Is It worth swItIchIng from telus to koodo wIth galaxy ace and galaxy ace2x?

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HI to you all! My mom and I would lIke to benefIt from the koodo prepaId servIce. Both phones are under my account so I'd lIke to move from telus prepaId to koodo prepaId. I have a galaxy ace and galaxy ace 2x. I've heard,many problems wIth these phones such as problems wIth sms, callIng, wIfI and bluetooth. Is It worth swItIchIng or should we just buy new phones wIth koodo. For those who experienced these problems amongst others were you able to find a solution?

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 4 years ago

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My current phone is a ace2x. I like it. It glitches at times. But is still a very decently fast phone. Has bigger screen then the Iphone4 and 4s. I have not experienced problems with the phones bluetooth or sms. I had a experience where call wasn't coming through my headset but that wasn't caused by the phone. it was caused by a app a downloaded. Battery life is 3-4 days without data or internet on. I have owned the ace 2x for one year now. and am loving it.
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Was it initially locked with telus or koodo?
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It was locked with koodo
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Alright thanks!
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I had a Ace before and I liked it. If your phones are working fine and you don't have any issue with them, you can use them till break. ( I would )

If you want to upgrade your phone with Koodo, I'd recommend Moto G.
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Thank you I'm gonna unlock the phones so we can continue to use them until they brake or untill Koodo gets some new phones $400 and lower that is of our interest.
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Just keep in mind that you may need to unlock the phones you have now to be able to use them with Koodo. You can get them unlocked from Telus or its cheaper to use a 3rd party site like cellunlocker.net or GSMLiberty.com
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Ya their both locked with telus- will have to unlock. Why is the price so high with carriers compared to 3rd parties for unlocking? Also is there any downside from unlocking with a 3rd party?
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I still own both the Galaxy Ace and Ace 2x, the Galaxy Ace has been discontinued and is no longer offered by Koodo. The Ace 2x ran beautifully when I first purchased it, but as I began to add more music, pictures, games and other apps, it lagged terribly.

Both devices were plagued with issues, the Ace had a problem where data could not be left on while sending a text message and would routinely forget it was connected to a Wi-Fi network. The Ace 2x was an improvement over the Ace, but it too suffered from Bluetooth dropouts and Wi-Fi connectivity issues and if you loaded it up with too many apps, the device would slow to a crawl.

The solution was to root the Ace/Ace 2x and install custom recoveries and ROMs. It made both devices run a little smoother and corrected some of the issues, more importantly, it bought me a little extra time until I could get the Galaxy S2x.

Even though the S2x is considered to be an aging device, (I've had mine a little over a year) I can't say enough about the fact that this phone is rock solid. It worked straight out of the box, no issues with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth or messaging and battery life is good. My S2x has since taken a bit of a back seat because I recently acquired a Moto G.

https://shop.koodomobile.com/koodo-ce...

In a nutshell, the Moto G simply knocks the socks off of any of the devices I've just mentioned. For the price and the amount of power this little device packs, I too would recommend the Moto G. Battery life is amazing, lasting well over a day (individual results may vary). Everything works straight out of the box, no issues with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth or messaging either.

The only thing that's missing is the ability to add a microSD storage card. Still, 5.2GB of onboard storage is quite a lot of space for many.

https://shop.koodomobile.com/prepaid/...

In the end, it really comes down to personal preference and what your budget will allow. I agree with Mayumi's recommendation, that if your phones still work and aren't giving you too much trouble, use them until they can longer be used.

Also, take a look at some of Koodo's Certified Pre-Owned devices. I've tested the Nokia Lumia 520 and it too is a good entry level Windows phone for the money.

https://shop.koodomobile.com/certifie...
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I woukd totally get the moto g but the camera is a big prob for me I want atleast a 4.5" screen and a decent camera. Looking at youtube reviews the camera on the moto g could be better but I guess thats what you get for such a great price FOR a smartphone. Thank you for your comment! :)
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Can you use a certified pre owned phone with prepaid services or there are specific certified preowned phones for prepaid. Also I was told on koodo to text you need 3G on and you need to be connected.... Connected to what ?wifi? Data ?so texting is not straight from the phone like with telus with no 3 or 4G or data or wifi on.
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Yes, most phones will work with prepaid with the exception of certain older model Blackberries. No need to worry about texting, it will work even without a data booster :)
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To answer your first question, all that is needed apart from the certified pre-owned device, is a prepaid SIM card. 3G or cellular data is needed in order to place and receive calls and to send and receive text messages. The easiest way to tell you're connected to a 3G/4G network is to look at the signal strength indicator. If you have at least two bars or better, you're connected.
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Thank you Sophia and Rikkster!

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