What's your opinion on the new plans?

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Just noticed Koodo has new plans until May 13th. Seems they have listened once again!!
Where do you people stand on these plans?

https://shop.koodomobile.com/plans/pl...
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Posted 5 years ago

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They look just like the old one except it got a little more expensive. $75 for 3GB? thats not even good, like if you get $60 and you went over 1GB its $5/500mb. So if I use 3GB on $60 its $80. If I choose the $75, I will only save $5. Plus, there are probably some months where I wont use 3GB.

In my opinion the $75 is useless. I wish they have like an $80 with 5GB of Data.
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That would make more sense
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Would be nice if they were to offer the double the data on the $75 plan as well...

Although I am still waiting for them to double the minutes on my $60 plan... :-)
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Interestingly, you could get the $75 plan for $70 by getting the $60 promo and paying $10 for the overage to 3Gig; they probably should've saved the introduction of the $75 plan until after the promotional period. Just looks silly.

Anyhow, you are getting more stuff, both minutes and data, for the extra $'s, so they are still great deals. However, I think for a lot of people who are light data and minutes users, the $30 was a nice cutoff where you can get a reasonable amount of both (like myself, I use mostly wifi and non-cell calling during the day). I would've prefered the $30 promo stayed along with these.
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Not bad, although I think the same about the $75 plan. As it is right now, it's useless. Make it 5GB though, and we'd be talking. Or maybe keep it as it is with 3GB, but halve overages like $2.50/500MB ($5/GB) so those who want 5GB could in theory get the remaining 2GBs for $10 overage ($85/month... whoa, getting high, still better than Telus' $100 one though).
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Anyone remember this comment from a couple of weeks ago?

TopperCNC 15 days ago
Yeah, I hear you. There is no way I'd pay $100 for any kind of cellphone service for a single line. If Koodo had a plan like the one from Videotron, even if it was more expensive like $70 or $75, I'd jump on it. But it ain't happening since Koodo knows what I want better than myself, a little bit Steve Jobs-like at times.
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Timo: You need to compare apples with apples. I said "If Koodo had a plan like the one from Videotron, even if it was more expensive like $70 or $75, I'd jump on it." Bear in mind though, that the Videotron plan (at $55 mind you) has unlimited USA calling along with 3GB of data. Does the Koodo $75 plan allow unlimited USA calling?....... Yeah, that's what I thought. So no, the plan is not identical, so the price ($75) isn't justified. Koodo needs to add value to the $75 plan, or make it cheaper, because as it is *right now at the moment*, it still lags behind in its value. No offense, but your reply sounded like "well, look who's talking now". I still mean no offense, but there are differences between Videotron's and Koodo's plan. If Koodo brought out a plan *IDENTICAL* to the one Videotron is offering, then yeah, I'd pay even as much as $75 for it.
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The new plans are nothing special imo, in fact, they're getting awfully close to what you'd get with bell or rogers, without the conveniences of being able to add the "premium" services.

Rogers
$63 taxes in
Unlimited Canada wide mins
2GB Shareable Data
Voicemail
Call Display
Unlimited SMS & MMS
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I still think the $60 Koodo plan is a *little* bit better. It's $3 cheaper and overages are $0.01/MB instead of their $0.015/MB. But they do have shareable data, which I believe lets you have a second SIM for your tablet/mifi/whatever.
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Yeah the Koodo plan is still slightly better on paper, but when you factor in that rogers lets you add streaming TV, International travel packs, visual voicemail, etc etc., their plans have better overall value imo. You're essentially paying $3 per month to access these services at your convenience, whereas with Koodo these services aren't even an option.
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Agreed. In the places I travel to though, the Bellus network cannot be beat (live in Sherbrooke, travel to eastern Quebec many times a year). I have a Petro-Can SIM with UMB addon in my 3G Nexus7 and the Rogers network has almost no presence there. My Koodo phones on the other hand have signal *almost* everywhere (some rough patches, but mostly in the clear). So in my own personal case, Koodo/Virgin would be the only choices (and since Bell won't ever get a penny from me, that leaves Koodo only!)
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I don't like the new plans at all... up to yesterday I was fretting and fretting whether to take the $30 double promo plan, only thing that stopped me is that I have so much booster minutes/data left... but the fact that the cheap plans are gone is really strange. Unless Koodo is trying to promote Prepaid more, in that case, I'm happily staying put :D
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it doesn't help Blackberry users who want a cheap plan and occasional data use (you can't use the BB9320 on prepaid and get a data booster). Fortunately, I managed to sign up for the $20 plan a few weeks ago (it lets me use my 9320 with flex data)
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Well I like to see plans with more data/unlimited mins, I agree these don't have that "wow" factor.

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