Hi there. So, just a bit of background info: I have an existing phone tab on Koodo, with a remaining balance of -$129. My talk & text plan (& tab) is an older one that's no longer offered, but I'm looking to upgrade to a no-tab data plan with a different phone. I currently have a Blackberry Curve 9320 and am looking to upgrade to a Samsung Galaxy S III. My partner has one of the latter, still in perfect working condition, it's just locked to Rogers right now. My phone is also still in perfect working condition, just has a few minor scrapes on the edges, all only affecting the visual appearance slightly. Now for the questions: For the trade-in program, I understand that they'll have to decide what my phone is worth, and that it will be issued as a credit toward getting a new phone. Since I already have the new phone, could the credit just go toward paying off the old phone instead? I've looked through the forums and it's clear that I couldn't use the credits toward the monthly bill. So, if I can't use the credits toward paying off the old phone, then it makes the most sense just to sell it and use the cash to pay off the tab. It'd be nice if Koodo could do it for me though.
Also, because Koodo still sells the Blackberry 9320 new for $150 retail or $129 on the tab, how much of a credit would I expect to get from the trade-in? They sell them Certified pre-owned as well, for $120 retail or $99 on the tab. Should I be expecting close to that amount back in credit, or just some small (under $50) kind of thing? Many thanks to those who reply with some helpful answers!