Christmas present?

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My son currently has the Galaxy Ace, I would like to upgrade his phone for Christmas. Can I upgrade the phone now and activate after christmas?
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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Yes,

You just buy the phone and it gets shipped to you or you buy it in store.

After Xmas you just use self serve to transfer the service to the new sim card (if needed) or, if the Sims are the same size,you just put the Sim card from the Ace in the new phone.

What's he getting?
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The way Chad mentioned is one method of doing it, but your buyer's remorse period starts on the day you upgrade your Tab. So by the time Christmas comes around, if he doesn't like the phone, then you're stuck with it.

If you are inquiring about a post-dated activation, only Rogers has started offering it but I feel like the other carriers will do it eventually because it happened last year too.

Post dated is nice because the phone gets activated on a date closer to Christmas and buyer remorse starts on that day too, so you'll have more time to return it if need be.
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Yeah, I forgot about that. Jonathan is right. But you could always purchase a couple days in advance of Christmas.
looking at the Galaxy S4, but don't want to deactivate his current phone. Christmas is all about the surprise.
thanks for the input.
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Your a very good mom! You'll need a micro sim to transfer the service too. They should give you one.
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Yeah you can stash the sim with the phone and get it on the 22nd or 23rd so you'll still have 14 days from the point of purchase it if need be. you can always stash another sim card with the phone and he can activate once he opens it up!
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But if you buy the phone outright, you cannot take advantage of the tab, right?
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You could always surprise him after Christmas.
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I thought about upgrading on Christmas eve, which means his current phone will stop working - then I will claim that Koodo support is closed for Christmas and he'll have to wait until they open on boxing day to get it fixed.

Seems like a lot of possibilities for error though. I would prefer to grab the new phone (on tab MED) a few days before, pay off the current tab and then swap the service/phone number over to the new phone online on Christmas day. Is that possible?

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