Renewing with old plan

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after finishing a 2 year term and it's time to renew, would i have to sign a new term with an in market plan? or will I be able to keep my old plan?
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You should be able to keep your old plan unless you want to switch. What do you mean by 2 year term? I think only some iPhones had terms. Do you mean you paid off your tab? If so you can keep your phone and gain tab, keep your phone and get a 10% discount, or get a new phone using your tab. BTW, tab medium seems to offer the best value.
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Sorry Moonmack I was very slow posting my answer I apologize as its very similar to yours .
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No problem. As per Paul's reply you cannot transfer a plan from Virgin to Koodo, if you want to join Koodo you will have to choose a current plan. If you want to bring your phone to Koodo you should ensure it is unlocked.

Are you able to wait for a back to school sale? If so you might find a gift card offer on a new phone. I have no insider knowledge, but they have offered phones with $100 offer to new customers before (usually Christmas time).
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Hey Moonmack, thanks for the reply! I'm with virgin and was thinking about switching to Koodo. I'm was looking to renew my tab and get a new phone as my old tab has been paid off. but I can't keep my old plan, which is $40 for 800MB of data. I don't like that. i'm was hoping koodo will let me keep my old plan as prices are always going up....
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Do you mean will Koodo let you keep your plan you have with virgin ? If so then definitely not. However if you make the switch to Koodo now then next time you have to do this you can keep whatever plan you have and still get a new tab. I'd make the switch now so next upgrade your not in the same predicament.
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Hey Paul! thanks for the reply. I'll try to clarify. when i signed up with virgin, i brought an unlocked phone, so i wasn't actually in a tab. Now that i want a new phone, i'm thinking about signing up for a tab to get a new subsidized phone. however, when i called virgin, they said that if i want to sign a 2 year tab, I wouldn't be able to keep my present plan, but would have to sign up with a in market plan, or sign up with their loyalty plan, which isn't that great. I'm not happy with this idea so was wondering if koodo and fido were the same...meaning, would koodo allow me to keep my plan if i wanted a new subsidized phone with a 2 year tab?
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The only two times koodo makes you switch your plan is:

A. You're going to take tab medium and your current plan value before tax is less than 30$ (the Koodo 29$ plan also counts)

B. You're going to use tab large which has its own specific plan choices.

Other than that you can keep your plan. However , as Paul mentioned, you can't keep your virgin plan if you're switching to koodo. You must choose a Koodo current plan.

Koodo won't make you switch and I'm proof of that. Both my wife and I are on grandfathered plans and we recently purchased a new BlackBerry Q5. No bubbles no troubles.
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If your talking about the 2 year guarentee then you wouldn't have that apply to you as it came into effect less than a year ago and only applies to people who have upgraded their phones since the new rules came into effect. If you mean that you have almost paid off your tab in full then you can keep your plan or switch if you choose to do so, if you want to keep your plan then just do nothing unless you wish to take advantage of the 10% SIM only discount off the price of your plan each month but keep in mind your tab will be frozen and won't accumulate any further tab credits until you remove the SIM Only discount.
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Thanks Moonmack and Paul for your replies! I wonder why only virgin won't let you keep your old plan when signing a new tab. that's enough to make me switch. but I also noticed there's a service charge for almost every call you make to koodo customer service; not cool.
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Not really. That's only for things you can do yourself in Self Serve like changing plan, phone #, etc. Discussing bills, talking about add ons, and tech support are all free.

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