Can I get a phone without a credit card?

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My phone is broken. It is an unlocked phone so I just got a monthly account with Koodoo. I can't afford to buy a phone so wouldn't mind signing up for one. The problem is, I declared bankruptcy in 2011 but I have been discharged. Also I do not have a credit card. Is there any way I can get a phone from Koodoo on a tab plan?
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Chris Weaver

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Posted 2 years ago

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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If you are on a monthly plan with koodo already, are you on the spending limit program?

If not, you can get any phone that is $0 after tab. 
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Ok then getting a phone for $0 on a tab seems like it will work.  No credit card needed at all.
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Thank you Dennis. I just got home with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 and did not pay one penny. Great deal!
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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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I hope you informed yourself about how the tab works. You will be paying a tab fee every month for 24 months to pay off the S4. 
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All that was explained to me. I was under my limit so the guy said it won't be anything extra on my bill
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If you activated a tab today, there will be a tab charge on your bill. You can no longer get a tab that doesn't include a tab charge
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I'm happy you were able to purchase a new device, but I would have recommended another phone besides the S4. It's already 3 years old and software updates have ceased for it. Actually I'm surprised you got it at all. It must be on some sort of clearance pricing at kiosks to get rid of inventory because it's not even listed on the website anymore.

My recommendations for an affordable Tab phone that will continue to receive a few updates would be the Moto X Play. The S5 Neo is also a good option but questionable for updates since it's not a main S line phone. The G4 and Nexus 5X are slightly more but worth the extra price to get something newer and more capable.
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My phone software updated when I got it. I know it is old but it was just under my limit for an upgrade. Any other phone would have cost me out of pocket and iwth me being on a limited income, it is something I cannot do. I just want a phone for very basic things right now anyways.
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The site requires a credit card even when the bill is 0$ to get a new phone, so i cannot...