bring in your own phone

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I am unable to purchase a Nexus 6P online due to "negative credit", even though I have good credit. But am unable to buy one at a kiosk due to it only being available online. Would I be able to buy said phone from the Google company and bring it in to my kiosk and set up an account; even though the phone wouldn't currently be on any plan with another company ex: bell, Telus. Or would I have to have a provider before I made the switch.

Or..

Could I switch my current crap phone from bell to koodo. Then do an upgrade to receive the phone?

I just want to find a loop hole in this situation. Any ideas would be helpful.
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Corinda Diane

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If I remember well Nexus phones are unlocked, but check the frequencies. That means you can buy the phone on line, go to the kiosk of the provider you choose, get the appropriate SIM Card, and ....you are in business.  
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The Nexus phones are not tied to any carrier, AFAIK. You can get one from Google, Amazon or wherever and then get the SIM kit from Koodo and set up an account.

None of that will do you any good if Koodo won't issue an account because of a credit restriction. That should be the first hurdle to check if you are confident that you can get the hardware independently.

Best to approach a kiosk and see if you can get a SIM-only plan and a credit authorizaton for the monthly account. They can port your number and you will settle with Bell. Get the appropriate sized SIM for the Nexus and you will be in business.
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That is music to my ears
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If you are in the process of repairing a credit history hiccup, just remember that Koodo really only cares about getting paid for the plan as long as they don't have to front you a big part of the phone. You could have yourself, a friend, parent, etc. provide you the phone and Koodo could care less about how you got it... they're actually happy not to get involved at all in that discussion.

Good luck, and please let us know how it worked out for you.
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Yes Nexus phones are fine to be brought to any carrier. There is no carrier attachment to the phones when bought from the google play store..

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