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14 Launched Ideas From 1 Awesome Community

Jan 15th, 2014


Thanks to the great ideas you’ve submitted, we keep changing for the better. Read on for the ones you’ve made a reality so far through Koodo Ideas.

  1. The Bigger, Better Tab 
    Now you can put up to $500 towards your dream phone, up from $150 with the original Tab. http://koo.do/1kViBot
  2. Bill Payments with Prepaid Credit Cards
    We wanted to make it easier for you to pay your monthly bill, so when someone had the idea to allow prepaid Visa and MasterCard payments, we thought it was a good one. http://koo.do/1aGJ3RQ
  3. Visual Voicemail for iPhones
    You wanted to get your voicemail without dialing into a mailbox, so we made this very popular idea a reality. http://koo.do/1bOpZjN
  4. Upgrade Phones Without Being the Account Holder 
    Before, if you wanted to upgrade your phone when someone else was the account holder, it was a bit of a hassle. But thanks to a great idea, you can now authorize a family member to upgrade their phone on the account, any time. http://koo.do/1apiO1Q
  5. The Ability to Clear the Tab ASAP
    Before this suggestion, there wasn’t a way to contribute more than your monthly Tab contribution. Now you can make a contribution any time via Self Serve, so you can clear your Tab even faster and upgrade to a new phone sooner. http://koo.do/1dsZdyT
  6. French Version of the Koodo Community
    Many of our visitors are French-speaking, so the idea of making life easier for them was perfect. We are a bilingual nation, after all. Check it out at koodo.com/question http://koo.do/15cfgjo
  7. Clear “Welcome to U.S.” SMS Alert
    Someone noticed that the welcome message said “Texting us is free,” but some people thought it meant texting in the U.S. was free. So thanks to your idea, it’s all cleared up now. http://koo.do/1b8KVOz
  8. Flexible U.S. Roaming Add-ons
    We started with 3- and 30-day add-ons, and now there are five simple and flexible U.S. roaming options to suit any trip length! http://koo.do/K3gXWC
  9.  New Search Bar on the Koodomobile.com Homepage
    Answers are good, but they’re even better when they’re easy to find. So we took your suggestion and made our website easier to search! http://koo.do/1aGLgMY
  10. Improved “Report Lost Phone” FAQ
    The original FAQ didn’t mention that you’re responsible for your monthly bill even if you lose your phone, so we agreed it was a good idea to clear that up. http://koo.do/19uX8TD
  11. Community Contests at Shops and Retail 
    The idea: Create contests for new customers as an incentive to join the Koodo Community. The result: Awesome! Who doesn’t love contests, right? http://koo.do/L5PtzS
  12. Outage Reminders via SMS 
    Sometimes Self Serve becomes temporarily unavailable while we upgrade and update. You wanted a quick heads-up when this happens, so now we’ll let you know! http://koo.do/112ESNq
  13. Better Sorting for Prepaid Boosters on Self Serve
    Some people found the order of our Boosters a little confusing, until someone suggested we organize them differently. Now they’re sorted by price! http://koo.do/1a7DEoP
  14. An Easier Way to Find the Koodo Community
    The Koodo Community helps answer plenty of questions. So when you suggested we list Koodo Community on the homepage menu under help, it made plenty of sense. http://koo.do/1j7Jc5k

 

We really want to thank you for sharing, voting and commenting. We’re just getting started, so remember to keep sharing your brightest ideas, big and small. http://koo.do/11ZzGar

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Top Keyboard Apps for Android

Jan 8th, 2014

You spend so much time tapping away on your phone’s keyboard that you should make the experience as smooth as possible. Check out these different Android keyboard options and then ask yourself: what’s your type?

Swype is the original swiping keyboard and it’s great at predicting words based on the shapes you draw. It also has the ability to pick up words and names from your contacts, texts and emails.

SwiftKey is another swipe-friendly keyboard that can really help to speed up your typing. The gesture support and word prediction will have you flying through long messages in a flash.

Kii offers some fun customization options. With different skins, you can change the look of your keyboard depending on your mood or the lighting you’re in.  It also has multiple keyboard layouts.

GO Keyboard is a great option if you type in different languages on your phone. You can switch between languages and keyboard layouts with just a sideswipe, and there are dozens to choose from.

Finally, Google Keyboard is simple but it has some of the best gesture typing available for speed and accuracy. Adding shortcuts for new words in your personal dictionary can really speed things up too.

Once you find the keyboard that’s right for you, you’ll fall in love with your phone all over again.

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Top 5 Apps for Holiday Shopping

Dec 4th, 2013

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably been procrastinating starting your holiday shopping since Thanksgiving.  Not to worry.  With these five apps, the whole experience will be a breeze.

First, make a shopping list. Santa’s Bag will help you keep track of what everyone wants, what you’ve bought for them and how much you’ve so far.  Try it on your iPhone.

If you have any picky people on your list, you’ll love Return Guru.  You can take pictures of your receipts and track the return policies of different stores. It will even send you alerts before your receipts expire.  Get it for your iPhone or Windows.

To get the best price on your purchases, try Shop Savvy. Scan an item’s barcode and it will compare prices for you at nearby retailers and online. Download it on iOS and Android.

If you have to hit the mall, you should have an action plan. Fastmall lets you check out mall maps and directories in advance so you won’t waste any time wandering aimlessly. Get it for iPhone, Android and Windows.

Last up, My Price Canada can tell you exactly how much you’ll be charged on sale items. Enter the price and advertised discount and it will tell you the total cost after tax, in any province. My Price Canada is available for iPhone.

These five apps will make shopping so easy, you’ll wonder how you ever did it without them.

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Five fun facts about cell phones

Nov 25th, 2013

The next time you’re at a party and there’s a lapse in conversation, don’t pull out your phone and start tapping away. Instead, try breaking the ice with one of these interesting facts.

The first cell phone call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper of Motorola. He dialed up his rival Joe Engel at AT & T Bell Labs to say he’d beat him to the punch. That had to hurt.

The phone used to make that call weighed 2 pounds and only had a battery life of half an hour. We’ve come a long way since then.

Yes, cell phones can do a lot more than just make calls these days. However, the most common use for them isn’t calling or even texting, it’s checking the time.

How important is your phone to you? If you said “very”, you’re not alone.  It takes 26 hours for the average person to report a lost wallet, but only 68 minutes for them to report a lost phone.

And last but not least, you won’t believe the price tag on the world’s most expensive cell phone.  It’s an iPhone 5 made of gold and diamonds and it could be yours for just $15 Million.

With an arsenal of facts like these, you’ll never be lost for words again.