What are the differences between these two plans?

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Hello, what are the differences between prepaid and monthly plans? I have a sim lock free iPhone 6s plus. I do not want to sign a contract. I am considering the following two plans. Please also let me know the differences. Thanks

Plan A:
https://www.koodomobile.com/rate-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_BodyMenu_Shop_Plans
$50/month 2GB, 500 minutes, unlimited messaging

and

Plan B:
https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-plans

I recall that about 2 months ago, there was a promotion for doubling the data. Will there be such an offer within the next four weeks? When will the doubling data promotion for Plan A end?

Also, for these two plans, do I have to activate the service on the same day I sign up? If not, for how long can I delay the activation? The reason I am asking is that I just paid to top up in another carrier.
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Robert, Mobile Master

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Hi there.

Plan A is postpaid. Meaning that you will need to pay 50$ a month whatever your usage is
Plan B is prepaid. so you have a base plan you choose and then you can add the boosters according to your usage.

Plan B might be cheaper if you're not using a lot of data and minutes, but if you're going to en up using the 2 GB you're better of with Plan A.

As for the promotions, there's no way to know if there is going to be any in the following weeks. Nor can we know when the promotions end unless it's written on Koodo's site. 

Activation can be made anytime with the prepaid (Plan B). But, if you want to take the promotional rate of Plan A, you need to activate it right away. If you wait, you might end up missing the promotion.

Hope to see you with Koodo soon
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Thanks Robert. I use about 1 GB of data/month. For Plan A, do I need to sign a contract? Am I right that if I sign up and do not find the service suitable, I just stop paying the next month?

Currently I am on Wind. I have missed some very important phone calls when I was in shopping malls and in some stores. I missed the double data promotion of Plan B. For Wind, I had about $15 left few days ago. The monthly fee is $40 but when I had to top up the service at the end of my monthly period, the staff asked me to pay $30 to continue the service. So, Plan B will be similar?

Koodo staff told me that I could continue to use the same phone number I have with Wind.  I suppose the companies are not connected. How come I can use the same phone number if I change to Koodo? How does it work?
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There are no fixed term contracts with Koodo, so you can leave any time you wish.

The CRTC mandated number portability some years ago, allowing consumers to port numbers between carriers. Don't cancel your plan with Wind before porting. The porting process will close your former account.
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You can en your service anytime you want. If you're prepaid you can just stop paying yes.

yes you can pay a small amount to keep it active but you need to pay whatever whatever minimum is to hav usage which in this case Koodo's cheapest bas prepaid plan is 15.

It's a mandated thing that you can transfer (the term use is "port) your number from carrier to carrier. They are not lock to individual Carriers. Make sure you call Koodo to initiate th porting process if you wish to keep your number.
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What about postpaid like Plan A? If I decide not to use the service, all I need to do is to stop paying?
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No you need to call and cancel. You will get a final bill for whatever part of the billing cycle you choose to cancel. You can do so immediately or any day you want.
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So, even there is no contract, I still need to call and cancel. There is no penalty to terminate the service anytime I want. Is that right? How long in advance do I have to make the notification?
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When you sign up for postpaid/monthly(Plan A), Koodo will run a credit check on you. It's  And you will receive  a bill every month for your service. 
That's why you need to call to cancel your monthly service. 
Stop paying your bills doesn't stop them send you bills.

No penalty for cancel your service :) 
And They don't need 30 days notice. You call them and request cancellation.
(If you don't request your cancellation date,it will set for the end of your billing cycle. So whenever the last day of your billing cycle is  when your service will stop)

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Thanks for the replies. As I just topped up my Wind account and there is no way of telling  when the promotion of Plan A will end, what is the best course of action if I want to move to Koodo? I guess if I switch to Koodo this week, I just waste the $30 I paid Wind few days ago. Giving that I use about 1G or slightly more and the double data promotion for Plan B is not available, is Plan A the best plan to use? In addition to the $50/month, do I have to pay some kind of activation fee or a sim card fee?
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Yes that's right.

500 is for both before 5pm after 8am.

The first is for texting and you have no limits on times while the other is for calls a there's time limits for unlimited calling.

Lol let's say that 1G is a lot worse than wind's slow days but I get the feeling. Wind does not yet have 4G actually. However there will be no issues with Koodo with regard to the network quality. It's really good and the iPhone you got should have no issues. Did you get it from Apple? You can always check willmyphonework.net but I don't expect compatibility issues.
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So, it does not matter whether I am the sender or receiver of calls/messages? For example, if somebody play around by calling me many times and sending me lots of messages, as a receiver, will the 500 minutes/2G be deducted from my side?


I got it from Apple HK. So, it is sim lock free.
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The 500 minutes is incoming and outgoing calls while you are in Canada. Text Messages is completely free no matter what to/from any number in the world in Canada. When you're outside of Canada it;s onyl free incoming text messages.
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So, as long as I talk on the phone, the 500 minutes limit get deducted.
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Correct, except during unlimited evening and weekend periods, which don't count.
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There are no activation fees with postpaid, but if you're doing a postpaid SIM-only activation, I believe the SIM itself is $5.
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Not sure if it makes a difference to you or not, but I wanted to add that postpaid plans allow you to roam outside of Canada with your koodo plan while prepaid plans currently do not. (extra fees do apply).
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When I sign up for the service (in this case Plan A), what documents do I need to present? I suppose I don't need to give out credit card information. Am I right? How about driver license? When I signed up for Wind, they asked for driver license. I don't know the reason for getting my driver license and it made me feel uncomfortable to provide such information.
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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This page pretty much covers everything you'll need:
http://help.koodomobile.com/getting-s...
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I got a sheet from a koodo staff. There is an option of $55, 2GB (on promotion), unlimited Canada-wide, Unlimited Text&Picture Messaging. Don't know why this option is not listed on the Koodo homepage where Plan A is listed. Based on my usage, is this or Plan A better? Right now I am sharing my phone with a family member who make phone calls a lot. The phone usage in the near future will probably be less than that in the past three months.
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Your minutes usage from Wind included day time, evenings and weekend?

Koodo's $50 promo plan includes 500 daytime minutes(between 8am to 5pm).
If you go over your minutes, then there will be overage charge of $0.5/min.
If your usage from wind was mostly daytime, then $55 unlimited minutes plan would be better.

Good thing about Koodo is that you can change your plan through self serve once per billing cycle if you see better promo/deal. 
Or when your usage changed (more/less minutes or data), you can change your plan if you want.
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Thanks for the info. Just checked the records quickly. Looks like on average phone
usages took place evenly throughout the day.
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I'd go with the $55 plan. If you ever do go over on the $50 plan, you'd hit $5 in overage charges after only 10 minutes. I think the added peace of mind is worth $5 a month.
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For this plan, how much per minute does it cost to make international phone call? I suppose if I do it during the daytime, the 500 daytime minutes will also be deducted.
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The rate depends on the country you're calling. You can look up the country specific rates here:
http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-...
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And yes, your minutes will be deducted if you make those calls during the day time :) 
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Thank you all!