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    International Saver: Old vs Current

    Hello,

    has anyone of you studied the differences between the old International Saver add-on and the current one?

    Or is there a list of countries with the relevant prices?

    Before January 2014, there was ab add-on available for $2/month. (Grandfathered plans still have that). The rates are here:
    http://help.koodomobile.com/Portals/...2001302014.pdf
    (That add-on also included a discount on long distance calls within Canada.)

    Now it costs $3/month and comes with somewhat different prices, depending on the destination called. I would like to know which destinations went up and which went down. The Koodo website only shows a dropdown menu where I would have to pick each country separately. After checking a number of countries, the script crashed.

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    I use tel3. Good rates, local access numbers, recognizes your phone number when you call in then speed dials can be setup for your favorites.

    Example: when I call the local access number it tells me how much money I have on my account and I dial 1# and it tells me how many minutes the call can be and it calls my speed dial slot. No monthly fees either on a regular account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeVader View Post
    I use tel3. Good rates, local access numbers, recognizes your phone number when you call in then speed dials can be setup for your favorites.
    Thank you for that pointer. However, for most of my intl calls, tel3 would be more than double the price compared to Koodo.

    Now I'm still trying to figure out the differences in the rates between the old Koodo add-on and the new one. :-)

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    Don't get raped and pay those rates...even Fongo ( simple to use) has better ones if you don't want to get a SIP client and a VoIP account.
    I pay fraction of a cent for European destinations (through Circlenet.us or callwithus.com).

    1$/min??? They are delusional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dajs View Post
    Thank you for that pointer. However, for most of my intl calls, tel3 would be more than double the price compared to Koodo.

    Now I'm still trying to figure out the differences in the rates between the old Koodo add-on and the new one. :-)
    Really? I'm surprised at this. How cheap is koodos plan? I just looked up calls to India for example on tel3 and its 1.2 cents a minute? UK is 1 cent,
    UK mobile is 3 cents etc. 🙃

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    Thank you for all your suggestions. But other companies' rates are really not my concern at this time.

    I'm simply interested in a comparison between the old and the current one. That's it.

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    I've sat down, compared every single listed calling destinations, and noted all that have changed. The first number is the old add-on price per minute, the second is the current add-on price per minute, the third number is the price change in percent: So 100 means that the price is double under the current add-on. -33 means that the price is 1/3 lower under the current add-on. When it says "#value", that indicates that the calling destination was not listed under the old add-on or is not listed under the current add-on.

    Under the current add on, some destinations cost 20 times (!) what they cost with the old add-on:

    OLD NOW %
    Algeria 0.15 1 567
    Antigua Barbuda 0.15 1 567
    Argentina 0.05 0.1 100
    Aruba 0.15 1 567
    Azerbaijan 0.15 1 567
    Bahamas 0.15 0.1 -33
    Bangladesh 0.1 0.05 -50
    Belgium 0.1 0.05 -50
    Bermuda 0.1 0.05 -50
    Brazil 0.05 0.15 200
    Bulgaria 0.1 0.05 -50
    Burundi 0.15 1 567
    Chile 0.05 0.15 200
    Colombia 0.1 0.05 -50
    Costa Rica 0.15 0.05 -67
    Croatia 0.1 1 900
    Curacao ? 1 #VALUE!
    Dominican Rep 0.15 0.1 -33
    Egypt 0.15 0.1 -33
    Finland 0.1 0.05 -50
    French Antilles 0.15 0.05 -67
    French Guyana 0.1 0.05 -50
    French Terr Indian Ocean 1 ? #VALUE!
    French West Indies ? 1 #VALUE!
    Galapagos Islands ? 1 #VALUE!
    Georgia 0.1 0.15 50
    Grenada 0.15 1 567
    Guadeloupe 0.15 0.05 -67
    Guernsey ? 1 #VALUE!
    Iceland 0.15 0.05 -67
    Inmarsat 1 ? #VALUE!
    Iran 0.15 0.1 -33
    Irak 0.15 1 567
    Isle of Man ? 1 #VALUE!
    Israel 0.1 0.05 -50
    Japan 0.1 0.05 -50
    Jersey ? 1 #VALUE!
    Kazakhstan ? 1 #VALUE!
    Kosovo ? 1 #VALUE!
    Kuwait 0.15 0.1 -33
    Laos 0.1 0.05 -50
    Latvia 0.1 0.05 -50
    Lithuania 0.15 0.05 -67
    Malta 0.15 0.05 -67
    Martinique ? 1 #VALUE!
    Mexico 0.15 0.05 -67
    Moldova 0.15 1 567
    Namibia 0.15 0.1 -33
    Norfolk Island ? 1 #VALUE!
    Norway 0.1 0.05 -50
    Pakistan 0.05 0.1 100
    Paraguay 0.15 0.1 -33
    Reunion 0.15 1 567
    Rwanda 0.15 1 567
    Saba ? 1 #VALUE!
    Saipan Island ? 3 #VALUE!
    Samoa ? 3 #VALUE!
    San Marino 0.05 1 1900
    Serbia 0.1 1 900
    Seychelles 0.15 1 567
    Sint Maarten 0.1 ? #VALUE!
    South Africa 0.15 0.05 -67
    South Korea 0.1 0.05 -50
    Switzerland 0.05 0.1 100
    St. ? 1 #VALUE!
    Tahiti ? 1 #VALUE!
    Taiwan 0.05 1 1900
    Tajikistan 0.1 0.15 50
    Tanzania 0.15 1 567
    Turkey 0.1 0.15 50
    Turkmenistan 0.15 0.1 -33
    Uganda 0.05 1 1900
    UK 0.15 0.05 -67
    Uruguay 0.1 0.15 50
    US Virgin Islands ? 0.05 #VALUE!
    Vatican ? 1 #VALUE!
    Venezuela 0.1 0.05 -50
    Western Sahara ? 1 #VALUE!
    Zanibar ? 1 #VALUE!

    This list may contain errors and/or inadvertent omissions. Do not rely on any of it without double checking!

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    Sux to call Uganda now ...

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    It seems that the rates have changed dramatically. Now, even with the $3/month saver, Koodo charges TWENTY cents a minute for calls to the US!

    That's just nuts.

    UK, France 15 Cents
    Australia 16 Cents

    The savings for calling to Tonga is a whopping 3%. Without the add-on, a minute costs a full dollar. With the $3 add-on, a minute costs 97 cents.

    Koodo has lost it. That will push more customers to VoIP and OTT services.

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    just use rebtel....its free US Calling.

    and it displays your actual number on outgoing calls to the person you are calling.

    If you need to call other countries, its like $12.xxCAD/month and gives you unlimited calling to 60 countries.....


    It also doesnt use your data, as calls are directly connecting using cellular minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dajs View Post
    It seems that the rates have changed dramatically. Now, even with the $3/month saver, Koodo charges TWENTY cents a minute for calls to the US!
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    That's just nuts.

    UK, France 15 Cents
    Australia 16 Cents
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    Yes, remember this is Canada. It's not what would make sense helping our economy, like having people call our biggest trading partner and the worlds largest economy... No it's BILL SHOCK! Get a $238.77 cell phone bill for trying to have that conversation.

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