Why are Koodo travel roaming plans so much more expensive than Telus.

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Why are Koodo travel roaming plans so much more expensive than Telus. Aren't you essentially the same company? As far as I can see, it will cost me $75 to get a texting/data/calling package from Koodo but it would have only cost me $25 through Telus. I'm travelling to the US from Canada for 17 days.
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Allan, Mobile Master

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Koodo has cheap plans, Telus has cheap US Roaming. If both the companies offered the same things than there would be no point to have two companies.

I've heard some say the expensive roaming charhes help keep Koodo's plans cheaper but Im not sure if thats a valid reason or not.
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If you can get by on the limited minutes, texts, and data of Telus' $25 travel plan, it is a good deal, however Koodo's $75 and Telus' $80 plan are very close.
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I could probably get by with the $25 Telus plan, but I'm with Koodo, so don't I then need a Koodo travel plan?
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Yes, you would need a Koodo travel plan, unless you switch to Telus.
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Am I missing something Ricky? The $25 Telus add-on comes with only 50mb of data. The Koodo one (30 day add-on) comes with 750mb. You get unlimited minutes with the Koodo one not with the Telus one and so on.
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Yes, I realize there is more to the Koodo plan, but I don't need all of that. The Telus $25 plan would have been sufficient, but there doesn't seem to be an option for a plan with less data, etc. that will last for 17 days. Looks like I'll have to bite the bullet and pay the $75 as I'm not interested in switching back to Telus. Thank-you for all the input.
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If such small usage is required you can just pay the pay per use rates in the us. $5/100 texts, $1.50/min, $5/20MB.
As well you could pick up a prepaid sim in the us.

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