Get new Koodo phone from 3rd party seller and keep grandfathered plan (with 10% off)?

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Hey Koodo community and Mobile Masters.

So basically I have the "Canada Wide Double Promo 30" plan since late 2012, which includes 150 daytime minutes, evening and weekends @7PM, unlimited SMS/MMS and 200 MB data (with overages at 2 cents/MB - which I love). On top of that I have a positive balance of $50-ish and I have 10% off my plan so I pay just $27/month.

My current plan fits my needs perfectly (I never exceeded the minutes included in my plan) but my phone (unlocked Galaxy S Glide, originally from Rogers) is getting old, and the headphone hole works intermittent so I can't enjoy listening to music as much as I want to. So I'm looking for a new phone.

A brand new Galaxy S3 is what I was considering, but according to the new Koodo policy that came along the current plans, if I bought a new phone I'd have to pick one of the new plans (which I definitely don't want). And even if I bought my phone outright to have no balance I'd keep my plan but lose the 10% off - which I don't want.

But, just yesterday, I went into a 3rd party seller (Best Buy Mobile) and was told by the seller that if I picked a Koodo Galaxy S3 from them my plan wouldn't be affected (and, I believe, the 10% off would stay).

Can you guys confirm that? (I don't mind not using my positive balance, keeping the plan and the 10% off is my priority)

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Posted 3 years ago

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Félix, yes you can do exactly what you want but you don't have to go to a third party. You can buy a phone outright from Koodo and still keep it all!
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I was told otherwise in one Koodo shop, in 2 different Koodo Authorized dealers and over the phone with customer service. But I'll try again and see what I can do.
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Sounds like those dealers were wrong. If you buy the phone outright you can keep both your plan and the 10%.
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Also you can use your positive tab towards a new phone, so you just need to pay the difference.
(Using new tab cause loose your 10%).

And if you get a S3, you might not pay a lot upfront specially with your positive tab. But pay a little more upfront get you a much better phone in a long run. Here is a link that you can compare phones. (It's fun to play around),HTC-One-M8s,LG-G3/phones/6330,9345,834...
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This Moto G is also water resistant and more, check this out
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I might consider the HTC One M8, it is now less pricey than it used to. Moto G looks cool but a 64 GB SD card is sine qua non for me as I listen to a lot of music, I want to have it all on my phone.

Moto G is only 32 GB. M8 is 128, nice.
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I's go with the new Moto G over the M8 anyday. HTC sucks at making devices... IMO. :)
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In what aspects does it suck?
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You could always get 2 32 GB SD cards :)

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