change/swap phone tab

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I have a Tab of Samsung S4 and i want to swap the phone unit to the new iphone 5S. is that possible? i just want to change my phone unit. how much i will gonna pay for it? thank you very much
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DID you pay full price for the Galaxy S4 or did you put part of it on the tab, if so how much and what tab do you have and what plan do you you currently have? Without all that info nobody has any idea how much you'd pay to upgrade your phone.
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nope i just pay 475 for the unit and have a tab of 150. its a plan 35 per month...and i have my account 4 months ago....it is possible to swap the unit? but same tab?thanks
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You will not be able to swap the S4 for an iPhone 5S.

Your best course of action is to sell the S4 to someone who is interested (through ebay, craigslist or kijiji or classified ad), then use the money towards the purchase of an iPhone 5S. Obviously, the re-sale value of the S4 will not be enough to pay for a 5S, so it will still cost you extra money to buy it.

If you've only had the Tab for 4 months, it has likely reduced by a small portion -- probably $14 in your situation. So you could use that $14 to reduce the price of an iPhone 5S from $725 to $711. Keep in mind that buying it from Koodo means the phone is locked to Koodo.

Given this, you are MUCH better off buying the iPhone 5S directly from Apple for $719. When you buy it directly from Apple, the phone will be unlocked and you will be able to use it with any mobile carrier.
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thank you so much for the info.... have a good night
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Hi,

I'm thinking of doing something similar to this in order to get a Blackberry Q10. I have a $150 gift card at Futureshop, but since they do not have the Q10 available for Koodo, I'm thinking about getting another phone that is $300 (or more). Then I would pay $150 using my gift card and the other $150 would go on my Tab, and I would pay the remaining cost myself upfront (currently I have 0 Tab since I'm using an unlocked phone right now).

After this, would I be able to swap whatever phone I buy with someone on kijiji who is offering a Q10 for trade, and still keep the phone I first bought on my Tab until it is payed off?

I would also like to keep the $20/month plan I'm currently on, which is no longer available.

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Koodo used to have the Q10. So if you call koodo stores, they might have some left over...
http://community.koodomobile.com/kood...

You can keep your $20 plan if you stay on the Tab S ( up to $150 tab).
You don't need pay off the tab to upgrade your phone.
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Thanks! I might do that. I figured I might as well use up my FS gift card though, which is why I made this more complicated than it probably needs to be :P
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FS gift card doesn't expire, so you can use it around X-mas time (or any time )for sure :D

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