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My suggestion would be to add plans without as many minutes and more data. Do not discontinue your original plans.

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With the double data promo, it's the best you can do for now 😛
Robert wrote:

With the double data promo, it's the best you can do for now :P

The double data promo is over now - there another one coming soon?
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Robert wrote:

With the double data promo, it's the best you can do for now :P

I don't know John, but usually around this time, providers get "generous" with Back to School offers. It might be a good time to keep an eye on Koodo 🙂
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People really need to understand that data is where cell companies make money now. Data will be at a premium for the foreseeable future. It's best to just accept that and jump on any promos wherever possible.
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Humberto Giambrone wrote:

People really need to understand that data is where cell companies make money now. Data will b...

Carriers really need to understand that people want more data and are tired of being ripped off. I see this as a reasonable demand.
Humberto Giambrone wrote:

People really need to understand that data is where cell companies make money now. Data will b...

People need to understand that if they are going to be using more than 3 GB of data, then they should have internet at home. There is no reason to use 10GB of data in a single month. If you want to watch youtube, you can do it on wifi.
Humberto Giambrone wrote:

People really need to understand that data is where cell companies make money now. Data will b...

Ok, 3GB. Did you recently check how much someone needs to pay for 3GB?
Humberto Giambrone wrote:

People really need to understand that data is where cell companies make money now. Data will b...

Nope, nor do I care. Honestly, 2GB of data is more than enough for any data usage that is not anything related to video streaming.
Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal again this year at koodo
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

+1. I already have one of the old Koodo 6GB plans, but I'm waiting for someone else to offer something similar so I can jump ship...
Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

I checked on the web usually happens in the summer, providers offer promotions, so you may not have to wait long
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

Mattjs if you have one of the great old 6gb plans why do you want to switch? How does any of the new things going on now effect you?
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

matt has shared on the forum that since the recent changes, he doesn't know what to think of Koodo as a company anymore... maybe that's part of the reason. unfortunately, his feelings are probably shared by other customers too. Koodo sent a loud message with these changes, and for some, it came out as very negative, so in a sense, for them, it'd feel like supporting a company that acts negatively in their view. I can't say I disagree with him either. I'm on prepaid so, so far, the changes haven't affected me, but we never know when they'll decide to "revamp" their prepaid offerings with offers that "better reflect what the customer wants". Although they did lower the 1GB booster by 5$, I'll give them that 🙂
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

But all the providers made the exact same changes so I don't know why anyone would look down on koodo directly when they had to make these changes Luke every other provider. Not 1 single provider didn't make changes & no single provider stand out better or worse than the rest, so I don't see why anyone would change or really care so much when they have had the same plan since back when the 6gb plans were available. Things will calm down and prices will get better eventually it's just a battle between the providers & CRTC right now and Unfourtunatley the customer is stuck in the middle. For those of us with old plans that we can keep though it's not bad, it's actually great because we can get a tab that is now twice the size (which is what ppl asked for) and keep our old plans so what do you care if plans are crap at the moment or what all the providers are pushing right now, you didn't switch plans since you got the 6gb plan but all of a sudden you want to switch plans, doesn't seem right to me just seems like creating something to bitch about.
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

I know what you mean Paul, and I agree that every company went ahead with changes, there's no denying that. However, in the past, even though plans from the flanker brands pretty much looked alike, Koodo always did find a way to still offer a little something that made more sense than jumping ship. It wasn't much, but just enough to make you say "hey, this is better, I'm staying right where I am". One example of these little things that someone like me appreciated were the overage fees. They were $5/500MB, which is like $0.01/MB, charged by $5 increments. This was both fair, and manageable. The overage fees have now changed just enough to make you say "Dammit!" and make you feel betrayed. Of course, you can keep an old plan grandfathered in, but when you keep raving about Koodo with friends, family, on other forums and the likes, and when those people are ready to switch to Koodo, after much hyping from your part, they're greeted with..... well, the current plans. Then you get weird looks. Hey, it happened to me... I hyped Koodo to a friend, then the July 14th tsunami happened. When he went on the 20th to get a phone, he promptly left and not only did he NOT get a phone from Koodo, he abandoned the idea of a cellphone altogether. As matt stated, he stays with Koodo because he has a nice plan grandfathered in, and it makes complete sense to stay. If Koodo is once again the first of the 3 econo carriers to make the next move and lay down the law with a nice round of back-to-school plans, I'd bet matt would feel like Koodo's doing the right thing and pushing the envelope to lower prices, like it did in the past. However, if it's merely following suit like in the last couple of months, it will look more and more like Koodo has lost its little special something that made people stick. Anyway, this is my opinion only, and not matt's, he can very well defend his view and opinion himself 😛 As for prepaid, I'm enjoying it right now and I hope they don't touch it, and frankly, they better not, because the recent changes were caused (it seems) by the move from 36 to 24 months agreements. If they mess up prepaid prices like they did with postpaid, now THAT will be regarded as pure greed. But so far, I'm staying put, and I appreciate Koodo's prepaid system being different with boosters and all. Another very important thing for me is Koodo's coverage. I travel to Eastern Quebec all the time, and Telus has an incalculable number of towers over there, so whatever happens I'm probably not jumping ship. But I'd love to get postpaid again, on a 6GB plan only. I'm that kinda guy, it's either 6GB or no data at all, like right now on prepaid 😛 I only have the base plan and a 500 minutes booster. Fingers hurt now 😛
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

I see where your coming from now and right now it's just a pissing match with the Providers and the CRTC and we are stuck in the middle. Prices will come down and level off Im sure of it so I wouldn't worry too much about prices right now they won't last too long, especially if Verizon comes in or should I say when Verizon comes into the picture & stirs things up. If companies in Canada didn't want Verizon in the picture it's pretty easy just lower prices and give more data for customers money then the government wouldn't be hearing cries from Canadians over service prices. I believe one way or another canadian will finally get a break on cell service to enjoy our devices to their fullest potential without breaking the bank, it's just a matter of time.
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Usually once a year all providers come out with a 6gb plan, I am waiting till they have the deal...

Both you and I will be much happier the day that happens my friend 🙂 I still have my doubts on Verizon's real intentions though. What probably attracted them here in the first place are 2 things: valuable 700MHz spectrum being auctioned (so their next batch of devices would already work natively here) AND Canada's very mouth-watering ARPU. For reasons unknown, people here are willing to pay through the nose for a shitty plan as long as it brings them a $200 iPhone. Verizon's aware of that, and probably intends on profiting from that Canadian tradition. Anyway, they have until September the 17th to place their brown-envelope deposit to participate in next January's auction, so we'll see what happens then 😛 The things I'd give to have a SIM-only nationwide flanker brand!!! 😃
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That's why I'm not budging from my Koodo Canada Wide Super 6GB plan.. I don't use voice minutes that much, but I do use lot of data & texting.
The current Koodo plans are horrible. Look at Fido for more data.
I see that Fido has 5gb data plan now for 60.00, maybe Koodo will match it soon. Usually they try to stay competitive.
Seems that everyone except Koodo stepped it up and have 5gb plans now.
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Seems that everyone except Koodo stepped it up and have 5gb plans now.

In what province are you in Willie? Manitoba and Saskatchewan have had these plans for quite some time now, and they're unavailable to the ROC.
Willie Badowich wrote:

Seems that everyone except Koodo stepped it up and have 5gb plans now.

I never noticed till I started looking because of this post, still Koodo does not offer it right now, so I could not take advantage of it.
Willie Badowich wrote:

Seems that everyone except Koodo stepped it up and have 5gb plans now.

Irrespective of what province you are in, Koodo stopped being the best deal around. They started to only occasionally match other "discount" brands from the oligopoly...
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Willie Badowich wrote:

Seems that everyone except Koodo stepped it up and have 5gb plans now.

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