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Koodo Mobile Service Outages

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Koodo Mobile Service Outages

I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
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Where are you located? When did this happen?

I've been with Koodo since Feb 2018 and don't recall being without service for more than an hour in Toronto.
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What’s your Koodo Mobile Price Plan?
DrDoomsday wrote: I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
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DrDoomsday wrote: I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
Perhaps it is your login name playing part? :) jk
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DrDoomsday wrote: I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
1st time I’ve heard Koodo having a service outage. Normally it’s very reliable.
Sounds like they credited you the cost of 1 day service.
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audit13 wrote: Where are you located? When did this happen?

I've been with Koodo since Feb 2018 and don't recall being without service for more than an hour in Toronto.
This was in North York.
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Webhead wrote: 1st time I’ve heard Koodo having a service outage.
All providers have service outages.

Numerous Telus customers in Alberta were dealing with no wireless service around 8am PDT, with reports of no signal for Telus and Koodo customers from Edmonton to Calgary.
https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/carriers/ ... ern-canada
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$1.51 is pathetic compensation.
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DrDoomsday wrote: This was in North York.
I've not heard of Koodo offering much in terms of compensation in the past.

All you can do is escalate the matter.
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DrDoomsday wrote: I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
OMFG Are you serious?

How much are you looking for exactly?


LMAOOOO
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DrDoomsday wrote: I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
Looks like you want more compensation. That ain't gonna happen. If you wanna show them.
Just port out to a different carrier
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My previous question was how much is your monthly plan...
DrDoomsday wrote: Sorry, Which question?
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That looks like they've offered to compensate you for about 1 day of a $45/month plan. If your monthly plan is more than $45 a month, you could probably file a CCTS complaint to get compensated according to your actual plan amount. You're not gonna get more than a straight refund for the amount of time that you didn't have service, though.
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DeJesus wrote: My previous question was how much is your monthly plan...
The one in question is $40 a month for 4GB. So, after escalation, the most they did was $40*1.13/30 = $1.51
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wearysky wrote: That looks like they've offered to compensate you for about 1 day of a $45/month plan. If your monthly plan is more than $45 a month, you could probably file a CCTS complaint to get compensated according to your actual plan amount. You're not gonna get more than a straight refund for the amount of time that you didn't have service, though.
Yeah, it was a $40 plan. Is there any particular reason you mentioned the $45 threshold?
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Therefore they offered you the equivalent of the single day of outage as you previously experienced? I’m I correct?
DrDoomsday wrote: The one in question is $40 a month for 4GB. So, after escalation, the most they did was $40*1.13/30 = $1.51
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LOL.... How much money are you actually expecting ?

If you want "compensation" and not a downtime credit, then you will have to go through small claims court and prove your damages.

If you are using this as a "business" line and suffered damages, then you should've planned a contingency line.

LOL
DrDoomsday wrote: I recently experienced a very long service outage (more than a day) and the most they would give me to compensate was $1.51 after a large amount of pushing. I even added the fact that I couldn't call them to get it fixed because their phone lines gave the automated COVID-19 message and dropped the call. + my internet was down at the same time so I had not data + no internet + stuck at home due to COVID with important things to submit

Anyone else ever manage to get more out of them?
DrDoomsday wrote:
The one in question is $40 a month for 4GB. So, after escalation, the most they did was $40*1.13/30 = $1.51
DrDoomsday wrote:
Yeah, it was a $40 plan. Is there any particular reason you mentioned the $45 threshold?
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DrDoomsday wrote: Yeah, it was a $40 plan. Is there any particular reason you mentioned the $45 threshold?
$1.51 x 30 equals roughly $45.
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So Koodo was “Generous” enough to provide a Goodwill Credit with taxes isn’t?
wearysky wrote: $1.51 x 30 equals roughly $45.

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