Koodo’s website detailed on Tuesday, “Happy Lunar New Year. Get 10 GB of data for $50/month and 888 long distance minutes.”
The plan includes unlimited Canada-wide anytime minutes, unlimited messaging (text & picture), Call Display, Voicemail, Call Waiting and Conference Calling.
Additional data, if you authorize it, is billed at $10/100 MB, or $100/1GB.
There’s a 4GB data bonus added to $45, $50, $55, $60 and $75 plans, a similar bonus available from Virgin and Fido as well:
- $45 – 6GB (normally 2GB)
- $50 – 10GB (normally 6GB)
- $55 – 12GB (normally 8GB)
- $60 – 14GB (normally 10GB)
- $75 – 16GB (normally 12GB)
Koodo’s fine print says the $50/10GB BYOD plan is “only available for new customers activating on Koodo on select phones with the Tab or BYOD. Not eligible for current Koodo customers. Eligible in all provinces, excluding Quebec.”
As for those 888 long distance minutes (8 is a lucky number in Asian cultures)? Koodo says it is for calls from Canada to China (excluding Macau), Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.
It took a few days, but we now have all three sub-brands of the Big 3 offering the same $50/10GB Lunar New Year plan.