does koodo have a device care insurance like telus does ?

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does koodo have a device care insurance like telus does ?
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Lars Baumann

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Nice! I assume it can only be added at a Koodo store, being I assume they need to inspect the device?
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Yes in stores and within a few days of when you bought the device (at least 15 day, but might be 30 days... I'm not sure
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This protection plan is like an additional tab. I would never recommend this to anyone on a tab small, and would still advise against it to anyone on a tab medium. Perhaps for a phone on a tab large, but even then, your tab starts at $504 (plus anything you paid upfront for the phone, which is already money spent). $7x24 is $168. The question is...would you spend $168 over 2 years to protect something with a low replacement cost?

Say you're on a tab small, that can go for $120/168/240 subsidy. Say your phone breaks, then with a personalized offer, you might have a buy-out of next to nothing, but you also have a busted phone to trade-in at Wow Mobile for $50/75/100 in-store credit (pre-tax).

Say you're on a tab medium, and you get a $360 subsidy. Granted, six months in, you've got a buy-out of $270. There are some phones that offer $200 gift cards (usually requires a new activation), and personalized offers combined with a trade-in deal at Wow Mobile can certainly take a good stab at that. Say you're a year into your tab medium deal, then your buy-out is $180. That's super easy to off-set with promo's and personalized offers.

On a tab large, a year in, your buy-out is $252. Still super cheap given the promo's on the market :D

Plus when you upgrade your phone, you're likely getting a newer model, which usually means a more awesome device!

I'd consider a protection plan on a $1,000+ phone on subsidy with Rogers/Bell/Telus, but with Koodo (either you pay money upfront for the phone or you get an activation credit, leaving you with less of a buy-out), I can't see how it could be beneficial. I think their protection plans are more expensive, too.


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And if you need a protection plan, maybe invest in a high end case and get a way cheaper phone
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High end case, yes. I get crazy awesome cases on eBay for well under $15.

Cheaper phone is a personal preference. But yes, for those who often smash their phones, best to stick to cheaper phones that come at $0 upfront on a tab small, and definitely don't go higher than a tab medium.