In Telus flanker brand Koodo will soon change its plans to no longer include Canada-wide calling while offering separate pricing for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and ‘Tab’ plans.
Then according to details received. For the carrier plans to make the shift on February 23rd. So, it will offer province-wide calling and Canada-wide texting with each plan. So who want Canada-wide calling will need to pay an extra $5 per month for a Canada-wide add-on.
Koodo confirmed the change to in a statement, positioning the change as a way of offering customers “more choice and flexibility.”
You can read the full statement below:
In fact Koodo is making changes to its rate plan pricing to provide customers more choice, flexibility, and opportunities to save. New customers choosing a Tab rate plan will get 3GB of data, unlimited Province-wide calling and Canada-wide text starting at $50/month. Also Customers who bring their own device can save $5 off Tab rate plans, such as 3GB of data for $45/month, which includes unlimited Province-wide calling and Canada-wide text.
In fact We heard from customers that they wanted more choice and flexibility when selecting specific features, and that Canada-wide calling was not a service everyone needs built into their plans. In fact we have decided to introduce optional add-on features like unlimited Canada-wide calling and International text for $5 for customers who need it. It is Not change for existing or renewing customers as long as they keep their current plan.”
Starting February 23rd, Koodo will offer separate pricing for most BYOD and Tab plans. Then those unfamiliar with Koodo’s plan structure, the carrier lets customers put a set portion of the cost of a phone on the Tab. Tab Basic, for example, reduces the upfront cost by $240. So Customers pay a $10 Tab charge on their monthly bill for 24 months.
Moreover Tab Mid is up to $360 with a $15 per month Tab charge, while Tab Plus is up to $792 with a $33 per month Tab charge. Now Currently, Koodo’s plans are the same whether you get a phone on the carrier’s Tab system, or get a BYOD plan without a phone. So the only difference in cost between Tab and BYOD was the extra monthly Tab charge. Now Once the change comes into effect, that will no longer be the case.
BYOD $25 – Talk and Text, no data $45 – 3GB (this and other data plans include talk and text) $50 – 5GB $55 – 8GB $70 – 12GB Tab $30 – Talk and Text, no data $45 – 2GB (this and other data plans include talk and text) $50 – 3GB $55 – 5GB $60 – 8GB $75 – 12GB
With that said, if you’re a new customer considering switching to Koodo, you may want to do so before the changes come into effect. While aside from the benefit of the ongoing promotions (which are only for new customers and run until February 22nd), you’ll dodge the incoming plan changes.