Will there be Internet options thru Koodo for tablet usage anytime in the future?

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Internet stick plans?
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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It's been brought up before and nothing has ever come out of it yet. It's just not in their list of priorities right now but Koodo does listen to every suggestion... So who knows?
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Koodo has no plans presently from my understanding but things could very well change and nobody will know until it actually happens. Just keep an eye here and on koodo Facebook Page because that's where it will be announced should they choose to start offering such plans and or devices
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Keep in mind Koodo doesn't charge extra for tethering or hotspot use so you could always just setup a hotspot and use your Koodo Data for your tablet.
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What would happen if I put a Koodo phone SIM with data in a tablet? It's a bit of a waste of a phone plan but would it work at all or would I be billed extra? Currently I just use tethering and that works well when the phone is plugged in but tethering seems to use the battery a little quickly.

I've tried the tablet SIM in the phone and that didn't go so well ... Just over $7 for 2MB .... fortunately I didn't watch any YouTube videos or anything.
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From what I understand it won't work simply because Koodo servers won't recognize it as a phone. Koodo knows the imei of the device you're using. It's a no go if it's not a phone.
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Topical question! I have a Telus Internet hub for out at the cottage. We are closing up so I cancelled my Telus Internet. Then just for fun I took my SIM card out of my Koodo phone and stuck it in the Telus hub. The hub knew it was connected to Koodo with 4 bars signal on 4G but it just didn't connect to the internet. I tried some stuff but nothing worked.

Maybe if I had a few hours to call Tech support I could have gotten it to work but something tells me Koodo just doesn't allow this kind of thing. Who knows.

I've got an old iPad 1 around here somewhere that takes a SIM card. I'd have to trim up my Koodo SIM to make it fit. It's not hard - I've done it with a T-Mobile SIM for the wife's iPhone - but I don't have the time to go running around replacing SIM's just to try it out.

If you have a tablet that takes a standard size SIM, pop your Koodo phone SIM in give it a try - let us know if it works? For now tethering is your best bet.
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It's probably the same as if you moved your SIM to an unlocked phone, you have to mess with the APN settings to make data work. Likely the "Internet Hub" just needs it's APN settings adjusted for Koodo.
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Koodo needs data only (no voice) plans for this and soon!

Lots of people have alarm panels, tablets and other devices with no need for voice that will work perfectly fine with Koodo now but you have to pay for a voice plan you don't need.

If I have to go to another carrier to get this then the multiple bills is inconvenient and probably not cost effective so I might as well have my cell phones with the other carrier also.
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While true a sim is a sim, koodo servers are a different story. You're welcome to try it but this has been discussed before. If it's not a phone it will not operate on Koodo's network.
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I have had non phone things work fine on Koodo's network, the "difficulty" is they have to be not locked to another carrier (and that may not be as easily done as it is with a phone) and the APN settings have to be set for Koodo (and that may not be as easily done it is with a phone) and you finally you have to pay for a voice plan you don't need and can't use.
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You say non phone things. Like what?
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Koodo servers are irrelevant. I've had non-Koodo phones register on the servers as "unknown devices" and had no issues.
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@Chad Burr: Non-Phone things like a HUAWEI USB MODEM DATA INTERNET STICK (unlocked) and a reporting unit for a DSC Alarm Panel (never locked) that both accept a SIM card. You just have to make the APN adjustments and the network has no way of knowing it's not a phone.

In fact in my area, Koodo does not have a network so they use Bell's (who commonly offers USB data modems and data only packages for them).

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