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Koodo Plans Compared to other?

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Koodo Plans Compared to other?

My parents have 2 phones with Koodo (an older Samsung S5 with Koodo for years and an iPhone 8 added a second line 2 years ago). The second phone had 4 GB of data as part of the plan while the first phone had 1GB of data. They are paying $120 per month and it appears as if the second phone finished out the Tab plan and Data was dropped from 4GB down to 1GB per month. They are burning through the 1GB of data within a week and need more.

I am going to go over to their place tomorrow and look through the paperwork / online account to figure out what they are getting and make some calls to Koodo to see about getting more data and not increase what they are paying.

Question for the community... How much data should be included for 2 mobile lines for about $120 / month (1GB of data for each line seems like a ripoff). What current offers are available now from Koodo or other providers that we could consider. They are not really looking for new phones as are happy with what they have. Any discussion points I should be armed with when talking to Koodo to get a better deal with more Data? Or if the best option to switch to another provider any discussion points I should be aware of.

Appreciate the help.
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If I were you, I'd sign your parents up on this zoomerwireless deal,
800
MINUTES
UNLIMITED
MESSAGES
5 GB
DATA
PRICE
$36.00 /mo*
REGULAR PRICE: $40/MO.
https://www.zoomerwireless.ca/promotion ... onus-offer
Also
**$25 Talk & Text Promo Plan, $40 5 GB Promo Plan and $45 6 GB Promo Plan new activations with a 2-year term are eligible for a bill credit: $50 with Talk & Text plans; $100 with Smartphone plans. Bill credit applies to account balance. Not applicable to Wireless Home Phone and Tablet activations. Credit will be reversed if service is discontinued or modified within the first 30 days. Hardware Upgrades are not eligible for the bill credit.
TL;dr you get $100 activation credit + I think you can get $50 if you get a referral code. :)

This way you get 5gb per line at $36+tax
Much cheaper then what their paying right now and you get a new phone per line not the best phone but it's decent of they aren't doing too much on it.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Also, zoomerwireless uses Rogers full speed LTE.
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Koodo's in-market plans suck...
The PM migration plan was the only good deal they had.
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You really should move them to Zoomer, Public or Lucky.

Zoomer is the best deal. Great plan for the price and if you sell the free phone you are basically getting a $400 signing bonus. It really is a no brainer.

Public and Lucky have very good BYOD plans.

Zoomer is a Sub company of Rogers
Public is a Sub company ofTelus
Lucky is a Sub company of Bell.
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+1 for Zoomer.

My parents are on Rogers, and as soon as they are done their contracts I'm switching them to Zoomer.
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Koodo just offered my husband $35 for unlimited calling and 2 GB of Data. You might be able to get 6 GB for $45. Call Koodo and press buttons to cancel so you can speak to Loyalty agent and negotiate a better plan for your parents. If you see better offers elsewhere let them know that you are looking at switching and they might price match. Also some stores like London Drugs and Walmart have gift card promos for new phones and renewal of phone.
Telus Mobility $30/25GB x 5 + $15 x 3 Talk & Text (+ $5 add a line discount + $10 H&M discount)
+ $0 x 2 POM Connect Watch + $0 x 2 POM Connect Tab
Telus Home $70 - 7 Theme Packs & Crave/Movies/HBO/Netflix + Internet 300 + Security
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Lyn2009 wrote: Koodo just offered my husband $35 for unlimited calling and 2 GB of Data. You might be able to get 6 GB for $45. Call Koodo and press buttons to cancel so you can speak to Loyalty agent and negotiate a better plan for your parents. If you see better offers elsewhere let them know that you are looking at switching and they might price match. Also some stores like London Drugs and Walmart have gift card promos for new phones and renewal of phone.
curious - what was your husband's Koodo plan before when you asked to cancel?

I would love to get my mom on the $35/2Gb plan - my dad is currently on the Koodo $40/6Gb PM migration plan (that we don't want to cancel)...

FS: Nothing at the moment
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ji2o0k wrote: curious - what was your husband's Koodo plan before when you asked to cancel?

I would love to get my mom on the $35/2Gb plan - my dad is currently on the Koodo $40/6Gb PM migration plan (that we don't want to cancel)...
My husband is currently with PM. I use the cancellation option to get through to loyalty. My sister got the $35 on an existing line in the fall and the rest of us switched to $45 6 GB with bonus data. I believe other carriers offer the $35 for 2 GB - I would ask if they could match. PM has the $35 plan on their website. PM is okay . . . my only issue is it you have to get moderators to assist with problems and it can take quite some time to address. It took me a week to port a line and I had no service. Also, they do not have roam like home - not that we are going anywhere right now. But PM is cheap and you can get $2 off per month for autopay and then $1 off for loyalty every year.
Telus Mobility $30/25GB x 5 + $15 x 3 Talk & Text (+ $5 add a line discount + $10 H&M discount)
+ $0 x 2 POM Connect Watch + $0 x 2 POM Connect Tab
Telus Home $70 - 7 Theme Packs & Crave/Movies/HBO/Netflix + Internet 300 + Security
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How do you get the cancellation option when you call? I can't seem to find that.
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Whomever you first speak to, tell them you are calling to cancel your service. They will send you to retentions.

There is actually a quite a few questions you need to answer to officially cancel. You can stop and hang up at anytime.
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Hi guys currently have chatr $38 total taxed
But the coverage map isn’t good Places like Kingston and Oshawa ... zoomer suits my need ? $40 plan?
Thanks
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chinese zzz wrote: Hi guys currently have chatr $38 total taxed
But the coverage map isn’t good Places like Kingston and Oshawa ... zoomer suits my need ? $40 plan?
Thanks
Chatr is owned by Rogers. Zoomer is owned by Rogers. So both Chatr and Zoomer use Rogers towers. If you're not happy with Chatr coverage, you probably won't be happy with Zoomer coverage either.
TELUS: Unlimited 25 $37.50/25GB x 2 (50 GB pooled data)
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited MAX: Unlimited talk & text in and between the U.S., Canada, & Mexico, ?? GB data
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Thanks boss but chatr coverage map is bad & very limited... not sure about zoomer... when I was at Kingston each minutes cost 0.40cents .... I need something cost less and have bigger coverage map...
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chinese zzz wrote: Thanks boss but chatr coverage map is bad & very limited... not sure about zoomer... when I was at Kingston each minutes cost 0.40cents .... I need something cost less and have bigger coverage map...
Do you have a Chatr In-Zone plan? Chatr has a Kingston zone, but it doesn't look really big. Oshawa is part of the GTA - Hamilton - Niagara - Fort Erie zone:

Chatr Coverage Map

Chatr now sells Nationwide Plans so you no longer have to worry about being in a Chatr zone:

Chatr Nation-wide Plans.

Chatr has $35 for 1.5 GB (with AutoPay) and $40 for 4.5 GB (with AutoPay). Both on the Rogers nationwide network so no roaming fees. And both plans have Unlimited Canada-Wide Talk.
TELUS: Unlimited 25 $37.50/25GB x 2 (50 GB pooled data)
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited MAX: Unlimited talk & text in and between the U.S., Canada, & Mexico, ?? GB data
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chinese zzz wrote: Thanks boss but chatr coverage map is bad & very limited... not sure about zoomer... when I was at Kingston each minutes cost 0.40cents .... I need something cost less and have bigger coverage map...
Why not try Lucky Mobile? They are owned and operated by Bell. They have pretty decent plans that include unlimited data at reduced speeds after the high speed 3G allotment. (128 Kbps.) They have 1 GB $25, 2 GB $35, 5 GB $0, and 8.5 GB $50 with autopay.
Koodo BF 2022 $30 20 GB ($25 for first 5 months!)
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I am so glad i came across this forum, i am just moving my five lines from Freedom to Zoomer. great deal:
6gb data
ultd texts and calling
5 free phones
$500 line credits as i have 5 lines
rogers network
$42.53 per line per month

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thanks for teh information guys

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Using the awesome Samsung Galaxy S20FE with Telus 5G 30gb x 5 lines at $38 per line and 1 home phone lite $20pm. I can't get a decent keyboard phone anymore Used to have Blackberry KEY2, Key1, Passport SE, Z30, Z10, BOLD 9900, 9000, Playbook 36Gb.
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chinese zzz wrote: Thanks boss but chatr coverage map is bad & very limited... not sure about zoomer... when I was at Kingston each minutes cost 0.40cents .... I need something cost less and have bigger coverage map...
Chatr uses 3G and Zoomer uses LTE.

Huge difference with Zoomer!
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Virgin mobile was offering former members $45/8gb data with unlimited Cdn calls & txts. This was decent, expired on June 30 tho,

Now VM is offering $45/6gb to former members.....lol downgrade...

Most recent decent deals that caught my eyes.

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