Getting a new phone on existing sim only plan

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Hi, I have a sim only plan with koodo and I have positive $100 tab balance. I am looking to get a new phone from koodo (ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol).

Now, the offer I am getting from the Koodo website is the following:
Retail Price $312.00
Positive Tab -100.00
Activation credit -$144.00
Tab Discount: -68.00

If I understand correctly, after purchasing this phone I will owe $68 to Koodo which I have to pay in $3 installments for next 24 months.

I was wondering if someone could help me with the following questions:

  • If I purchase this phone, will it effect my current plan ($45, 1GB Canada wide data)? I am presuming that there will be no changes apart from additional $3 per month.
  • Once I get the phone, is it possible to pay $68 in a single transaction, instead of paying $3 per month. I don't like getting stuck in long contracts?
I have no experience of Koodo Tabs and phone purchases so I wanted to get my answers clarified before getting stuck in a contract for two year.

Thank you.
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Bal

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Posted 2 years ago

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RickT

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Yes just give them the $68 at time of purchase and you won't have a Tab.
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Mitchell Palmater

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You have the pricing exactly correct.
Yes your plan will not change.
And you only get the activation credit if you put it on a tab but nothing is stopping you from going onto your self serve and paying it off after that, so pretty much yes you can just pay the 68.
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As Mitchell said, just make sure you activate using the tab or else you loose that 100$ activation credit. You might have to wait for your first bill (pay the first 3$) and then you will be able to pay the remainder of the tab on your next bill. 
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Thank you for the quick replies guys. You have been very helpful. Much appreciated. :-)
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I had a similar discussion at the Kodoo store not too long ago - unfortunately, I forget what they said in detail, but it might take a little longer than just one bill. For unlocking phones for instance they make you wait 90 days after purchase or otherwise they take the discount back.
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Judging from previous discussions re: gift cards, activation credits, etc., I think that you should resign yourself to the tab for at least 90 days to be 100% certain.
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Keeping tab for 90 days sounds like a wise option. Thanks for your suggestions guys.

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