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I would like to get an iPhone 4s when my current contract expires. What would be my lowest monthly payment ? If I can away without a data plan,so much the better Thanks
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Posted 4 years ago

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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$30 with a Canada Wide Talk & Text plan
https://shop.koodomobile.com/plans/pl...

$15 if you just go prepaid (Text only base plan, boosters are additional but roll over continuously as long as your base plan is active)
http://koodomobile.com/en/on/plansand...
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Retail is $450. If you're an existing customer, you'll pay off any negative Tab (applied to invoice is the easiest way to deal with it, from my experience) and then pay $300 in store for the device on Tab Small. Koodo takes 15% of your bill to pay this off and they will modify it to make sure it's done in 24 months or less.

You can keep any Koodo plan you currently have or if you're new, you choose any plan you wish. Cheapest would be $30 Talk + Text plan. If you don't want any data at all to avoid extra charges, you can ask for a block, but it will disable picture messaging (except iMessages sent through WiFi).

If you go on Medium Tab, you'll only have to pay $150 in store. However, to pay off this increased subsidy, you will pay an extra $5/month. The plan also must be $30+ If you're new to Koodo, the lowest is $30 anyway. Koodo takes the aforementioned 15% of your plan + any Tab charge you pay and then adjust it again to ensure 24 month compliance. Tab charge is removed once your Tab balance reaches 0.

There's also Tab L to get the phone for free in store, but I highly recommend NOT doing this as it is far too expensive/month for the criteria you have given us, especially if you don't want a data plan.

EDIT: Dennis also mentioned prepaid. It's a good option if you don't mind paying for the phone entirely upfront, since the base plan and any boosters can be cheaper in the long run.
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I have been a TELUS customer for a long time. I am eligible for a new phone next May. However if I want an iPhone 4s they are forcing me to take a data plan [ which I have no use for] my monthly bill would increase from $ 32.00 to over $70 dollars. Dennis's answer of $30.00 per month sounds like exactly what I want and need. Thanks for your help, I will monitor the Koodoo webpage.

Does Koodoo have fairly good coverage across Canada ?
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Well to be fair, that's the minimum requirement for premium phone subsidy on a 2 year term with Robellus (cheaper if you add lines) but again, that's going beyond your means.

Koodo is actually under Telus so whatever experience you have with their network, its going to be the same.

The medium Tab is my recommendation. You can take the $30 plan and pay 150 less for the phone but pay an extra $5. That 5 bucks over 24 months = 120. So you end up paying less in store and save 30 bucks too.
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You can also check out a coverage map here if you want more details

http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-...

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