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Why offer $5 credit for automatic prepaid top up? Why warn me answering my question at 611 may cost me $5?


So I get a text from Koodo offering me $5 for topping up my prepaid account. As near as I can figure, I have to call 611, but they say getting an answer may cost me $5. Does that make any sense? How do I get my $5? I'm already on automatic top up.

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Hi Barb, I see where the misunderstanding comes from 🙂 Calling *611 is free, but they charge $5 if you ask them to change something that you can do yourself in self service. Speaking of self service, to get the 100 free minutes you will need to log in here: https://prepaidselfserve.koodomobile.com/ Then remove your credit card, log out, then log back in and re-add your credit card. Don't forget to re-enable auto top up as well, so you keep getting the 10% monthly discount!
Thank you. I did as you suggested, but where do I see if I got a $5 credit?
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Barb Phinney wrote:

Thank you. I did as you suggested, but where do I see if I got a $5 credit?

You probably received a text message by now I guess, Barb that the minutes have been added - if not, expect it soon 🙂
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Barb Phinney wrote:

Thank you. I did as you suggested, but where do I see if I got a $5 credit?

Give it a few hours to a day. That's how long I had to wait 🙂
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Barb Phinney wrote:

Thank you. I did as you suggested, but where do I see if I got a $5 credit?

So, if I cancel my auto top up, then re-apply it, not only will I continue getting my 10%, but, I will also get 100 free minutes?
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Barb Phinney wrote:

Thank you. I did as you suggested, but where do I see if I got a $5 credit?

Yes absolutely! You will need to remove your credit card as well but when you put it all back, you'll get it all 🙂
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Barb Phinney wrote:

Thank you. I did as you suggested, but where do I see if I got a $5 credit?

Okay, tried this this morning. Now, let's see if it goes through. Thanks.
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Great news Barb, you don't have to do a thing! Once your base plan renews, you'll get your $5 credit along with a confirmation text delivered right to your phone 🙂
Ashley wrote:

Great news Barb, you don't have to do a thing! Once your base plan renews, you'll get your $5 cre...

It's been 2 days and mine still isn't showing online.
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Ashley wrote:

Great news Barb, you don't have to do a thing! Once your base plan renews, you'll get your $5 cre...

Hey Darius, 

Give us a call at 1-647-788-3948 from another line and we'll be able to assist you with that.

Many thanks!
Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card for 10% off. but I don't see it show up anywhere. How do I get theses discounts on my account. thanks
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Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

Hi Kathy, the 100 minutes credit should be applied after a few hours. The 10% bonus will be applied after each automatic renewal of your base plan 🙂
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Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

Kathy are you on prepaid?
Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

Hey, I registered my cc for the atu with the 10% off. However it doesnt take it off my bill... it just accumulates as a credit. I have a 15$ prepaid plan. Now i have 4.50$ just sitting in my account. How do I get it to actually remove that 10% from the bill I pay?
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Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

It will not remove it from your bill. It will accumulate in your account, where you can use it to buy boosters.
Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

I have the same situation except I have $52 credit in my account. I just opted out of the automatic top up. Will it now use the some of the $52 to pay for my plan automatically and will I still get the 10% discount? In theory it is still an auto top up in my opinion since it is paid ahead.

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Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

Hi Brian (Ramler, not Paul) - 

No, if you remove auto top up altogether, you won't get the 10% discount. What I would suggest instead is lower the amount of auto top up to $5. You will still get the full 10% of your plan (not of the $5) and you will slowly start to use up your $52. When it's down to a few dollars, you can up it to the amount of your plan again. It's what I do too 🙂
Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

Thanks Sophia. That's a great idea. I'll give it a shot. Interesting today I spoke with someone from Koodo named Sophia. Was it you by chance?

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Kathy B wrote:

Hi I brought my phone and I'm supposed to get 10 % off monthly. Also registered my credit card fo...

Haha no... I don't work for Koodo 🙂 My name is getting popular I guess!

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