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Those with $60/10Gb plans..... Price auto increase to $65 (Fido/Rogers) $70 (Telus)

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dnyc wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:06 am
Didn't Rogers or Fido initially offer the plan for 2 years and then changed it to "forever" because all other providers were offering "forever" plans?
It was the 10 GB forever. It was originally 5 GB + a 5 GB bonus for 2 years.

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Fido winback called me

offered 8gb for $48 (include 25% discount for 2 years and 3gb bonus data for 2 years)


13gb for $56 (include 25% discount for 2 years and gb bonus data for 2 years)
no contract.

OR

$60 8gb free Samsung Galaxy s8 (include 25% discount for 2 years and 3gb bonus data for 2 years)

53 3gb free Samsung Galaxy s8

(include 25% discount for 2 years and 1gb bonus data for 2 years)


i said NO because i am paying $38 6GB freedom mobile bring your own device.
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lovecellphones wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 2:44 pm
Fido winback called me

offered 8gb for $48 (include 25% discount for 2 years and 3gb bonus data for 2 years)


13gb for $56 (include 25% discount for 2 years and gb bonus data for 2 years)
no contract.

OR

$60 8gb free Samsung Galaxy s8 (include 25% discount for 2 years and 3gb bonus data for 2 years)

53 3gb free Samsung Galaxy s8

(include 25% discount for 2 years and 1gb bonus data for 2 years)


i said NO because i am paying $38 6GB freedom mobile bring your own device.
Those are some excellent deals! Especially for Toronto. Hmmm....

Do they include Fido Roam and DataBytes?
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yes i m in Toronto downtown.
yes fido roam is data bytes included.
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Pavel wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 7:10 pm
Koodo will likely follow suit.

The next question is what are our options besides fleeing to Freedom Mobile. Is the Quebec Koodo $49/6 GB workaround for out of province still working?
Disagree... this is standard Rogers and Bell operating procedure. I've been with multiple providers I've never seen Koodo increase rates on existing subs while my grandfathered accounts at the other two were increased.
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cal653 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 4:12 pm
Disagree... this is standard Rogers and Bell operating procedure. I've been with multiple providers I've never seen Koodo increase rates on existing subs while my grandfathered accounts at the other two were increased.
My experience exactly.
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When there would be promotions that are very similar across all carriers, you'd be wise to always go with Koodo. Only them, along with Freedom, have always respected grandfathered plans. Not to mention, Koodo always has amazing hardware deals.
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lovecellphones wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 2:44 pm
Fido winback called me

offered 8gb for $48 (include 25% discount for 2 years and 3gb bonus data for 2 years)


13gb for $56 (include 25% discount for 2 years and gb bonus data for 2 years)
no contract.

OR

$60 8gb free Samsung Galaxy s8 (include 25% discount for 2 years and 3gb bonus data for 2 years)

53 3gb free Samsung Galaxy s8

(include 25% discount for 2 years and 1gb bonus data for 2 years)


i said NO because i am paying $38 6GB freedom mobile bring your own device.
The S8 is still easily worth $400-500 if you don't want the phone. Assuming you sell it for $408, that works out to be $17 a month over 24 months, bringing the cost of the plan down to $43/mo for 8GB. That's pretty good.
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This is exactly why I stuck with Koodo rather than go back to Rogers/Fido - I think many saw that they were simply temporarily “competing” and that they’d start cranking up prices again at a point when the other offers were no longer available...
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Yep, can confirm that my Fido bill has one of those lame "Hey, your bill is going up by $5!" notices. It's so sneaky how they insert that onto your bill, instead of sending out an email notice.
I wonder if they'll continue bumping up the prices every two or three years... that would really suck.
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Wrong.

Plan won’t change with a Tab
jackass_ca wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:03 pm
Your 2 year tab doesn’t guarantee they won’t raise your monthly. Your tab is fixed but completely separate from your monthly contract price. They don’t do contracts in the old sense where if you stayed for 2 years your phone was subsidized. Evidence is that you can cancel your account immediately after getting a tab and only owe for the tab.

Having said that, Koodo has been very fair. They were the ones to offer the 10 gb for $60 forcing other providers to follow suit, obviously never intending to continue to honour it.

I’m happy with Koodo.
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gamer602 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 4:04 pm
Wrong.

Plan won’t change with a Tab
What else does your crystal ball say? Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Pffft
Don’t have a need or desire for a crystal ball.

Stating that the CRTC wouldn’t accept an increase during a two year term on the plan or tab
Pavel wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 5:12 pm
What else does your crystal ball say? Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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gamer602 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 8:53 pm
Pffft
Don’t have a need or desire for a crystal ball.

Stating that the CRTC wouldn’t accept an increase during a two year term on the plan or tab
Fair enough...terms are a different beast.

With Bell/Virgin just announcing all their BYOB plans going up by $5,there's currently a lot of fear Koodo and Telus customers will be hit with the increase too.
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We saw this with the $40 4GB plan

Fido and Virgin jacked it up to $45
Koodo is still at $40

People pointed to this case study during the $60/10GB war
But

What can you do?

Pavel wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 9:21 pm
Fair enough...terms are a different beast.

With Bell/Virgin just announcing all their BYOB plans going up by $5,there's currently a lot of fear Koodo and Telus customers will be hit with the increase too.

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