Koodo Mobile launching new Pay-Per-Use Data plans

Ian Hardy

February 10, 2013 2:06pm


Koodo Mobile is on the cusp of changing up their plans again, specifically the pay-per-use data plans. According to this brochure – which will go into place on February 14th – Koodo will be adding one more tier to their offering, plus looks to be giving a bit more data. Below are all the details: old vs. new:

Old Pay-Per-Use Data Saver (until February 13th):
0MB: $0/month
Up to 25MB: $5/month
Up to 100MB: $10/month
Up to 250MB: $15/month
Up to 500MB: $20/month

New Pay-Per-Use Data Saver (effective February 14th):
0MB: $0/month
Up to 25MB: $5/month
Up to 100MB: $10/month
Up to 300MB: $15/month
Up to 1GB: $20/month
Up to 3GB: $30/month

Look for these new plans to go live this coming week. We’ll have more info soon…
(Thanks tipster!)

  • whoodaaaaaaaaaaaat

    wow I didn’t know that 0mb was for 0$ !!!!!!!!

    • GlasBaclBadIdea

      0$/0mb today, $5/0mb tomorrow
      sign of things to come

    • Still Overpriced

      These prices are simply ridiculous, and a direct reflection of the lack of competition in Canada:

      The big three ( and now Koodo) offer you laughable plans for up to $20 in the hope that you simply join the $30-6GB in order to get you up to the magical $73 ARPU that they are going after.

      Telus has:
      Up to 1GB: $20/month
      Up to 6GB: $30/month (That’s SIX GB for $30)

  • COBwiggy

    3GB for 30 bucks is pretty decent

    • whoodaaaaaaaaaaaat

      How is that decent? it was 6gigs for 30$ before..

    • Rio

      6GB for 30$ is a promotional add on. It would defeat the purpose of promotional if td always there.
      It’s a sale price.

      Your allowed to switch your plan once a month with most carriers, be smart and watch for these promotional plans to switch to them.

  • Kevin

    Well, that took them a while to copy Virgin.

    • JP

      This is exactly the same as Koodo’s old flex data plan which Virgin originally stole from Koodo so I’d call this one fair game at this point.

  • Kid.Canada

    But that 6GB was a promo not a regular plan, that 3GB will be though which is a pretty good deal if u can’t get the 6GB plan anymore.

    • Still Overpriced

      All you need to do is call them and get the 6GB-$30

      It should be:
      1GB $10
      2GB $20
      6GB $30 …or lower!

    • whoodaaaaaaaaaaaat

      They called it a Promo but infact they can offer 6 gigs and more for 30$ .. it should be 10 or 15 gigs for 30$ at least.. they make u think its a promo but infact it is less than the standard.

    • COBwiggy

      What carrier has that standard Canada-wide, exactly? I’d like to know. It is a promo when it is not universally offered 365 days a year.

  • BIll Murray

    so its basically 20$ on top of your usual phone bill for a gig of data (no one is going to use under 100mb, and few will use under 300mb)….not bad considering they offer decent plans for 25$, so 45$ for a data plan with a 1gb is pretty good, its under the 50$ mark!

  • deltatux

    Not no one will use under 100 MB, many parents usually don’t. I know people who can’t use 200 MB, they use like 10 MB and that’s about it even their plan comes with 200 MB regardless.

    • Ripoff TV

      Don’t view a lot of pictures and videos! It’s doable. :-)

    • dbott67

      Although this plan just mirrors Virgin’s offerings, I like the fact that they are offering flex data. For those of us who don’t feel like paying $70.00 per month for phone service (especially when we’ve got spouses & children with phones), plans like this make perfect sense. Both my wife & have have short commutes to work, wifi at home and work and can easily stay under 300 MB of data usage. If we happen to go over 300 MB in any given month, it’s no big deal. The main thing is that I’m not having to pay for minutes or data that I don’t use every month for the duration of a 3-year contract.

      We’re both on VM’s $25.00 promo plan offered around Christmas that includes 150 minutes, 5pm eves & wknds, VM & CID, Canada-wide calling and unlimited texting. My monthly bill for *both* phones is normally $80-90 plus tax. Both phones are unlocked and we use Roam Mobility while traveling.

      For those that regularly use lots of data and airtime, feel free to pay $60-100 for an appropriate plan, but there are a lot of folks like us who don’t need a lot of minutes or data and would rather pay only for what we use.

    • Mike

      @ dbott67, why did you state ” (My) bill for both phones? why are you stuck paying for your wife’s phone? shouldn’t she be paying for her own bills and her own phone bill??
      So if your paying your wife’s bills and phone bill, this means that technically your paying her to be your wife and to sleep with you, so technically she’s your escort wife LMAO LOL.

  • Brayden

    So they went back to what it was prior, and copied Virgins 100%. Good job guys.

  • Jeremy

    For those who are within the coverage zone, and haven’t given Wind a try, I would highly suggest it. If it works, then you’d save money, and if it doesn’t, then pack up and leave.

    I am almost at a 2-year mark here, residing in Scarborough, and traveling all over GTA, plus the Niagara region on occasion. Some areas of Mississauga need some love, but the rest seems to be working just fine.

    Take the plunge, if you haven’t already. I think we’ve all been ripped off long enough. Why would you support companies, that have lied to your for decades?

    • bob

      Because I live wihtin a wind zone and if I spend most of my time in labs in basements, if I don’t stand near a window I get 0 reception, where with bell I will get full LTE speeds. I know I pay more then I could with wind however I pay for a service that you know, actually works everywhere….

  • bb

    now these big three companies and there children see that ppl are using more data than minutes they include more minutes (unlimited with certain plans) and get stingy data lol these plans are still a rip of!!! an all in plan that includes 6gb of data for $50 wud b fair…they offer plans like this in thunder bay and manitoba!!!

  • toronto_daniel

    Rogers_Chris has told us here a couple of days ago that a $50 unlock fee from Rogers is very much fair, and covers the “value added” service that Rogers provides by being kind enough to unlock your device.

    If that isn’t a spit in the face, then I don’t know what is.

    Proudly Big3-Free.

    • RoboTron3000

      International roaming is a profitable business for Robbers. If your phone is locked, then you are FORCED to use it under Robbers’ criminal rates.

      It DOES NOT cost $50 to unlock a device. The high price is a deterrent to prevent people from unlocking their phones.

      Robbers gonna rob any way they can.

      Buy unlocked phones, and shop for the best plan. Do NOT lock yourself into a slave contract with Robelus. Stay flexible, and independent. With an unlocked phones, you can hop plan to plan and company to company every month, if you so desire, and save yourself even more money. If a decent majority of Canadians start doing just that, then the message will be sent loud and clear, and we might see some positive changes.

      Vote with you wallets, my fellow Canadians!

  • bb

    roboTron 3000 you couldnt have said it any better!!!!! but a large majority of ppl are just ignorant so i dont think they will get that!

    • Sgt.Romanov

      Most people can’t afford the high cost of these phones i.e. $600 – $700 so they are steared toward a contract because of the subsidy they get for a phone so until the prices start to come down this will still be the norm , sad to say

    • Robert

      Ignorance is not always the motivating factor. In this country, we get at best, a 10% bill credit for bringing our own devices to a company. When you are a long-term customer, you get the best deals at the Big 3 easily.
      Buying a top-tier device will run you in the neighbourhood of $500 (usually more). 3 Year term and you are getting a device for nothing up-front, and $15 / month pays off that device balance. Even a top-tier plan with all the bells and whistles will come in well under $100, but for argument’s sake, let’s say you manage to drop a hundred a month.. The “discount” you get for bringing your own device is $10. Any one of the Big 3 will match their competition deals even while you are on a contract, as long as your monthly bill meets the contract criteria (ie. “on any smartphone plan $50 or more”). What is the advantage of moving from company to company?
      Quick and Dirty napkin math:
      $500 phone
      36 months at $50, minus your 10% = $45 monthly = 1620
      Total spent: $2120
      or…
      $0 phone
      36 months at $50 no discount = 1800
      Total spent: $1800
      That means that by buying your own device, you spend $320 MORE than by taking the device as part of a contract. So over three years, you need to save that much money switching companies – that works out to over $8 / month.

      I’m quite happy with my provider actually appreciating me as a customer who has been with them for years, with a number of phones. I get treated very well, and I never have to fork over hundreds of my hard earned dollars, and constantly deal with switching providers, resulting split-bill messes, and always watching for the best deals so that I can MAYBE get a better deal than I am getting now.

      Just sayin’

    • Teddy

      @Sgt.Romanov A top-tier phone is a Want, not a Need. Nobody Needs a Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5. If you can’t afford it, then buy something a bit cheaper. Or look into a Nexus 4 for half the price of what the top-tier phones go for.

      I hope the Nexus line keeps on thriving. I am holding out for a Nexus 5 myself.

      Just a little bit of self-education would save a person hundreds of dollars every year on their wireless bills. Internet is a wonderful thing!

  • Mark

    This is still s**t. Everything new any carrier in Canada releases is still s**t.

    Change is very slow to propagate here.

    We pay an unbelievable amount for data … I don’t want to be one of those guys like some of my friends that have to haggle with sales reps to get more data for the same price, I don’t think I should have to.

    I want Big 3 quality reception at promised speeds for a decent price.

  • Toto

    What a joke

  • Thompson

    Who needs minutes? It’s all about data now.

  • screamer

    Yes Thompson it’s all about data. Using Skype for calls and what’s app to text. So than email and we are fine. Best thing than 30 $ 6 gig data and 5 $ for 20 minutes talk Time. ???

  • Frank

    Is this retroactive for everyone already on data-saver or only to new subscribers and those who update their plan?

    • Jon

      In the previous holiday season, Koodo has automatically placed clients who got the $57 (promo) plan to the updated $56 price. I would imagine they could do the same as long as it benefits the customers and doesn’t cost anymore.

      In addition, their updated data saver scale combined with $50 Unlimited Canada-Wide Talk/Text plan make it similar to the current $60 Unlimited Canada-Wide data plan with 2GB of overage ($20). Well, at least it’s something.

  • dbott67

    Although this plan just mirrors Virgin’s offerings, I like the fact that they are offering flex data. For those of us who don’t feel like paying $70.00 per month for phone service (especially when we’ve got spouses & children with phones), plans like this make perfect sense. Both my wife & have have short commutes to work, wifi at home and work and can easily stay under 300 MB of data usage. If we happen to go over 300 MB in any given month, it’s no big deal. The main thing is that I’m not having to pay for minutes or data that I don’t use every month for the duration of a 3-year contract.

    We’re both on VM’s $25.00 promo plan offered around Christmas that includes 150 minutes, 5pm eves & wknds, VM & CID, Canada-wide calling and unlimited texting. My monthly bill for *both* phones is normally $80-90 plus tax. Both phones are unlocked and we use Roam Mobility while traveling.

    For those that regularly use lots of data and airtime, feel free to pay $60-100 for an appropriate plan, but there are a lot of folks like us who don’t need a lot of minutes or data and would rather pay only for what we use.

  • Bad Apple

    Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
    Love it! Not!
    Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

  • Zeake

    With rogers 0mb = $10

  • xenrobia

    I bought the new BlackBerry Z10 on the 5th and I made sure I kept my BIS (BlackBerry Internet Server) service. After six days of heavily downloading Apps, heavy YouTube usage and heavy internet usage, I am only up to 509 MB on my 6 GB plan. They, Telus, tried to talk me out of my old BlackBerry plan since the Z10 doen’t require one, but I wouldn’t budge and I’m so happy I didn’t. I love the new BlackBerry Z10 (a fantastic device) and I love the compression and encryption of my BIS service.

  • kirilmatt

    At least its better then their old plans i guess. I wish I lived somewhere that i could get the wind network but i got a good retention deal with rogers because im a month to month customer: $47: 200mins, evenings and weekends, unlimited text and 6gb of data

  • Eric

    Seriously, 3gb is where these plans should start. One 10 minute YouTube video in HD is over 200mb… A Gameloft title can be 2gb… A system update could be 200mb+… Streaming radio can be 500mb – 3gb per month… And we haven’t even started with Netflix, web browsing, online cloud backups, tethering, etc…. These carriers are purposely crippling the usefullness of the Internet and smartphones.

  • jk1971

    I am with rogers and paying $39 (month-to-month plan):

    300 mins
    unlimited incoming calls
    unlimited evening/weekends after 6pm
    unlimited text/picture messaging
    caller id, 3 voice mails
    500mb data

    Very satisfied!

  • FoReal

    When are you people going to realize that Virgin copies Koodo, not the other way around…

  • Daniel AJ

    Isn’t that a return to the old system?

  • barry

    works for me, now i can go to the $20 voice plan with free messaging and pay $40 a month for 1GB instead of 40 for 500mb and sometimes $45 if i go over 500mb.

    • barry

      i was still on the old datasaver from koodo and $20 + $5 unlimited txt