I'm looking for a simple, easy phone, basically texting, some web surfing, gaming. Suggestions?

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Sharon O'Connor

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If by simple, you mean easy to use, then I would suggest an iPhone.
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Bill Melater

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My wife and I are new to the smart phone scene, from my old flip phones. I recently purchased us both, inexpensive Moto G's. They are easy to use, and will fit your requirements. (as long as you don't play too many games).
Hope this helps.

ps......right now The Mobile shop has it on for $150 and you receive $100 in gift cards for signing a new activation. Good deal eh???
WAIT.....It get's better!!!!
It's tax free day today at some locations in Zehrs, Loblaws, etc.
If you go and buy it outright on an activation, you will receive the no tax discount also.
$50 in total out the door with a GREAT new phone!!!!

Giddy up!!!
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Customers no longer receive the gift cards on the Moto G if they decide to go MTM/No Tab discount due to too much abuse at our stores. We were losing far too much in profit with customers who have no intention of using any Koodo services and wanted to use the gift cards off the price of the phone so when they cancel, unlock the phone, and go to X carrier, it won't be as expensive. Sorry, guys.

Also it would have to be a new activation, so no redemptions are eligible.

Now with that being said, the Moto G fits your needs. It's an excellent performing phone for almost everything you'll want to do and has great specs considering its $150 price tag for Small Tab. If you don't mind the 8GB of storage and underwhelming camera then you're good to go.
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Jonathan,
The gift cards should never have been issued at the stores. That was an incredibly stupid endeavor.
People are going to take advantage of it if it's allowed. They would be foolish not too.......
Whoever came up with the idea at Koodo/PC, should be looking for a new job!!!!!

Don't blame the consumer for taking advantage of a great offer.

Remember, we are not all painted with the same brush. :)
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I don't get it. I went into Mobile Shop last night, as my wife shopped (reciept time stamped 20:19:01) at Bryne St location. The Guy was trying to sell me a Nexus phone that came with $150.00 worth Gift Cards. Sales pitch was, grab the phone and gift cards on basic plan. Sell the phone for $200.00 and pocket a $100.00 in gift certificates.
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@Bill, actually customers can be blamed for abusing such a gift. There is now a policy in effect where the gift card must be repayed if the customer cancels within 30 days of activating.
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That's a fantastic policy Myke, but too little to late from what I understand.....
None the less, it great they adopted it.

I feel bad for Koodo/PC because they were being very generous, and got taken advantage of....... by people buying the phones, and walking outside to their cars and cancelling the policy. Some didn't even have the phones yet (ordered in from another store), and they were cancelling. Some people are just ruthless, and have no morals.

Anyone in business should know not to leave the door open to such incidents arising. ---I'm sure you can agree with that.
Customers will always take advantage of opportunities. We all have in one way or another. None of us are saints.....

On a positive note: Koodo did earn themselves 2 new long term customers with their promotion. My wife and I are thrilled with Koodo, and I see no reason why that will change anytime soon. :)
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For your requirements Sharon, I would go with Moto G. Its one of the fastest phones on market and can be put on the Small Tab (oac) for 0$. I traded off my Galaxy S2 for Moto G and no regrets. If you go with Moto G and it does not meet your needs, you have 15days to return it in the same pristine condition you got it and exchange for something else. Win Win for you.
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I agree. Given the price of the Moto G, it's definitely one of the best value phones on the market right now. One thing to know, however, is that it does not come with a wall plug charger for the phone. It does come with a cable to hook up to your computer but that may not the best solution for you. So, if you pick one up, make sure to also ask about a wall charger.
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I'm using a 5V 700mA charger from my Samsung Flip phone. It takes 2-3hrs to charge from 10% remaining. Here's the parameters for charging.

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How do I properly charge my device? (Moto G)

In order to keep the price low, Motorola made many cost-saving decisons. In this case, our research showed that many people already had a suitable Motorola charger available, or a PC or other device that can be used to charge Moto G.

Any Motorola charger with the correct micro-USB tip will charge your Moto G. You will see the best results when the output of the charger is between 500 mA and 1.5 A. The higher the output, the faster your Moto G will charge.

If your charger output is higher, the MOTO G will automatically restrict the charging rate. If your charger is lower, it will simply take longer to reach a full charge.

If you are just setting up your device, new batteries are not fully charged. Plug the supplied battery charger into your phone. It may take several seconds to start charging the battery.

If your battery is completely discharged, it may take several minutes for the device to begin charging. The battery needs to charge to a minimum voltage before the system can boot up, and this may take a few moments to achieve.

During initial set up of your device, once you have added your accounts (Google and any others) your device will typically transfer significant data while it initially synchronizes your accounts and updates applications from the Play Store. Your phone's battery may drain faster than usual during this initial update and sync session. After the initial sync, and a few charging cycles, your battery will reach its maximum capacity. We strongly recommend keeping the phone attached to the charger during the initial sync.

It may take several charging cycles for your battery to reach optimum performance.

When your device is turned on and you are charging, the battery icon in the top notification bar will show the charging indicator Image, which looks like a lightning bolt inside the battery.

When your device is turned off, the charging indicator will be in the middle of the screen looks like the outline of a battery. You may need to briefly press the power button to activate the screen.

We suggest charging each night so you start the day fully charged and ready to go!

Your device will warn you when its battery is getting low, first when the charge remaining falls below 15% of its capacity, and again below 5%. When you see these warnings it is a good idea to charge as soon as you can and/or stop usage that could wait for a later time. For example - and depending on your circumstances and priorities - you could enter airplane mode to stop all radio transmissions, or stop applications that use a lot of energy (such as navigation or streaming applications).
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If want a really FAST CHARGE set your phone to air plane mode. Fast and safe.
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Myke

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The fastest charge I've found is by having the phone plugged into a wall outlet. Computers don't generate as much charging power as an AC plug does. I can do just about everything on my phone while it's plugged into an AC outlet and the battery will actually charge, as opposed to having it in the computer.
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Sharon O'Connor

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Thanks for everyone's input. I think I know what I'll go with. Moto G sounds good.

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