutes were in low demand for a long time, so that's why we have unlimited buckets of each (because even though unlimited, demand is low and so is usage). If everyone on unlimited minutes plans started to use 5000 minutes every month, you can be sure that 2-3 months down the line, those unlimited plans would be gone!

The only way to get more data for our money?? Stop using it, or buy less, to lessen the demand :oP (I know it sounds counterproductive, but that's really what it comes down to).
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Unlimited mobile data will never happen. Too much money to be made.
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Chris Petersens

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I would say too much money to be lost as well. Phone companies that offer Internet for homes would suddenly find no need for their services.:-)
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We all know there were several people who tethered their entire family on the $10 unlimited browsing add-on that was offered by SpeakOut, and when SO finally set a 2GB cap (and now only offers regular data plans), the feathers hit the fan in some well known forums.

If abuse is possible, people will abuse... simple as that. And I bet there will be a few who come in after me who argue that it wasn't abuse, since SO offered UNLIMITED data - conveniently forgetting that you had to root, jailbreak, and change proxies to get full data instead of just some limited browsing. Been there, seen that :)
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There are a ton of video gamers that would never use a mobile data connection for gaming. Plus people still have a wired modem, so wireless wouldn't be an option.
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Steve

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So gamers wouldn't use it due to the latency. Got it... but how is that relevant?
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@Chris:

You could still call it unlimited despite throttling, because there'd be no overage fees. You don't get cut off completely - only if you're a bandwidth hog.
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Go like the wind
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I say just throttle it back after a certain amount of data is used (until tomorrow). Yes, that means that Koodo has to invest in the equipment to do this but it also means they would then have something most other carriers don’t have and would be able to offer pseudo “unlimited” data to their customers who could have no fear of any overage charges and their data would always keep working (fast enough to get email after you pass the limit but not fast enough for much more, like being a drain on the network). The 3rd world carriers all do this because morbidly poor people can’t afford overage charges and the carriers don’t want to get calls from people who have data that isn't working at all.
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To me it's not unlimited if it's slowed down the point I can't use it. Might as well just turn it off once I hit my limit and keep things as is at that rate.
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Then you simply wouldn't want to subscribe to such a service, many others wouldn't mind that at all. I would love it as I would keep data turned on all the time and even if I ever reached the point of being throttled back it would still keep the email flowing and I would never have to worry about overage charges.

In fact I wish they would offer a super slow data speed plan from the start that really isn't useful for anything other than email like Petro Canada prepaid does.
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No one would use a super slow data connection.
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Friend of mine does, he has Petro Canada -- too slow for Google maps, works great for email. If I could have the same I would so I guess my name is Mr. No one :)
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Kane: different folks with different needs. I would like an unlimited, slower one if it was available. All I really use my data for (realistically) is email, FB, GMaps and that kinda stuff. I can't remember the last time I used my phone to play a video on YouTube, so for me (and probably many others too) a slow, unlimited access would be just fine.

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