What is the largest data package available?

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I just got a new house and I do not want to buy home internet. What is the largest data plan available from Koodo?
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Jeffrey Hearn

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Looks like 8GB with a 3GB bonus for 2 years for new activation or buying a phone.

If you get a phone on tab large/xlarge you can get a 10GB plan with 3 GB bonus.

https://www.koodomobile.com/rate-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_Plans
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Suggest you reconsider. I have many friends in US retirement communities who are not big gamers or surfers with bigger allotments (10 gig and up) who are constantly bumping their heads over that sort of limit.
Those plans can be fine if you limit yourself to mobile devices, but don't think that tethering your phone to stream Netflix to your HD TV or even a loptop will go easy on the mobile data budget. Most household electronics will consume 3-9 times the amount of data as your phone for a similar connection.
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It is absolutely cheaper to get any home internet plan than the biggest data option available with Koodo. Rogers and Telus have wireless internet with larger caps in certain areas but they are rather expensive and only make sense if you have no other viable option.
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Agree with Bob and Goran--unless you are an extremely light internet user at home, I don't think it makes sense at this point in time to go fully mobile data.  Bear in mind too that if you were using WiFi internet at home in the past, you were not using up your mobile data bucket during those times.  If you go fully mobile, you will be drawing from mobile data using your phone at home on top of any other uses (gaming consoles if any, netflix to Apple TV or Chromecast etc, Google Home/Alexa/HomePod, smart appliances, etc etc etc).

You may want to look back at your data usage history with your previous home internet provider.  I live on my own and am a "medium-to-slightly-heavy" user.  I stream some YouTube (480p/1080p) daily but nothing excessive, I work from home 2-3 days a week, I watch the odd Netflix show here and there (1080p), app updates on the phone regularly, stuff like that.  And I still manage to use around 80-140 GB per month.  If I had a spouse and a couple of kids, I could easily see that pushing well into the 300-500GB range.
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Typical landline internet caps are around 300 GB per month in my neck of the woods before overages kick in, or about 30x what a generous mobile data plan would be.
My landline installation was delayed by a day during a move last year, and 1 hour on my tethered laptop just checking emails, etc (no streaming or heavy graphics) came in at 100 MB of use.
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Thank you everyone.