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New Koodo Starter Plans $15 250 MB, $35 3 GB

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New Koodo Starter Plans $15 250 MB, $35 3 GB

They brought out with the new Starter Plans which start at $15 for 250 MB, and $35 for 3 GB.
Speeds are capped at 3 Mbps. BYOD Only. Online only.

These plans are brand new and are mandated by the CRTC.
Look out for similar plans on Fido and Virgin.

$15:
100 min. Canada talk. Unlimited Canada text.
250 MB.

$35:
Unlimited Canada talk and text.
3 GB.
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Last edited by LeifS39303 on Jun 15th, 2021 1:44 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Public Mobile 5GB $29
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Is there a difference between this and public mobile now? I don't remember if Koodo does auto pay to drop it $2/mo
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Absolute garbage.
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oh no, Telus CEO is at it again. They might be getting rid of the Public Mobile brand and merge into Koodo.
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BrendanC wrote: Is there a difference between this and public mobile now? I don't remember if Koodo does auto pay to drop it $2/mo
Same thoughts. Also, PM has the rate reduction over time.
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for low usage users pay as you go plans seem better. my daughter has a $15 plan that is better than this.
That's 30 minutes away, I'll be there in 10.
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Is Koodo allowed to lower to 3G speed? Doesn't this go against CRTC rules? The service seems to be lower tier which goes against the intent.
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ddot98 wrote: For those that don't know, the CRTC has laid out a minimum set of plans that the providers need to offer. These new starter plans are designed to comply with that. No more, no less.

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/mobile/occa.htm
Unlimited incoming calls seem to be mandated for the $15 plan. I see no mention of that in the Koodo literature. This should have been mandated on the prepaid plans.
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mannnn......Telus better not get rid of PM..............

Come Dec time, I'm going to need a low cost unlimited talk, txt & a lil data plan for ~$25............PM plans fit the bill & I have other family members on PM so I can bring down the plan cost with referrals....

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bridonca wrote: Unlimited incoming calls seem to be mandated for the $15 plan. I see no mention of that in the Koodo literature. This should have been mandated on the prepaid plans.
This is mandated by the CRTC to be a postpaid plan… we already have prepaid options on tier 3 (Public, Lucky, Chatr).

They have to promote these plans online, in store, and over the phone but they still have one month to comply so I imagine it’s only online only for a month.
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Bostbrn wrote: Is Koodo allowed to lower to 3G speed? Doesn't this go against CRTC rules? The service seems to be lower tier which goes against the intent.
From https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-televisi ... dians.html:
The plans will range from as low as $15 for 250 MB to $30 for 1GB of monthly data, with a mix of prepaid and postpaid options, on both the 3G and LTE networks.
Definitely not the spirit of the CRTC ruling and I definitely didn’t think they would throttle it to 3mbps.

From https://www.koodomobile.com/en/help/sta ... ata-speeds:
Starter plans run on the same 4G LTE network as all other Koodo plans, but data speeds are reduced down to 3 Mbps (3G speeds).
So the CRTC ruling was all for nothing, not a single thing useful came out of it. I imagine the mandatory seemingless domestic roaming and 5G domestic roaming at no additional cost is going to happen… but at the same malicious compliance like seen here and will not be useful for the consumer.
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I agree. I am going to wait until mid July to see what the final plans look like. But if they are throttled to 3G, I may file a complaint to the CRTC.
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3G speeds woww. This is a slap in the face. World is going towards 5G while in Canada 3G/3GB/$35. What a joke! Everyone should file a complaint.
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IEpicDestroyer wrote: From https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-televisi ... dians.html:



Definitely not the spirit of the CRTC ruling and I definitely didn’t think they would throttle it to 3mbps.

From https://www.koodomobile.com/en/help/sta ... ata-speeds:



So the CRTC ruling was all for nothing, not a single thing useful came out of it. I imagine the mandatory seemingless domestic roaming and 5G domestic roaming at no additional cost is going to happen… but at the same malicious compliance like seen here and will not be useful for the consumer.
That's a disgusting take. These robbers do better at finding loophole than offering Canadians a good and affordable services
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does it work with apple watch?
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