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Currently on Koodoo Prepaid but keep receiving offers to switch to Postpaid. Whis is better?


I am currently on Koodoo Prepaid, but keep receiving offers to switch to Postpaid. Which is better ?  Current prepaid is $50.00 a month because the cheaper prepaid rates kept giving me messages that I was out of minutes, which I couldn't understand because I don't 'talk' on the phone that much.  I honestly do not understand what the differences are between Prepaid and Postpaid. And Tabs are a complete mystery to me. Can anyone help ?  Thanks so much.

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What's your usage? If you don't have unlimited incoming that'll knock your minutes too just answering calls. Or if you call before unlimited calling kicks in for the lower tier prepaid. As for what's better, postpaid tends to be better if you have heavier usage. You get use of the tab. You can roam internationally if you hav to have to use your Canadian number. Prepaid ensures no overages and tends to work better for lighter use. It could be worth it to switch to postpaid if you actually need t spend 50 a month through prepaid. Again I'd check your usage and times. Outgoing and ingoing. Which plan do you have? It'll help us to determine what your needs are.
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Tally up the minutes and data you've used in the last 4 months or so to get an average. It's available on pre-paid self-service under transaction history and boosters.

You will then have a good base value for your consumption. Post-paid consumption will be a little less, since the meter only starts when the answering party picks up the phone.

Picking out a post-paid plan that will cover you will probably end up being cheaper if the $50 prepaid is always busting the bank. If you want to do go ahead, visit a Koodo dealer with the proper id, pass the cursory credit check, then purchase a SIM and plan. No worry about carrying a tab since you already have the phone in hand.

Best to do so when your prepaid minutes are just about used up because there will be no refund for unused minutes or data when you make the switch. Verify with Koodo how any $$$ balance in your prepaid account will be refunded or credited.
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About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a loan that is paid back monthly with the tab. After 2 years you get even and the tab, that you keep paying, becomes positive and it is used as a down payment, partial or total, to get a new device.
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

Not anymore. Under all current postpaid plans, once the tab is paid off, the tab charge is simply removed and you pay only for the plan. Positive tabs are only possible with grandfathered plans.
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

You call me a grandfather? (Just kidding, of course) I am still getting tab money piling up for the future when I will obtain a new phone. I did not know that this option was removed.
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

The current tab system removed Koodo's contribution (the 10-15%) and the ability to accumulate to +150 unfortunately and sadly.
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

I clicked "Like" but I do not like it. 
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

Haha understandable!
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

Click it again and you can unlike your like, but can never bring it below zero, just like your cell bill...
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Tiz wrote:

About the tab. Tab can be negative or positive. When you get a new device from Koodo, you start a...

Oh that's cold....

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