I am a koodo prepaid customer and would like to upgrade my phone to the Moto G. Why shouldn't I buy it for $150 less from Virgin mobile?

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This phone is offered by Koodo at $250 when another operator is selling at under $150 dollars. Is this the best way to keep customers?
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Posted 4 years ago

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If you want to buy it for that price, go ahead, but you'll be locked to Virgin's network & their prepaid rates.
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If you can buy it cheaper elsewhere go for it there's nothing stopping you. Just keep in mind you will need to get it unlocked before you can use it on koodo or any other carrier than Virgin.
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unlocking is a few dollars not 100.
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I never said it was $100 I just stated that it will need to be unlocked to use on a different carrier from that where the device is purchased. I know how much it costs to unlock the Moto G as I have one and unlocked it as well, it cost me less than $5
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It's not a prepaid moto g virgin is selling for that price. It's for monthly customers. Koodo sells it for $150 as well if you want to go monthly.
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It is for that price for prepaid.

http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/phones/...
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You could buy it from Virgin, and unlock it for less than $6 to work on Koodo, Gareth :) That is what I would do! Best of both worlds :D
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I recommend cellunlocker.net or gsm liberty :)
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Sophia to the rescue for our prepaid customers :D.
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LOL! Kane :D
Actually I have had good experience with http://www.unlockbox.ca/ too, I had my Moto G unlocked for about $5.25 or so using their eBay store. It pays to price unlocking services :)
(cue: spammers in 3... 2... 1...)
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here's one for $2.49
http://www.unlockmenow.ca/?product_ca...
you could always go monthly.
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Nice :) And I'll never go monthly :P
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While Virgin may sell the Moto G cheaper, Virgin sells the S4 for 700$ (Koodo for 600$), Virgin sells the iPhone 5S for 730$ (Koodo for 600$) and well... I could go on, but you have the 2 most sold phone in North America. So, I'd say yes it is a good way to keep customers!
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are you in Quebec Robert? Sadly, I see the 5s for 720 still in BC :(
As for the s4, I see it for 550 :D
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This question was not about the price of the S4 or the iPhone 5S. The S4 is $700 dollars on koodo prepaid. The Iphone is $750 which is more than the unlocked price from the apple store.
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Sorry, but I thought your question was "Is this the best way to keep customers?" If you're looking at the price of a phone, you can't answer to that questions. When you're talking about prices, you have to have a general view of the company!

If your question would've been : Is this a good way to keep Moto G owners/future buyers happy, then the answer would be no!

PS : Random question like that : Can't you buy the postpaid phone without tab and put a prepaid SIM card on it? Sophia? Paul? Why would you need to buy the prepaid version of the phone?
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I'm not Sopia or Paul lol but what you said is totally possible Robert! The prepaid and postpaid versions are the exact same, it's just a pricing scheme. It's very possible for someone to go on postpaid for a month to get the postpaid outright price then switch to prepaid lol. :)
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Thanks!

Gareth, you know what to do now!

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