Does a seasonal hold charge apply if I bring my own phone (no tab+)?

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On a Canada wide plan, what amount, if any, applies for seasonal hold when you move your own unlocked phone to Koodo?
The charge that I have been reading about seem to pertain to those who have a Tab+ account.
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Your account has to be active for a minimum of 1 month before you can go on the Season Hold. Once on the Seasonal Hold, you will be charged $15 for the plan. So you'll be paying $15 for the Seasonal Hold! Once you return, simply log into your Self-Serve account and pick from one of the in-market rate plans to start using the services again :)
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Fido charges $10 per month for basic pay as you go and credits unused amount to renewed plan. For six months as I do totally worth it. Costs me nothing.
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It doesnt matter if you have a tab or not.  The seasonal hold is the cost to hold your number while not paying for a plan
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Thanks, fellas. I tend to agree with saying that this is somewhat expensive in order to keep one's phone number; $1.50 per digit per month! Unless, of course, I want to go through the hoops that have already been proposed.
Maybe $5/mo (without the gymnastics) would be easier to understand from the consumer's side.
Cheers!
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Your alternative is to port over to Speak Out at 7-eleven.

$10 sim card and $25 for minutes and you have your number for 365 days
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Chadwick, if I or others use Dennis' method, Koodo gets $0, whereas, if they would charge $5 as I have suggested, they would make $30 (for the 6 months). Maybe something for Koodo to consider.
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But the thing is not many ppl look for a work around and most are just surprised the feature is even offered because it was never a thing years ago and they're just happy they have the option at all. Back in the day you could be paying like $100 (if that's your regular plan each month) a month for the time away that they aren't even using their phone so $15 seems like a steal to ppl.
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Times have changed, Paul. Money is tight(er) and there are more options (service providers). And, I hope, users that are better equipped to react to gouging. A penny saved is a penny earned but with a lot less effort and non taxable, to boot.
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4, i was going to say the same thing as Paul. He's not wrong. More people are happy the option was put in front of them BC they didn't know about it. And were so grateful. This was just recently on multiple occasions. But I agree with u as well kind of as there will always be a work around for something out there.
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Your best option (especially if you have a grandfathered plan) is to cancel your Koodo service. Their is a 90-day grace period where you will get to keep your number, and your plan. If you re-activate within 90 days, you get everything back! Phone number and plan! You don't even have a re-connection fee! However, 1 day over 90 days and your number and plan are gone! You would also need to pay off your tab if you had any.
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That's good to know, Mathieu. I'm looking to switch over from Bell, so, in my case, Dennis' work around, that he has suggested in other previous posts, would be my only option; but, I do appreciate your note. Might serve someone else.

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