If I pay off my full tab early, am I still under contract or can I switch to month-to-month?

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Hi,

If I buy a Samsung galaxy S6 on a 2 year plan and I payoff my full tab after one month, will I still be on contract for the 23 next months or can I switch to month-to-month? 

If I can switch to month-to-month, can I simply cancel and instead chose a prepaid plan?

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Leo Colonnade

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Hi Leo,

Once you pay off your tab, you can do whatever you like! So once you pay off your tab, you can definitely switch over to a prepaid plan! Just a reminder that you will have to purchase a 20$ prepaid SIM card from a Koodo Kiosk to be able to activate with prepaid!
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Thanks Mathieu.  So do you agree that if my goal is to get this high-end phone (Galaxy S6) with a prepaid plan, this would be the best way to go?  I am asking this because I heard that Koodo will not let a customer buy a high-priced phone (full purchase) with a prepaid plan.  Also, I think they would add an extra charge to the price of the phone ($50 I think) when you buy a phone with just a prepaid plan.

Thanks again.
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If you hold onto your phone on a monthly plan for 90 days, and your account is in good standing, they are also obliged to unlock it for you for $35, so you would then be free to go wherever you want.

I had a post-paid plan for about 6 months before being able to prove to myself that Koodo prepaid was definitely the better way to go. Monthly tab was a little easier on the budget when time came for the switchover as well.

Switching from monthly to prepaid is smooth, you don't lose any of the $$$ on your monthly account. Some minor drawbacks going to prepaid: no roaming outside of Canada, no free calling to familmembers on same plan. The $20 for the prepaid SIM gets credited back to your account on activation.
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Thanks Bob,

In my case, it would not need to be unlocked because I would be staying with Koodo (just going from plan to prepaid).  Is that correct?
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Yes.

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