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Can I text with a "data only" plan?


I got my son a sim card and he is using an old phone. I decided to just buy him a gig of data hoping he could use it to just text when he is out at the park etc… but koodo doesn’t seem to allow it. I tried what’s app and it doesn’t seem to work either. I just get repeated messages from koodo saying I do not have a texting plan.

 

This doesn’t seem fair

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Best answer by Mayumi 9 June 2021, 02:02

Do you mean data only plan with prepaid?

https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPlans

Why not get data plus talk and text plan?

$30 with 500mb, but with auto top up, you get bonus 500mb.

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No you cannot with a data only plan. You technically can but it is exorbitant per use rates.
Is this postpaid then? The 30dollar 1gb plan?

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Incoming text messages on a data only plan are free, but outgoing messages will cost $0.25 per message.

 

Userlevel 7
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You'd be better off on public mobile. $25/month gives you unlimited talk and text with 500MB of data and you can get a bonus 500MB for a total of 1GB of you sign up with autopay.

Userlevel 7
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Do you mean data only plan with prepaid?

https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPlans

Why not get data plus talk and text plan?

$30 with 500mb, but with auto top up, you get bonus 500mb.

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You mentioned that you tried WhatsApp and that doesn’t work either? Does the phone connect at all?  apps should work if you have a data plan, so he can send messages using the internet. 

I tried looking for the account, but I believe it’s prepaid. 

You might want to try this: https://www.koodomobile.com/en/help/setting-data-your-non-koodo-phone 

 

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