Does phone need to be unlocked to switch to prepaid?

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I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace that my friend gave me. She had a monthly plan with Koodo. Now I'd like to switch it to prepaid. In the instructions on the site, it says to get a prepaid phone and a prepaid SIM card. To use the phone I already have, will I have to unlock it? Or can I simply get a prepaid SIM card and activate it?
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Marianne Gagnon

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Rocky Balboa

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As long as it's Koodo prepaid you don't need to unlock it. Otherwise you do. Keep in mind the prepaid sim cards are $20 and you'll have to activate on the koodomobile home page on the bottom. Click the tab where it says "activate prepaid phone" on the bottom of the home page.
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how do I get a koodo phone unlocked and how much will it cost? It is a lg500h
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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You need a Koodo account that has been active for at least 90 days before Koodo will allow you to unlock a phone. There is a charge of $50. If you do not have an account, you would be better off going to a 3rd party site like or I'd avoid the one listed in the post above this one.

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