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New tab = bad news for me


So I have the Canada wide promo 56 plan 2GB with the old tab 15% going to my tab. So the way I see it the plan cost $47.60 with $8.40 going towards my tab. So now if I grade my phone and keep my plan I pay $56.00 + $15.00 = $71.00. So that is pretty sweet of Koodo to reward a 4 year customer like that. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But it could be worse since I have such an amazing "DEAL" with my promo plan I do save some money vs the non promo plan that's the same as mine $63.00 + $15.00 = $78.00. So my cost for service will be going up $23.40 that around a 50% jump in price! I'm sure I'm not the only one as that plan was popular around Christmas of that year.

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Userlevel 7
I hear you, the new tab structure leaves much to be desired for us older customers on older plans. The only way to combat it is to buy your next phone outright. Not ideal but it's all I can offer in the way of suggestions / empathy.
Userlevel 4
Your better off to buy a unlocked iPhone directly from Apple. Cheaper in the long run.
i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of my ranting and complaining so I came here instead lol but I agree with you both I got to just buy a unlocked iPhone from Apple. I am still left with a sour taste from Koodo and that sucks because I really liked Koodo after dealing with the other major cell company's. I guess the honeymoon is over...
Userlevel 7
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

The "free" phone bonanza is over. The wedding was fun, the honeymoon was sweet but now it's reality and the two of you are hitting the bathroom and not closing the door anymore. Koodo still loves you, in a way only old couples can understand.
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Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

Funny how people don't look at cellphones the same way as anything else. When you buy car isn't it the same as what koodo is doing now? You fiancé your car you fiancé your phone. I think phone companies screwed themselves by making people believe phones were free. They never were.
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

Yes I understand about the finacing the phone but that's what the 15% going towards. It's just now they are keeping that 15% for themselves plus adding 15/month. If they wanted to be fare about it then drop my plan by 15% and then add the 15/month. But I guess what's fare and what's most profitable are two different things. I'm just disappointed because I thought Koodo was better then that.
Userlevel 1
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

A business is a business, I guess. What I don't get is when I look at an iPhone 6 price on koodo it's $864 outright, telus is $840, apple is $839. Why is koodo more expensive than either one?
Userlevel 4
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

@ ZETA Your right the phones were never free, not in the past 5-6 years anyway. As much as the new tab structure sucks, I like how the true costs are now more open and transparent. The only issue I have is that you have to take a TAB Plus plans for the iPhones, as long as you pay back the balance over two years you should be able to select any plan you want.
Userlevel 7
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

Justin, you can take any phone at any tab level you want. Including none
Userlevel 4
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

I know that, I was referring to the $501 dollar subsidy paid back in $21 dollar instalments over 24 months. If you are paying for the full price of the phone why are you being forced to take a higher cost plan.
Userlevel 3
Justin Cameron wrote:

i just found out about the new Tab so I just needed to rant about it. My girlfriend gets bored of...

I agree Justin, the special plan requirements for those wishing to use the TabPlus cannot be rationalized in any way. Hopefully the powers that be will see the error of their ways.
Agreed. I complained about it too but the fanboys jumped on me. http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/tab-plans-for-existing-customers
Userlevel 7
Basil Veerman wrote:

Agreed. I complained about it too but the fanboys jumped on me. http://community.koodomobile.c...

Hey Basil, I'm really sorry one of us talk to you like that. I understand you don't like the way the tabs are setup but this is the business model Koodo has chosen apparently. I'm not fond of it either and they do read these posts and hear what you have to say. Just know not all of us treat people like that. If you ever need help you can get it here , sans attitude hopefully.
Basil Veerman wrote:

Agreed. I complained about it too but the fanboys jumped on me. http://community.koodomobile.c...

Thanks Chad.
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Basil Veerman wrote:

Agreed. I complained about it too but the fanboys jumped on me. http://community.koodomobile.c...

no one jumped you basil. Explaining the system to you isnt jumping you.

Lol chad .

Cheers you two
Userlevel 7
Basil Veerman wrote:

Agreed. I complained about it too but the fanboys jumped on me. http://community.koodomobile.c...

Hahaha

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