no credit history - can I get a large tab?

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I need a new phone... badly. My current phone doesn't last long and has poor space. I'm hoping to start college later this year and have decided it's about time I actually get a new phone, as I'm going to need notifications for emails (I've got a terrible memory).

I was hoping to get the Samsung Galaxy S8, because of the screen and camera (I'm a photographer currently without a camera and have been using my phone... which doesn't work) and the 64GB.
I'd need to get the phone on a large tab, however, I'm 18 and no credit history. Will I be able to get a large tab?
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Mathew Aradhel

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David, Mobile Master

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That can only be determined by you making application. It might be easier to get a smaller Tab without a credit history, but Koodo may accept the history you already may have, however small.
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I would think with no credit history chances are you wouldn't be approved for the biggest tab available which take the most expensive plans available so I'd consider other options if indeed you don't get approved (worth a try though).

You could have a family member help you out and open an account under their name until you build credit or look to getting a high end phone second hand from somewhere like Kijiji or Craigslist.

That or look at cheaper options of phones from Koodo instead of going straight to the cream of the crop.