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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Who’s sticking around?

No providers can provide $40/6GB Data with the works,rides while we can 😃😄

Re: Who’s sticking around?


@sheytoonwrote:

I'm also staying for pretty much the same reasons as @computergeek541. I don't want to pay more for something I won't use.

 

And even though people will disagree, I don't think PM will raise prices on the fall promo plan. I do think Koodo will raise prices in a year or two.


With a few hours left to make another online order at Koodo, I am still tempted.  There's absoultely nothing wrong with the Koodo plan.  It is a very good buy compared to almost every other plan available.

 

I know Koodo does have data overage and overseas calling safeguards in place, but I still don't like postpaid as much as prepaid.  There's still the opportunity for accidental (or deliberate if your phone is stolen) for U.S. long distance charges and premium text messages.  I'm not sure if it's just me but I always got the impression that wireless customers always thought that they don't want prepaid because of the fact that it stops working if you pay late.  The same thing happens with postpaid plans, except for the fact that there is more leeway, although you'll be charged late payment fees on postpaid if you do that.

 

There's a certain point that, if everything else remained equal (example: prepaid to prepaid, nothing worse with the Koodo plan compared to the Public plan, etc.), the extra  long distance within Canada and the extra data (about 2GB per month) might be worth about $5 to me even if I didn't needs those extras.  But everything else isn't the same when comparing this Public plan (Fall Promo 2016) vs. the Koodo $40 6GB plan. 

 

With my Public Mobile rewards, I'm down to about $31 per month, so even that is $9 more at Koodo which is more than I've decided the extra data is worth as a security blanket.

 

I have about 3 weeks left in my 90 days.  I just passed the 1GB mark about 3 days ago.

 

As for the thinking that Public Mobile is going to try again to increase the price, Koodo could also do that.  I don't trust any carrier to forever honor a price for "life". 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Who’s sticking around?

@computergeek541 need a referral link? Smiley Happy


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Re: Who’s sticking around?


@torontokriswrote:

@sheytoonwrote:

I'm also staying for pretty much the same reasons as @computergeek541. I don't want to pay more for something I won't use.

 

And even though people will disagree, I don't think PM will raise prices on the fall promo plan. I do think Koodo will raise prices in a year or two.


Nobody knows for sure but I personally think about it like this... who's more likely to get a price increase the 4gb $40 online only self-help no retail store plan or $40 6gb medium phone tab customer support canada wide plan from a company offering $45 for talk/text no data plan (in ontario)


I've never read about Koodo increase base plan prices on existing customers, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen.

 

If we take what I consider be the closest plan currently offered by Public Mobile when compared to Fall Promo 2016, the currrent-day plan would be 90 days provincial calling, text, 15GB LTE.  The price of that plan converted to monthly is roughly $60.

 

But for the Koodo 6GB $40 migration plan, the closest in-market plan (at least in my province of Ontario) is the $70 5GB plan. 

 

When looking at that there is a bigger difference in promotional price compared to "regular" pricing.  I beleive that gives Koodo more reason to raise the price more than Public Mobile.

Re: Who’s sticking around?


@srlawrenwrote:

@computergeek541 need a referral link? Smiley Happy


hahaha  Smiley Wink

 

I'm pretty sure I am going to stay even though I've been tempted.  If I was going for Koodo, I probably would have made another Koodo Webstore order before the last day.

 

I can't blame you for trying. I'm sure there might be others who ask you for a link tonight so that you both get the bonues.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Who’s sticking around?


@computergeek541wrote:

@srlawrenwrote:

@computergeek541 need a referral link? Smiley Happy


hahaha  Smiley Wink

 

I'm pretty sure I am going to stay even though I've been tempted.  If I was going for Koodo, I probably would have made another Koodo Webstore order before the last day.

 

I can't blame you for trying. I'm sure there might be others who ask you for a link tonight so that you both get the bonues.


Kind of pathetic - people leering around and use PM forum as fishing pool. Now the offering is over (bracing for price increase next?), hope we will say permanent goodby to those.

The virtue (or whatever you call it) of prepaid - peace of mind.  Koodo offer is great but why pay something you are never to going to use?  

 

 

Oracle

Re: Who’s sticking around?


@computergeek541wrote:

@torontokriswrote:

@sheytoonwrote:

I'm also staying for pretty much the same reasons as @computergeek541. I don't want to pay more for something I won't use.

 

And even though people will disagree, I don't think PM will raise prices on the fall promo plan. I do think Koodo will raise prices in a year or two.


Nobody knows for sure but I personally think about it like this... who's more likely to get a price increase the 4gb $40 online only self-help no retail store plan or $40 6gb medium phone tab customer support canada wide plan from a company offering $45 for talk/text no data plan (in ontario)


I've never read about Koodo increase base plan prices on existing customers, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen.

 

If we take what I consider be the closest plan currently offered by Public Mobile when compared to Fall Promo 2016, the currrent-day plan would be 90 days provincial calling, text, 15GB LTE.  The price of that plan converted to monthly is roughly $60.

 

But for the Koodo 6GB $40 migration plan, the closest in-market plan (at least in my province of Ontario) is the $70 5GB plan. 

 

When looking at that there is a bigger difference in promotional price compared to "regular" pricing.  I beleive that gives Koodo more reason to raise the price more than Public Mobile.

 

You are trying to apply common sense when it doesn't apply.  If history is an indication of the future, price stability is much better with Koodo.  When I migrated some of the family and assisted friends, I asked at every opportunity Koodo agents about price stability and invariably the answer was they have not seen any existing plan face a price increase as if reading from the same script.  I know people who have been riding the Koodo prairie plan train for years and they have faced no price increase.  In fact, pricing for the Manitoba plan has never been cheaper than it is today at $44 for 5 gigs with large tab eligibility. 


Oracle

Re: Who’s sticking around?


@torontokriswrote:

@sheytoonwrote:

I'm also staying for pretty much the same reasons as @computergeek541. I don't want to pay more for something I won't use.

 

And even though people will disagree, I don't think PM will raise prices on the fall promo plan. I do think Koodo will raise prices in a year or two.


Nobody knows for sure but I personally think about it like this... who's more likely to get a price increase the 4gb $40 online only self-help no retail store plan or $40 6gb medium phone tab customer support canada wide plan from a company offering $45 for talk/text no data plan (in ontario)


Too much trying to make sense of the pricing based on markup.

Oracle

Re: Who’s sticking around?


@sheytoonwrote:

I'm also staying for pretty much the same reasons as @computergeek541. I don't want to pay more for something I won't use.

 

And even though people will disagree, I don't think PM will raise prices on the fall promo plan. I do think Koodo will raise prices in a year or two.


A year or two is an eternity.  Lots of change can happen to obsolete our plans.  I have put some of my eggs into the Koodo basket where I come out ahead in the next several years.  Those accounts that only receive auto pay and loyalty rewards have been moved.  All it took was a couple of referrals on the Koodo end to absorb the roughly 10% price difference for the next 2 to 3 years.  The deal clincher is getting some cheap hardware which will never be available with this service.  In spite of having to pay a lot more for my primary account now, I still have enough buffer to absorb the entire $10 price increase that was proposed.  I don't need 2 more gigs of data.  The migrated accounts can be used to get hardware for myself and so for all these reasons I will be here until new information comes along to revise the decision making.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Who’s sticking around?

@will13am well said, I moved all my PM account to Koodo, let rides the roller costers Cat Happy with $300 referrals Heart Koodo