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I dont have good credit score but I can't afford to hand over $600. What should I do?

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There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to set up a small tab with Koodo (a phone valued up to $150 - the Moto G is an excellent choice) as you may not need the best credit. Otherwise Koodo has a great prepaid section, you could either bring your own phone or purchase one from Koodo. In which case I'd recommend the Moto G ($150), Nexus 4 ($300) or the iPhone 4s ($300). The only reason I would recommend steering away from prepaid is cause you usually get better prices with a lot more, ex. unlimited/more data.
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Kristina V. wrote:

There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to...

Prepaid is exactly where someone on a limited budget or with limited usage should go. And Koodo prepaid is the only one in Canada worth recommending due to their non-expiring boosters.
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Kristina V. wrote:

There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to...

Unless you need a ton of data or unlimited mins, prepaid actually offers better value.
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Kristina V. wrote:

There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to...

Partially agreed. Postpaid does have its own advantages; it's Canada-wide, offers.gift cards on some new activations, plus the phone prices aren't inflated.
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Kristina V. wrote:

There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to...

Moto G is $250 on prepaid, not $150, and I don't think Koodo is able to offer the iphones on prepaid anymore, unfortunately.
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Kristina V. wrote:

There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to...

Just took a look at the prepaid section and it doesn't look like the Moto G is there either.. do the standard koodo phones not work on prepaid because of the sim card/bandwidth?
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Kristina V. wrote:

There are quite a few great phones on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. I would try to...

SIM card yes, but bands have nothing to do with it because they're the exact same phone. Koodo just charges more for prepaid phones to discourage customers from not activating on their network. I don't blame them but I disagree with charging more for an outright/prepaid sale.

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