Changing Phone and Plan

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After I pay off my tab on my phone that I have now (Samsung Galaxy Ace) I am looking into getting an Iphone. Can I just switch over or do I have to pay for the phone?...also I am wanting to change my plan from what I have now.
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You can put the iphone on a Tab, or buy it outright. As for plans, you can change plans in self serve once a month as long as it meets the requirements for the Tab size you opt for
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ok. Do you guys sell Iphone 5C?..That's the phone I was looking into buying
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How does it work if I were to buy the phone from the apple store but still go through Koodo with my plan?
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You could always buy it from Apple and bring the phone to use with Koodo.
You just have to buy a nano Sim card from Koodo and use self serve to switch your sim card to the new one

This way the phone will also be unlocked and you wont have to pay off your tab. If you tab happens to be paid off, then you could get the BYOD discount and get 10% off your monthly plan EVERY month!
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So if I wait for my tab to be paid off then buy the phone from the Apple Store and bring it to koodo then I would get the BYOD (what does that stand for) and get 10% off my monthly plan?..Correct?
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BYOD = Bring your own device

And yes once you pay off your tab you get 10% off your monthly plan :)
http://koodomobile.com/en/on/switch2k...
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OK! :) That sounds like a pretty good deal to me! :)
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You can bill yourself out for the tab. Keep in mind any upgrades require you to pay off your current tab. If you want to keep your current price plan You'd have to choose the medium tab ($300 off the retail of the phone) with $5 tab charge. If you go witht he large the tab charge is $10 and you'll have to choose from one of the large tab plans. Plus side you'll get up to $500 off for the phone.
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Ok. I am currently waiting to pay off my current tab before going a head and getting a new phone. I am also wanting to change my plan from what I have now, because the plan I have now does not allow me to send/receive photos within text messages. So I am wanting a plan where I am able to send/recieve photos within text messages.
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Which iPhone were you looking at? If you want to switch plans anyway, since all of them are $30+ now, you would qualify for Small or Medium Tab. I highly recommend Medium Tab for best value.

You would pay off your negative Tab (can be billed out to you in store). Let's say you wanted the 5S 16GB (choice of black or gold)

$725 retail price

Small Tab: $575 in store.
Medium Tab: $425 in store. Must have a $30 plan (if you switch they all are anyway) + $5 Tab charge until Tab balance reaches 0, whcih will be 24 months or less
Large Tab: $225 in store. Must have a Tab L plan + $10 Tab charge until it's paid off in 24 months or less. I do not recommend this because you have better choice with Small/Medium and you end up paying a few hudnred $$ more over 24 months.

EDIT:

If you do buy the phone from Apple, it comes unlocked and you can get 10% off your Koodo plan (if you have no Tab balance). You don't have to wait for it be finished.

All new plans include MMS.
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The phone I am looking at is the 5C in lime green. So you are recommending the medium tab then? So what would I be looking at if I were to choose the Iphone 5C?
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it looks liek you only sell that phone in blue or grey/white in the 5C...so I was thinking of getting the Phone from the Apple Store then bringing it to Koodo to set up a plan...
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*like
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If you get the your phone from the apple store your tab would get continued to be payed off on your monthly bill.
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so if I were to get my phone now..I can still continue to keep my plan and pay off the tab I have now?? O.o
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Yup! and once you do you'll be eligible to use the tab again or the (BYOD) no sim discount! You'd get 10% off your monthly bill! Keep in mind no tab is accrual when you do this.
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what do you mean by accrual?
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That once your tab is at 0, it wont continue to grow positive credits if you have the BYOD discount. It's one or the other
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I just edited my post because GetSat doesn't update the thread until I refresh the page so I didn't see you wanted the lime green. So go buy it from Apple and bring it over. You'll need a nano SIM card to be activated, too. Any kiosk or retailer who sells Koodo can do it for you.
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haha ok thats fine! :) whats a nano sim card?..is that a normal sim card?
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ouuu thats a bit long to wait for my tab to be payed off....thats like 3-4 years!! :/ ummm Yes maybe I will wait till my tab does decrease smaller then look into getting the iphone then
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At firs I was just thinking of getting the new IPOD but then I was having troubles with my phone and kind of wanted the IPHONE hmmm maybe if its going to take that long to wait for the tab to reach 0 then maybe I'll just get the ipod?.... hmmm
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Or you can pay off the tab ($92)
Then get the white iphone 5c on the medium tab (-$300) and get a lime green case.

Note that a medium tab also adds a $5 tab charge to your bill that goes to pay down your tab plus 15% of your bill goes toward paying off your tab. In additions, your tab is gauranteed to be wiped (zero'd) after 2 years
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Yeah I would consider this option^^
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It's prolly the best bang for your buck. But there is the cost to pay off the tab ($92) and the extra $325 for the iphone that is not under the Tab. It's still a significant amount of money to spend upfront
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ok Thanks guys. I will think about my options and decide what I want! :)

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