Who thinks koodo is getting too expensive and offering less?

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Im lucky to still have the plan I do.  Details are below.
CAN Data 400MB 400min $39.00
5pm Evenings & Weekends
Additional data $5/250MB Data 400MB
Unlimited SMS and MMS
Tab Charge $5.00
Total monthly and other charges ............................................................. $44.00
I just wish they would appreciate my loyality and length of time ive been with them and not force me to change my entire plan when all I want is to add a little bit more data... I would like it up to 1 gig nothing fancy but they dont offer that because they want me to lose my awesome plan.  Kinda sad that loyalty doesnt seem to pay.  It pays to jump ship and switch carriers, the new guy offers you so much to get your new business...
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Well Dider, the fact is every single carrier is like this now. If you had this plan with any other carrier and you wanted to up your data, you'd have to change plans. That's the point of having different plans with different data amounts.

If you want to use more data without changing your plan, use your overage rate. Each plan has its own specific overage rate which you can see yours in self-serve under plan details.

If you want to switch to another company, that's your choice but threatening to do so won't get you anywhere here in terms of getting what you want, so do it or don't but nothings going to change if you switch; you'll still have to always change plans anytime you want to up your data amount. Sure you may get a gift card when you sign up but again every carrier does that with new customers to attract them. You're one of those people who fall for it, no big deal but once you sign up, there will be nothing more after. As with every other company.
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Which new guy offers you more, at same price your presenty paying at Koodo?


I think all Carriers Plans are over priced and it seems like once a month, media reminds Canadians that we pay to much, for so little.


This conversation is a repeated pattern and next we will hear the word "compitiiton" suggesting there is none, except in Quebec and Saskatchewan and another province or 2.


To suggest that rates are lower in some provinces that has one or two carriers more, than the status quo big three , is naively faulted and illogical.


When golf is played in solitary, it is a game of compitiiton to beat your last score. Add a second child to a family unit, you create compitiiton, family dynamic compitiiton. By adding a second variety store across the road, from the first store, you've created compitiiton.


The fact that you have Canada's 3 largest Telecommunications Companies that DOES NOT COMPETE between themselves, suggests anything and everything, other than the argument of "COMPITIITON".
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I think the big question is "Compared to who?". I'm curious which other carrier offers more. Just like the cost of everything else we use on a daily/monthly basis, prices go up over time. Do prices go up more than they need to? Who knows, but if you want a carrier is who expanding networks, improving offerings, giving more perks.....your going to also get the carrier that needs to raise prices to pay for all those things. At the end of the day it sounds like you want more but just don't want to pay for it.

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In the retail sector Canadian Customer pays more, for less base usage. And right here at home, especially noted between Ontario/Quebec.

Yes just like everything else, everything costs more, everywhere in Canada EXCEPT Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec Telecom Infrastructures. Good point.
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When you put it like that your right.  I was just a little mad they dont contribute to that tab anymore.  But the money they save by not doing that they are reinvesting in the company as you said.  They kinda offered that as a start up but for a long time. They have come along way from having year old phones for example to the brand new ones almost right away.
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I personnel do not fin it gets more expensive, but I live in QC with 34$ for 1Gb. So I better not say too much since you guy will hate me
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Quebec competition is great - 1 gb plan went from $43 to $38 to $35 to $34 all within 4 months - waiting for $30 now.
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Of course prices are better in QC.

Infrastructure and labor costs are way cheaper in QC than ON.

In ON all we do is bitch and complain that we expect to get SOMETHING for NOTHING, despite all the rising costs.

ON only had 3 competitors. Wind, PC and mobility thats 2 out of 3 that went bankrupt.

QC has 2 competitors that do well at the very least.

Read the above, it gives you a sense of the logic, why ON prices are higher than Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec.
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On another note.
Youre not that lucky to have the plan that you do. its only another dollar to bump up to 500minutes and 500mb you are actually on one of the more lame plans.
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If you want to double your data and then some to 1gb, then im assuming you go over quite a bit.

Lets be real for a second.
If you even go over by a little bit your plan becomes $44 for 400 minutes and 650mb.
for ONE dollar more your plan could be 750 minutes and 750 mb.
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Yah your absolutely right I just want to make sure it doesn't affect my koodo contribution
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No I was correct in keeping the plan I have. If I switch to the new rate plan yes it will be 1 dollar more for 500 mb and 500 minutes but I'd have to completely pay my tab off in order to do that. And I would lose koodo contribution for ever and end up paying every month for 2 years when I got a new phone. And I'd end up paying the rest of my tab myself. This way I'll keep my plan continue to allow koodo to pay 15% of my monthly bill towards my tab. And that's not all, if I stay the same and my tab is paid off koodo will continue to credit my tab upwards of 150 in the green which I can use towards the purchase of my next phone. By doing it my way I will save somewhere in the area of 300 dollars over time. And I no longer go over my monthly data as I have wifi. But it is nice knowing that if I do go over I have 250 mb for 5 dollars. So yah my way is the wisest and best penny pinching way lol.
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That contribution is a direct result of you overpaying for your plan though.
The contribution on a 39 dollar plan is $5.85
It's going to take you over 2 years after you pay off your tab (26 months to be exact) to acquire that positive tab balance of 150.

You sure this is the way to go?
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I don't often pay more than what my monthly plan is priced at I mean I've gone over in data a couple times by mistake. So why would I throw away the koodo contribution? I will keep this phone for quite some time. And why change my plan to get extra minutes that I'll never use and again just throw away koodos contribution?
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I'm on the same $39 plan as you and it is a good deal compared to the pricing of the new plans.  Your idea to keep it as long as possible is smart.  If you include overages (250MB for $5) we get 900MB of data for $49.  With Koodo's new plans it would cost $50/month to get 850MB of data and that's with no tab contribution from Koodo.  They try to justify the new TAB format by saying the new plans are priced lower, but compared to their old plans the savings just don't add up.

If I was to get a new phone (Moto G) and plan I'd be paying an extra dollar to get a plan that has less data AND $10 a month for the new phone.  So that'd be an extra $11/month out of my pocket to get less data but a new phone.  As much as I'd like to get the newest version of the Moto G, I don't need it so I'll stick with my current plan and the old tab system.

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yeah...i have been with koodoo for almost 8 years now. their prices are getting higher and phone selection is getting worse. im looking at windmobile and i like what i see. i no longer have a tab with koodo for either of my 2 accounts. once my coverage area gets the upgrade at wind mobile....i think im cancelling koodoo and moving to wind...unless koodoo works really hard to keep my business!
oh yes...everything is negotiable!!

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