phone contract without credit score

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I am a new comer to Canada and have a good bank account but not really into credit cards as yet. However, i would like to access a Koodo phone contract. Is there anyway Koodo would accept (a record from my bank showing that i am not a heavy spender and i save well) and grant me a phone contract. I am employed and i do save well. I know building credit takes time but i'm hoping there are alternatives outside of having a credit card/credit score. Thanks for any help i can get.
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You don't absolutely need to have a credit card but it does help.

Just bring 2 pieces of Government ID into a retailer or Koodo shop and they'll see what you're approved for. There's nothing anyone can really say or do until you try.

For the IDs, one of them must be photo ID and one must be either drivers license or your SIN card (since you don't have a CC). DL is preferred here since that covers both requirements.

The other ones you can bring are permanent residency card, a passport, or Indian status card.
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Hello again Jonathan, i'm new here but i just checked your profile and realized you are a retailer which increased my interest. I live on Jane close to Shepherd. Do you know which retailer in that area will accept the 2 pieces of IDs? Also, i know i'm not supposed to share my SIN info but i do have OHIP which is a photo ID and i have PR Card. My DL is still valid but it's not a CAnadian DL. What's your take?
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Your best bet is to visit your local Koodo kiosk and just talk with them and who knows you might be surprised, they might just put you on a spending limit at first to make sure you don't run your bill up too high. Just go have a talk with them at your local kiosk & they'll let you know your options.
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Thank you. I guess i will have to visit a few of the retailers. Reason for saying so is that i stopped by one today and they did not even explore. The person i spoke with simply said no to new comers. Hence i posted here to see if anyone know if it can be done or what are the possibilities.
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Which store was this?
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Go to Scotiabank and opne an account. Koodo has some special deal with them and yiu even get 30 minutes of free long distance included in your plan. Just go in and inquire about a newcomer account from Scotia.
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Thanks Chris but i'm already a CIBC customer. Having more than one account works but it's too early for me, as a newcomer i'm now settling in. @ Jonathan, it was at Jane & Finch

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