Question about upgrading phone through Koodo and Best Buy

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Just wanted to find out what is required for upgrading the phone I have. Currently I have the Ace 2 X just because it was $0 and that's what I needed to start.

Now if I want to upgrade to say the S3 do I have it right in assuming all I have to do is buyout the rest of the tab for the phone I have now and then get that one on a new tab (Tab M) and thus have $5 more a month on the bill?

Best Buy offers the S3 for $0 but does that apply for an "upgrade" as well? It should because it's just adding it to the tab...

It's not something that I'm interested in if it's going to be full of this and that fees.
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Ahmad

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The price of a phone is the same whether you are a new customer or upgrading. You are right about how it works. You'd pay off your remaining tab and then if you got a Tab M, $5 would be added to your monthly bill (your plan must be over $30) and you can receive up to $300 off the full cost of a phone. Since the S3 is $300, that means it will be "free"
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Yep you're correct, buy out the rest of your tab then use either tab s or M to buy the S3. Tab M would probably be better considering the price of the S3. I would also recommend getting the moto G on tab S
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Now that you mentioned the Moto G I did some research and it has me intrigued. The main purpose for my wanting to upgrade is to get a faster phone. With that, fiddling around on the S3 that people I know have is a night and day difference (web browsing especially) from the Ace 2 x.

That said it seems like the S3 is still a bit better on that end, however the Moto G has that cool sense of going against the grain and having something a little bit different....and potentially a less bulky option. I'll have to see if there's a working model in Best Buy...and see if they offer it.

Realistically though, speed and performance with multi tasking is what I want, so whichever is better at that I would probably choose that phone. If the Moto had better storage options I'd probably lean towards that one. But I bought a micro SD card for my current phone and the Moto doesn't offer much for storage both on the phone and extra.

What's the big deal on each newer version of droid? For instance 4.3 vs. 4.4. I don't know if I use the phone enough to notice the advantages of one over the other.
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4.4 is better at managing RAM usage and provides an overall smoother experience with slightly improved battery life, wireless printing is now an option under the settings menu, and it has some little tweaks to the UI. It's not a major update like 4.0 or 4.1.

For the money, the Moto G is tough to beat... But it's camera is pretty weak and the storage is pretty limiting without resorting to OTG adaptors.

The next step up would be a Nexus 4. It's basically a quad core version of the S III but doesn't support micro SD or LTE.
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I was under the impression the S3 was quad core.
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Nope.

The international version (GT-i9300) has the 1.4GHz quad core Exynos processor but only 1GB of RAM and no LTE. The versions sold in North America, the SGH-i747, have a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM and supports LTE.

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