Questions about Koodoo Tab

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I have a Koodoo plan but I need to buy a new phone, am I able to use the Tab towards the phone purchase or do I need to buy a plan as well?
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Olivia Tilley

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The Tab is just a floating loan that you can add to when you want a new device... it basically goes like this: price of phone - accumulated Tab you want to use up to a max of [S, M, or L] Tab subsidy = price you pay in store. I know it can be a bit confusing for some folks, so it would be great if Koodo would just charge the Tab out when someone wants to upgrade (like every other carrier) but that's a different topic altogether.

What kind of phone and plan are you interested in? There are 3 different Tabs now available and they each have their own advantages to one another so let's get some of this legwork done before you head to a store to sort things out.
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Right now I'm on a Talk + Text plan for $35/month and am interested in getting an iPhone 4. I am not really looking to change my plan but if I have to get a new plan to use the Tab then I would like something cheap. I am also open to any other phone suggestions as well.
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Well the good news is you can keep your old plan if you take small or medium Tab. The difference is you'll be subjected to a $5 Tab charge on Medium Tab to help pay off the larger subsidy.

No matter which Tab you take, 15% is now contributed by Koodo and then any Tab charges are added in after. Plus, after 24 months, they clear any Tab remaining.

I see you're interested in the iPhone 4. It's a well priced iPhone... But it's overstayed it's welcome being nearly 3 years old. if you're open to other suggestions, the Nexus 4 is the same price, but is a much better device in nearly every category: display resolution, camera MP, processor speed, RAM, double storage space at 16GB, and a bigger battery. There's also more free apps to choose from and it's very customizable. It's very good hardware for the price point it sits at and several others on this forum will say the same thing. Ask a kiosk for a demo if you want to try it.

I could also recommend the BlackBerry Q5. It's $50 more than the previous devices. The Hub is a fantastic way to organize your calls, texts, emails, FB, etc. The physical keyboard feels nice in the hands and for some people it's the only way to type. The gestures are well suited for multitasking (once you learn how to use it). It also supports a micro SD card, whereas the previous 2 phones don't. You'll be sacrificing image quality, as it's only a 5MP camera and a average sensor. I also recommend asking for a demo (if available).
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Ok thanks! I was also looking at the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Samsung Galaxy Ace II X. Which would you recommend?
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The Lumia, hands-down. All that phone is missing is a camera flash. Avoid the Ace line and any other cheap Android devices. If you want Android, you should look at the Nexus 4.

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