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Ok folks, I have a question. Can someone PLEASE tell me EVERYTHING that I will need to get a phone with koodo....I don't have a credit card, my credit is lessthan perfect, and I havea 13 year old who is the only one in his class without a phone.....I am frustrated and annoyed that skeety people all over the place have cell phones, and I can't do it honestly without being embarrassed by a credit check in front of a line of, can anyone help me? Or am I religated to use pay as you go bs?
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I can only give you one advice: Get him the Galaxy Discover for $100 outright, and get him a prepaid account. No credit card needed, not even a credit check. You can buy top up cards in the store ($15 per month is the base plan) and then get him a booster for $25 which will last him 500 minutes.

Pay as you go is far from BS... I am on prepaid too and I love it. Don't be influenced by what the average Canadian thinks :D
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In Sophia we trust. She has an amazing spreadsheet that proves how great Koodo prepaid is compared to a monthly plan. In most cases (especially for a child) prepaid is a much better deal
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Not to mention that it also prevents them from running up thousands of dollars in charges by mistake.
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Thanks, Dennis *blush*

I forgot to add that you will get a $20 credit with that too, basically making the first month & 25 minutes free.

I'm probably old fashioned but I too am a staunch advocate of giving children prepaid only - I have yet to meet a child who can fully oversee the responsibility to stay within (cell phone plan or otherwise) boundaries.
With prepaid this is simply not an issue... if I had a child that age I'd probably provide them with the base plan, then have them do some chores in exchange for giving them minutes or data boosters. But I realize it's getting rare to have the opinion that children need to learn responsibility at an early age :D