Keep my current plan when upgrading.

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I want to keep my current plan or something similar when I upgrade. My tab is almost paid, my LG G3 is a horrible phone. I want to upgrade to the Galaxy S7 but I don't want to go from paying $55 taxes in to over $100 per month. It's not in my budget. So I'm thinking my only options are to settle for a shittier phone with loser plans or not renew my contract and go with another company that will give me a better deal??
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Melissa G

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Hi Melissa. Does that mean you're paying about $45-50 pre-tax, including your tab? That means even at $50 pre-tax including your tab, unless you're in Quebec, probably doesn't meet the tab medium requirement (plus given the sales tax in Quebec, you'd probably still have to bump up your monthly bill a little).

You often have the option of paying more up-front to go on a smaller tab.

Expect the Galaxy S7 to go down in price on Koodo come November/December this year. They might even have good deals rolling into August/September for back to school.

For your choice of phone, I'd avoid the S7. Same generation as the Note 7, many users have reported that the device overheats. More ppl have reported satisfaction with the LG G5. If you wait until Back to School or Black Friday, you may even get the same deal on the LG G6. Also consider that Koodo has the best selection of Motorola's among the subsidiaries (vs. Virgin & Fido), which should not be overlooked :D

As for going elsewhere, with Télus/Bell/Rawgers, you might pay less upfront, but will very likely pay more per month on your plan.

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While I personally don't know of anyone with issues with the LG G5, and it's a fine phone, it's part of the bootloop lawsuit. Conversely I haven't even heard of serious heating issues with the galaxy s7. The Note 7 was confirmed to be a problem with the batteries only, and otherwise didn't overheat. Gear VR services seems to behind a spate of heating concerns that goes away when uninstalled depending on the patch. My only concern RE the S7 would the famous touchwiz slowdown over time.
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No need to change pans.  What tab did you previously have with your phone?
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You can get the S7 with Tab Small for $364 up front, $10/month for 2 years and there is no need to change your plan! As you are already paying a tab, it should keep your monthly bill at the same price or even slightly cheaper depending on what size tab you had beforehand.
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I suppose OP could pay $364 up-front, go on a tab small, plus buy-out their current tab, or order a Galaxy S7 on eBay for $410, plus it'd be unlocked. eBay seems to be the obvious choice at the time of writing for the Galaxy S7.

I spoke to two individuals who sent in their Galaxy S7's for overheating and opted for the Google Pixel once they got their money from the protection plan. I've also heard from someone else about reports of the S7 putting homes on fire. As I am not a big Samsung or LG fan, it'd be hard for me to decide whether to go with S7 or G5 but they happen to be the big brands that most Android users go for.

I would recommend upgrading to something better given that the LG G3 is showing its age now. I think it's time to retire the 2014 phones :D