device protection plan if I bring my own device?

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Hi Guys,
I'm currently with Telus with an older note 3. I've got the device protection plan on it, but was looking at a few different options with Koodo since my contract with Telus has been up for quite some time.

I know koodo has a similar extended warranty service, but is this available if I bring my own device over to koodo? Or does my phone have to be purchased new from Koodo directly? 

Thanks!
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Extended warranty is only availabe for new devices

https://www.esecuritel.com/koodomobile/Program_One
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Perfect, thanks for that info! 

Does that mean I'm out of luck if I pre-ordered my Samsung note7 directly from Samsung Canada? 
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Unfortunately yes, this won't apply. Does Samsung have their own protection.
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Correct.  You will have to get an extended warranty from samsung.

Personally, since you are buying the phone, outright, I recommend using a credit card with an extended warranty feature.  This will extend your manufacturer's warranty for 1 year against any manufacturer's defects (does not include any physical damage)
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Thanks guys for clarifying. It's the physical damage I like to protect myself against. I've seen good value in the Telus device protection plan over the years (even if it's just for peace of mind), so I will think it over a bit more and see what the best route to go is. Perhaps a tab plan will work out just as good for me if a protection plan can be added to that. 
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Actually, that brings me to one other (although off-topic) tab related question...

I noticed tab large is only available on certain plans, where tab medium allows for a few more plans to select from.

Why is this the case? The price of the hardware doesn't change, so how come on a tab large the smallest "monthly plans" are more money than the tab medium ones.

Essentially, is this a form of "interest" on the tab large plans? 

If you actually figure out all the math, the cost over a 24 month period is significantly higher on the cheapest tab large plan then the tab medium...(which shouldn't be the case if the hardware is the same right?)
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You got it right.

Since Koodo has to fork over a much larger subsidy, then they will need you to get a much larger plan in order to make up the cost of this "loan"