Can I buy a phone without a plan?

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Hello!
I wanna buy an unlocked phone and I found information on Koodo website.
They said, "you can get your phone unlocked right away if you're buying a phone outright from us."
It means, If I buy a retail price phone, can I unlock it right away without any plan?
or should I pay for 1 month plan and then I can cancel it?
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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Koodo is a celllular service provider, not a retailer of cellphones. They only provide phones to people subscribing to a Koodo plan.
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You need to be a customer wih a plan to buy a phone.  All phones in canada are now sold unlocked.
You can get a plan and phone and then call in to cancel right away
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Thanks for your prompt response!
One more question here.
Usually how long is it takes to cancel my plan?
Also, For example, if I cancel it within a few days, Should I pay for 1 month? or just for a couple of days?
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When you cancel you need to request you want it canceled as of that date.  Otherwise, koodo will bill you until the end of your billing cycle
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@Dana: No, you couldn't buy a phone without a plan.
The unlock policy has changed since Dec 1 2017. All phones are selling unlocked.

You could cancel right away. If you decided to keep the phone, you would need to pay off the Tab and few days of service.
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Thanks for your kind response!
Even though I cancel it whthin a few days, should I pay off for 1 month?
Also, does it require few days to remove my plan?
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Dana,

Dennis just answered the question above. You only pay for the day you had the service + Device "Tab". The cancellation terms should be in your contract. I would suggest you go over it carefully before signing.
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