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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

@boopvanner Both Public Mobile and Koodo are owned by Telus. They are probably trying to get people to switch because they can make more money selling phones, that's what the tab is for.
Mayor / Maire

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch


@boopvanner wrote:

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/carriers/telus/public-mobile-50-8gb-migration-plan/

 

I'm not going anywhere we have that plan here


@boopvanner  Not sure why you posted this twice, I am sure someone will combine them for you.

 

Not sure if you are aware but PM is telus, so is Koodo.

 

 


@ShawnC13 wrote:

As a recent arriver I am not sure if you know that PM is owned by Telus which also owns Koodo.  Lately their have be offers targeted at select plans to migrate to Koodo.  Some members like the offers and will move up "the food chain" others don't.  Koodo you still have call centres and stores and can subsidize phones and some people really do want that and didn't realize how much they needed that until they came to PM.  For others it is no big deal and like the less for less


 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

Didn't realize I posted it twice...my bad...

Yeah I know Telus owns Kudo and Public Mobile but if they really wanted my business they would have offered this a long time ago...

I like being in control of my iwn account and if I wanted a phone there are a lot of businesses selling them out there instead of getting myself stuck in a plan with a tab...

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

@boopvanner 

Also, it looks better in the Telus books.  More post paid customers.  

 

If you noticed, the Koodo plan is $50, so it is more "expensive" than the target group which is the $40 plan PM customers.  You get more data at Lte speed with some extra cost and potential hardware options.  For heavier use clients, it might be worth it.  

 

For myself, we barely use 2-3 GB per month, so we probably won't switch unless the deal is better in the future.   Smiley Happy

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

@boopvanner 

True, but if you need a new phone, Koodo phone deals are quite attractive.  Lots of RFD threads about certain phone specials, etc.  You can also cancel earlier if needed, but just need to pay off Koodo tab.  

Oracle

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

Just treat the offer as no different than junk mail.  Some people will like the offer and take it, others won't.  It is no big deal if you don't like the offer, just ignore it.  We all know how to manage junk mail. 

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

The migration is to move folks over to a non-throttled (10x faster) Full LTE package, with 5 GB of data for $50.  Years ago, I would have been interested in this, but I'm on the Fall 2016 Promo, and currently receive $12 in combined AutoPay and Loyalty rewards for my 90-day cycle, which drops my 'regular price' by $4 a month.  I also get per cycle rewards of $9 for 3 referrals, and then there are the rewards for community involvement.

 

My next 90-day renewal I'm expecting to only pay $45 for my 90 days.  That is if I don't switch to the new $25 package, which will be $0 for me.

 

I'm having trouble deciding what I want to do, as I don't receive the top LTE speeds on my LTE (no-throttle) plan.  I also rarely use more than 3 GB per 30/days.  I did a speed test while on the bus to work this morning - my fastest test ever - 45 download, 2 upload.

 

I'm amazed of that speed, but I'm rarely using my phone for anything important on the bus.  Home and work are slower speeds.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Why have we been targeted by Kudo to switch

@stonechucker

 

As a seasoned PMer, you're surely familiar with all the 3G (throttled) vs LTE discussions. My experience tends to put me in the no-significant-difference camp, with some exceptions,which would be unlikely on a bus. Have noticed that when running Google Maps through Android Auto, on the phone without a car head unit, Tune-In Radio can develop a buffering problem and suddenly stop - - and incoming calls can get routed through the phone's speaker rather than the car's Bluetooth. Of course, that's a heavy load and this could also be a memory issue, not necessarily related to data speed. Rebooting usually fixes things, but it never happened with 4G LTE. 

 

Somtimes the question is less about speed and more about getting things done at all, and on that score, everybody has their own requirements. 

 

The Tab is an interesting part of the Koodo promo. Still, the monthly savings with PM could go a long way toward buying a mid-tier phone outright, for those looking for a new device. Very much enjoyed my time with Koodo but sofar PM is working out too well to make this offer compelling.