I can't stand the commercials for this brand. I find them confusing and annoying. Even their billboards are horrid. Even if they offered me a free phone with unlimited minutes I would not accept because they put me off so much! I realize it is a competitive business and they need to stand out in their advertising, but it is awful awful!

What do you think? Are you drawn to this sort of advertising, or do you turn away cringing?
Jun 27, 2009 @ 09:01 am

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Ali de Bold


Yep, me too. They must be for a much younger audience. I also cringe at the sight of them!
Jun 28, 2009 @ 03:58 pm

I like it.

It's unique and different... they know how to stand out! The fact that they annoy you... is still helping them in some way. As long as they stir controversy, the ads are working in some way!

Jun 28, 2009 @ 07:15 pm


Their commercials are a bit annoying, and I hate the ads that they have all over the Eaton Center mall in Montreal.

Though regardless of the ads, I do like the company. I have a cellphone with them, and they've been pretty good so far. The ads had nothing to do with my signing up for them, it was their prices, no one else could beat them with what I wanted.
Jun 28, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

Interesting nik05...

I am in the hunt for a new cell phone company. How would you say the network/reception is?
Jun 29, 2009 @ 09:41 am

I agree Ness

It is a bit annoying. I do think it is targeted at a particular audience so I just ignore them. I had a couple friends with Koodoo phones as well and they hated them, kept dropping calls etc. As for the neon loud advertising, just look at it as they are reaching their target audience and it doesn't include you or I if we are turned off by it and would not buy a phone from them because the ads turn you off!
Jun 29, 2009 @ 05:01 pm


The only place I've had reception problems so far is in the basement of my current house...granted I had the exact same problem with another cell phone provider I was with, so I think it may just be the house. I went with Koodo about two months ago, I've yet to leave the city with my cellphone, so I don't know what the reception farther away from their towers would be. They use Telus' network (they are the same company), so if you've used them, I'd assume you would get the same experience when it comes to reception. I've just recently noticed that my cellphone will sometimes get reception in some Metro stations/tunnels in Montreal, my last phone was a lost cause there.

I just love how cheap they are compared to other providers. They have no monthly system access fee, and their prices beat the competitors. My big thing with them is that most of their plans offer unlimited text messaging...most other companies let you add unlimited texting to your plan for $15-20 extra, whereas Koodo's cheapest plan ($25) comes with the unlimited texting to begin with.

Also, there's no contract (well kind of). Your phone gets put on a tab, and 10% of each bill you pay goes towards paying off that tab...once you pay off your phone you can cancel or get a new phone. If you want to cancel your plan before then, all you have to do is finishing paying off the phone, which is usually cheaper than most other companies (my last company wanted $300 for me to cancel my plan!)
Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

Koodoo and telus

Koodoo is to Telus what Solo is to Bell. Telus is not a bad company but does not have as good reception as other providers from my experience. It does depend on the phone too. The advertising is annoying!!!

Jun 30, 2009 @ 02:13 am

Thanks nik05

That was helpful! I am aware that they are the same company as Telus. Similar to you, I cannot cancel my plan with the company I am with right now unless I want to be charged lots of money. I hate how cell phone companies do that, and so it is a plus that this one doesn't. It's nice shop around and research different companies before a contract ends. Thanks again Nik! Always good to hear feedback from people who are using the company :-)
Jun 30, 2009 @ 11:46 am

gotta recognize!

you noticed them, didn't you?
Welcome to the world of advertising. Some might hate them, some might find them quirky - I do. Would I buy the plan? Probably not, because I like my current one with Telus. But the ads themselves for first time buyers are pretty neat. It's all about brand recognition - and at the moment it's very well recognized (just like those annoying Oliver Jewelery commercials)
Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

Smart advertising

Oliver Jewelery.... lmao! Those are the cheesiest ever.
Yup... as long as you recognize and remember it, it's effective advertising.
Like those annoying "er" billboards that turned out to be ads for Bell. Everyone was like... wtf is ER?!?!
Jun 30, 2009 @ 01:12 pm

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