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What happened to good old Koodo?


What happened to Koodo? Before, every month there were tweaks and changes, from the phone price slash to double data and minute offers, that I don't see happening for a long time now. Was that all because Koodo wanted to get certain number of customers and stopped going so? Please do not reply to this question by saying that other carriers do not do it either, so why should Koodo, because I do not give a rat's a** about other carriers.

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I have to agree with Freddy, I am a little disappointed in the new plans ex. talk and text has been reduced from 200 to 100 minutes. I know it was once a promotion, but 100 minutes of talk per month, is just too low. Koodo was always a leader in decent plans, I hope they come around.
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I, myself, ask those questions about every phone company out there and I've never found an answer. IMO, who would want to make less money? Or give more for the same price? I'm pretty satisfied with Koodo, and I've never been disapointed.
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Well what would you want in a mobile phone company? Plans that start at $15, per second billing, and reasonable overage data charges (like $5 / 500 mb or so)? Has there ever been a mobile phone company that offered these sorts of features? ... Oh, wait a minute... But I agree the current plans are a disappointment. It looks like they were competing with the new carriers a couple years ago and now just stopped caring about competition 😞
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I'm pretty sure what's going on here is that the carriers are all still adapting to the new wireless code. (Which I still maintain is a good idea.) We'll experience a few growing pains for a while, but we're seeing an attempt on the carriers to maintain the same profits they always had with 3+ year agreements.
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Curtules wrote:

I'm pretty sure what's going on here is that the carriers are all still adapting to the new wirel...

I don't blame them for that as they are a business, but the promotional plans ending in January is what really exposed them as being price gouging (for me anyway). $52 for Unlimited/1GB was pretty good, and $62 for 2.5 is arguably better than even the $56 Unlimited/2GB promo back in Q4 2012 (aside from the worse overage rate). After that, though... everything just went up in price or offered less for more $$ all of a sudden when they were very clearly making enough money off the plans they just had in Q4 2013 otherwise they wouldn't have offered them in the first place! Gah.
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Curtules wrote:

I'm pretty sure what's going on here is that the carriers are all still adapting to the new wirel...

The wireless code is a scapegoat. We're paying for early LTE expansion that almost nobody asked for.
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The big thing people really noticed was that sales ended, which they always do. This is traditionally one of the slow times of the year, so usually they don't blow all the budget offering promos when its slow. Although with that being said, there have been some pretty good handset sales (Note 2 for $0 on Tab M), and a bunch of.gift card offers. Just nothing crazy for rate plans right now, but judging from the focus group they were just doing im guessing some stuff will be coming for back to school soon enough.
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Mark Kokolsky wrote:

The big thing people really noticed was that sales ended, which they always do. This is tradition...

The sales were horrible to begin with, so no further comment is really necessary regarding the current pricing.
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Mark Kokolsky wrote:

The big thing people really noticed was that sales ended, which they always do. This is tradition...

Agreed, Koodo's pricing is horrible now, period. And I'm comparing the old non-sales prices to the new non-sales prices 😞 I should know, I have kept a spreadsheet with every scenario imaginable for two years now and watched the prices like a hawk - not once in two years have things improved!
Mark Kokolsky wrote:

The big thing people really noticed was that sales ended, which they always do. This is tradition...

Agreed, the last two posts are right on !!

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