Voice-free Plans

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Fairly priced plans that include data only, text only, or text and data. These would be great for the Deaf and those with hearing loss who can not use voice, and people who simply do not make phone calls. I know multiple people who have been searching for a good plan like this, and either cannot find it, or have to jump through hoops to get it.
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Leslie Lambe

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Chris Petersens

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They have it on their prepiad plans. $15 a month gets you unlimited text. Yo ucan add data separately.

http://koodomobile.com/en/on/plansand...
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That's the exact opposite of what I was referring to. 1) Was not talking pre-paid (though, I know I didn't specify). 2) It still has voice. 3) You have to add data.

Here's an example of what I meant:

For $52 you get unlimited calls (plus all the frills of having them - like voicemail), unlimited texts, and 1gb.

If I didn't need calls, why not offer me unlimited texts and the data for the price of the $42 plan? Or, keep it at $52, and upgrade me to 2.5gb data?

*Edited to see that it DOES NOT have voice at $15. Sorry. The rest of my points still stand, though.
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The prepaid option I suggested has no voice. :-) Add 1GB of data for $30. Total price is $40 per month for $2 less than what you though. Yes, it's prepaid but why is that a concern? Sign up for a preauthorized payment and off you go, you don't even have to worry about topping up.

You also get voicemail, although the messages would have to retrived via a landline phone.
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I'm all for a reasonable idea but please don't suggest unlimited data because it just won't happen. People who come here to suggest ideas they only seem to think about what *they* want and what *they* think is reasonable. To truly have an idea implemented, you need to look at it from every perspective and comprise so both sides are happy.
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I never said anything about unlimited data.

I did say: "If I didn't need calls, why not offer me unlimited texts and the data for the price of the $42 plan?" This said "the data," which was referring to the 1gb offered in that particular plan.
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Ah, ic. Be careful how you word things lol :P Easy mistake in such a sentence. None the less, my statement still applies as an overall general theme.
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Hi Leslie,

Don't be quick to snuff Chris' suggestion. What you are asking is EXACTLY part of prepaid, let me show you:

On prepaid, $45 will get you unlimited international texting and 1GB of data, granted, that is $3 more than you referred to. But it has no voice so I'm not sure what you are talking about...

Nice idea but I don't think you'll see data only plans on Koodo anytime soon... that's more part of the Big Three. Still, here's to hoping and all suggestions are welcome :)
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That is an interesting option, for sure. You are stuck with pre-paid, though. Which, for one thing, doesn't offer you a tab.
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Prepaid service is just as good as postpaid. Koodo doesn't pick on you just because you're not locked to a contract.

I agree on the stinks not having a tab part however. It'd be nice if koodo prepaid offered perks like some other prepaid carriers who shall remain nameless
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Agree with you there, Leslie! The Tab I can sort of understand why it's not offered, but I sure wish there was an International roaming add-on... especially USA.
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Well, nice to see discrimination brushed off so easily. Yes. Discrimination. People who literally CANNOT use your voice services are demoted to pre-paid, where the same level of services are NOT offered.

And more part of the "Big Three?" Koodo is OWNED by Telus. Give me a break.
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Discrimination? Wow...I don't even.......what?

That is a ridiculous accusation. Discrimination?? Give me a break...

Koodo does not and will not offer data-only/text-only services. If you do not like it, seek service elseware.

Data/text only services are not high enough in demand as well as Koodo not selling tablets is any make or model.
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Leslie, please explain how it's discrimination. If you're going to accuse a business of discrimination, you can at least elabtorate on how Koood is discriminating. How would someone not be able to use Koodo's voice services when they offer Post paid AND Pre Paid services, both of which include voice calling.
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-"People who literally CANNOT use your voice services are demoted to pre-paid"

Demoted ? You could have the postpaid if you want. You might not get the postpaid account, but it's because of different reasons. "Cannot use voice services" is not a reason.
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Koodo will provide you with service if you want, even if you are deaf. If you don't want their plan because it includes voice service you cant use, it's not Koodo that's guilty of discrimination, it's you.
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Okay, no. No, this is NOT discrimination. And, really I should know better.

What it is, is frustrating. There are millions of people in Canada who are deaf or have hearing loss. Not to mention people with disabilities that would require other accommodation, and no one seems to want to develop an inclusive customer service policy that would allow these people accessible services. At least not without ripping them off somehow.

I think not having a customer accommodation/inclusion policy is a disservice. But then, having one might be a little too much like the "big three."
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So what is wrong with going the prepaid route then? Prepaid starts with with just text messaging. $15/month for just texting(along with the other included features) is the best that you are going to get, at least from a Koodo standpoint.

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