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Bring own iPhone 5, 5s, 5c

I am a US citizen but moving to Edmonton for College and to play basketball. I wanted to ask could I bring a iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c to Koodo and get a plan? Could I bring ANY iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c? No specific Model # like Winds, or Specific previous carrier? And If I have to buy a iphone and plan with Koodo, will the phone really be $250-350 by itself? Need to know answer real soon as I move there this sunday (24th)

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Yes, assuming it's unlocked and supports the proper frequencies. If you got it in the U.S and/or from an Apple store, you should be fine unless it's one of those oddball Verizon GSM/HSPA hybrids because I'm not sure how those ones get unlocked. If you have to buy an iPhone/plan with Koodo, yes the price really is that much upfront, but you can take cheaper plans. I know the U.S plans are probably a bit better than ours.
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Yes you can bring your own iPhone to use on Koodo. However make sure it is unlocked first as Koodo cannot unlock it for you and usually it costs over $100 to unlock via third party online. Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 Use this link to obtain the correct model for LTE to function https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/ Use this link regarding the models http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939 For the 5C and 5S, either the GSM or CDMA model will work on 3G which is Koodo's main network. The 5 requires the GSM model only. Always avoid the China models. You can buy an iPhone via Koodo on a Tab. Tab Small means you get a $150 subsidy Tab Medium mean you get a $300 subsidy but there is currently a sale on Tab medium where you get $75 off when you get it on tab medium. Note that a tab medium will include a $5 monthly tab charge Note that Tab medium is the best bang for your buck. Tab large means a $500 subsidy and you have a $10 monthly tab charge plus you have to get a tab large plan (this is the worst option) You can find the iPhone retail prices here https://shop.koodomobile.com/phones/models/index.html I'm living in Edmonton. Welcome to the city. Beware the cold cold winters. The festivals in the city in the summer are great though.