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I've been fed up with bell and want to switch to Koodo. But I have a few things in collections but am slowly paying them off well I be able to become a customer?
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Melissa DeVries

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Your only way to find out is visit a kiosk and have them do a credit check on you, Melissa. Koodo is fairly lenient in that regard but it's impossible to tell beforehand. Take two pieces of ID and if you qualify, you can sign up with Koodo if you qualify.
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If you have a few things in collections that aren't bills to Telus/Koodo, you should be fine. Worst case scenario, you might have to pay the device balance up-front.

On a side note, since you're fed up with Bell, have you called them threatening to switch? Usually customer loyalty with any carrier can cut you some slack. Not saying you shouldn't go with Koodo, but make sure you make an informed decision ;)

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You should be fine if you go on a monthly post-paid plan and bring your own phone, I'm in the same shoes in terms of credit and had no issues getting set up with koodo ! If you wanted a phone on a contract, a deposit may be required, however I was not asked for a deposit when I brought my own phone.
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What if you bring your own phone?  Do you still need to do a credit check?  Also, what if you're visiting from overseas for a month or two but find the prepaid plans in Canada horrendous?
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Unless you sign up for prepaid you will need a credit check to sign up for any koodo plan.
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@vtecman: better deals for prepaid are Public Mobile (nation-wide coverage on TELUS) or Chatr (city coverage on Rogers)

If a visitor is coming from overseas for a month or two and they have a relative here, that relative could get a post-paid monthly plan to their name, and allow the visitor to use the service (and incur any overage charges).