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Can I buy a phone outright from Koodo and not get an account with them?


I am with another carrier and I like the Nexus 5. I would just like to buy the Nexus 5 but I don't want to join Koodo

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Koodo only sells phone to customers who have a Koodo account
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certain koodo dealers (not all) will sell phones outright usually at a higher rate since you are not an active koodo customer but I have seen it done. Hope this helps 🙂
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Buy a Preowned one from TELUS instead: https://shop.telus.com/preowned_nexus_5.php $60 cheaper, and if it doesn't look like new, you can ask them to send you a different one.
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we do , the low and mid tier phones just not the high tier phones. 😃
Awesome! Thanks
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HippieLongstocking wrote:

we do , the low and mid tier phones just not the high tier phones. :D

Hippie is this new? I thought they only sold with an activation. Did the policy change?
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HippieLongstocking wrote:

we do , the low and mid tier phones just not the high tier phones. :D

Hi Chad, im pretty sure it all comes down to the location you go to as certain dealers like too keep all their phones on hand to be sold as an activation and others are willing to sell them outright and make the extra couple of dollars here and there. I don't believe koodo has a policy against selling out right phones as I've bought outright phones from koodo authorized dealers before.
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HippieLongstocking wrote:

we do , the low and mid tier phones just not the high tier phones. :D

Kakarot, this is regarding corporate Koodo locations, not dealers.
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You wouldn't get the $100 bonus offer if your not a customer however so keep that in mind as well.
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Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be added to the price of the phone. Furthermore, we will consider that it's for a prepaid account so a prepaid SIM card will be provided. Thank you! ________________________ If you see a good answer, give it a star.
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

Yannick, is this any and all phones? Or just phones in the prepaid section https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-phones?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPhones A previous post mentioned they bought this for the G3 (I cant find the post any more tho)
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

Only on select phones, and it doesn't work for higher end models -iPhones, S6... 🙂
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

how do we all know which phones? is it a secret?
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

So are we ever going to get an answer to Dennis' question Yannick? And what do you mean by not higher end models, i had mentioned before that my friend was able to get an S5 and another thread where someone got an LG G3, those are considered high end are they not?
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

I think they mean high end at the time of purchase which both phones you mention are a year old now and not the highest end phones available right now their specs are outdated. The presently high end phones are kept for Koodo customers because they are in high demand and short supply alot of the time compared to last year's models.
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

True paul but im just confused because the koodo employees on the community first started to say that it was impossible to purchase a phone retail price without a Koodo account, and now that people are saying that they have and that it is possible, now the employees are stating that it is impossible under certain conditions. Im just wondering what the actual answer is.
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Yannick wrote:

Hi there, our Koodo stores can sell a phone outright without activation but a premium will be add...

See? The Koodo employees only answer when it is simple and convenient for them to. When it is a question that actually requires for them to work and to find the answer, they do not help us. 
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I wouldn't suggest buying it from Koodo outright since it will be more expensive. I suggest buying the Nexus 5 maybe on Craigslist (make sure it's unlocked).
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Joshua Su wrote:

I wouldn't suggest buying it from Koodo outright since it will be more expensive. I suggest buyin...

Hi Joshua, Nexus phones are always unlocked 🙂 Thank you!
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Joshua Su wrote:

I wouldn't suggest buying it from Koodo outright since it will be more expensive. I suggest buyin...

And of course it's going to be cheaper off something like Craigslist because you'd be buying a used phone where Koodo is selling you a brand new phone in the box with all the accessories and a full 1 year warranty, it's worth buying phones brand new for an extra bit of cash IMO.

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