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Unlimited 2G data


Userlevel 1
While i understand that all plans come with a set amount of 3G or LTE data, would it be possible to have unlimited 2G data with all plans once the plan data limit is reached? While 2G data is slower, it would be useful to have data that allows low bandwidth communication or GPS use in emergencies.

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Userlevel 2
Koodo doesn't have a 2G GPRS network
Userlevel 7
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I would've agreed with your idea if the above wasn't true! But then how would they differentiate between overage at 3G/LTE and 2G
Userlevel 7
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Your thinking has been influenced by some US carriers who offer UNLIMITED INTERNET browsing, which really turns out to be a certain amount of browsing at LTE speeds. Downloads or streaming are always at a lower speed. Once the LTE cap is reached, everything slows down to 3G for the rest of the month. The fine print usually tells you that their service is not designed for downloading or streaming.
Userlevel 7
BobTheElectrician wrote:

Your thinking has been influenced by some US carriers who offer UNLIMITED INTERNET browsing, whic...

Bob, don't assume where someone's influence is coming from. Could be from anywhere, even his own thoughts.
Userlevel 7
Even if Koodo doesn't have 2G service it's certainly possible for them to throttle us down to 2G speeds. I totally support this idea however it's been brought up before and Koodo hasn't been to keen on the idea. T-Mobile, Straight Talk, Net10, Tracfone and other USA based MVNOs all currently do this at the prepaid level.
Userlevel 1
Well i can understand if Koodo doesn't support GPRS network but throttling bandwidth at around 2G speed would be something i think everyone would be happy with. I would imagine that if it is possible to do in US, it would be here as well.
Userlevel 7
Naveed Kanji wrote:

Well i can understand if Koodo doesn't support GPRS network but throttling bandwidth at around 2G...

No one is saying it's not possible. Is is. Throttling is a pretty easy thing to do for a carrier if they wanted. That is not being disputed. Do you think this idea benefits both Koodo (proifts, etc) and the customer? I really want you to think about that answer.
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Naveed Kanji wrote:

Well i can understand if Koodo doesn't support GPRS network but throttling bandwidth at around 2G...

Why would it not be beneficial for koodo? I would argue that the cost of this implementation would be more than offset from revenue from additional subscribers or new customers who would join koodo because koodo has a better network than say wind, plus unlimited data albeit at 2g speed. If this unlimited data was even charged at another $5 month per user per plan, this would be another option to consider.
Userlevel 2
Never going to happen.. That would cannibalise their overage revenue stream.. Sorry but koodo is not a charity, their end goal is to make money for their shareholders
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Subaru_Andy wrote:

Never going to happen.. That would cannibalise their overage revenue stream.. Sorry but koodo is ...

And that end goal has resulted in people leaving.

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