Price of an LG G4 is cheaper on a tab?

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Hello, I'm looking into buying an LG 4. If I follow the steps to purchase the phone it's $654, if I choose to add it to a tab, it says that it's $50 upfront for the phone and $15 month for 24 months on Tab. So, $15 x 24 months + $50 upfront =410 for the device. That's 244$ cheaper for the device on the tab. Am I completely missing something here? I'm on a $49 plan for 1gb, no tab. 
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Posted 3 years ago

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Bernard, Official Rep

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It's a Christmas miracle! :-) No, you are not missing anything Ben. Phone is indeed cheaper on TAB than buying it outright. Not for long so hurry up if you want it. :-) 
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Nope, you're right. A lot of people think buying a phone outright is cheaper, but unfortunately that usually isn't the case in Canada. If BYOD plans were cheaper over 24 months than subsidizing a phone over 24 months then you would see a lot more people taking BYOD. Unless it's a phone that's only available directly from the manufacturer, like the Asus Zenfone 2.
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Can I stay on my current plan? and from what I've been reading I can pay the tab off at anytime? 
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Should'n be a problem staying on your plan as you are on a newer one. And yes, you can pay off the TAB anytime, although it's a no interest loan so it doesn't make much sense to pat it off.
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on the Tab plus not an interest free loan, since there is a built in 'fee', right?
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Great! Thanks Bernard & Jonathan. I just put in an order.
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@golfnut TAB plus indeed requires specific plans. Easy to avoid, buy simply paying more up front.
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@golfnut.  Only if you're getting tab plus.  regular tab doesn't require specific plans.
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I was worried for a sec after reading golfnut_eh's comment. There was no mention of a tab plus, just a tab.

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