Can I use a tabbed phone with another account?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 7 months ago
Are tabbed phones in some way locked to their numbers? My girlfriend was looking for a birthday gift for me. For some reason I can not get a tab on my account at the moment.

We were thinking of putting a small tab on her account, and I could use the phone with my koodo number. I am just curious if the phone would be locked to her number for some reason. 

I was also curious how quickly I could pay the tab off for her. I've read a bit, and come across something that said you need to wait 90 days to pay off a tab or they redact your promotional credits. She would be using a positive tab balance to get the phone, if I paid off the phone before the 90 days, would they make us pay the $150 credit back? Thank you!
Photo of Nicholas

Nicholas

  • 234 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 7 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Dinh

Dinh, Mobile Master

  • 41,522 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will. And if it is locked, you can request unlock code for free.

They put the 90 days there to hinder people getting Tab every month, I guess. The $150 credit is another story.
(Edited)
Photo of Allan

Allan, Mobile Master

  • 62,050 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Shouldn't have anything to do with being a new customer.as plenty of people come to Koodo and get a tab.
What errors do you get when you try to get a phone?
Photo of Nicholas

Nicholas

  • 234 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
When I sign into the koodo site and navigate to shop phones, all it shows is the retail prices. On my girlfriends account, it shows small, medium, and large tabs. 
Photo of Dinh

Dinh, Mobile Master

  • 41,522 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Are you on the Spending limit program? https://www.koodomobile.com/help/spending-limit-program
Photo of Mayumi

Mayumi, Mobile Master

  • 115,056 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Are you on the spending limit program.
If so, there are 2type of Tab limit. One allows to have up to $175 Tab and the other allows to have $0.
But if you keep paying your bill on time(full), then they will reassess you and you might have a chance to have Tab in the future.
Photo of Nicholas

Nicholas

  • 234 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
I must be. I looked at my self serve and I can't find where it would say I am. Thanks for the help everyone.