Selling S3 buying Note 2 whats involved

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What's involved buying a used phone
My wife has a Samsung S3 with $200 tab. Our mistake. Should have bought Note 2.If I can find a note 2 on kijiji what steps do I have to take to make our phone saleable?. how do I transfer contacts, apps etc. to new phone. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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There are no steps you need to take to make your phone "saleable". It already is. Just sell the phone. That's it your done. Then buy the phone you want.

I'd be carefully buying used/online because the phone could be blacklisted and unable to be used on any North American network. You can check to see if a device is blacklisted using this:

As for backing up/restoring, follow these instructions:

Not everything you want to be backed up can be
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I'm with Ahmad here. The phone is sellable in any condition.

But, if you want to get the most for your phone, you should include all the original items, as well as physically clean up any smudges and dirt. Take a few detailed photos of your phone and make sure to include everything that comes with the phone in said photos (though you'll still get some idiotic questions that could be prevented by simply looking at the pics).

And in terms of actually selling the phone, meet at a public place.
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Thanks for the quick response Ahmad.
Do you know if it's possible to pay out my tab on the S3 and start a new one for the note 2 if I can find one in a store
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If that is what you wanted to do you certainly can. If you want you can sign into self serve and add it to your next bill or pay it in store so those would be the options if you decided to go with Koodo for a Note 2. Hope this helps :)
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I buy and sell phones on Kijiji all the time. I've not been burned at all, even after the national blacklist came into effect. That being said, it's not risk free. But here's what you can do in order to minimize your risk - both financially and physically:

1. Ads with detailed pictures are less likely to be for a stolen phone.

2. A phone that is being sold with retail box and original accessories (except headphones) is way less likely to be stolen (unless it's a new, sealed unit).

3. I don't buy any phones when the price is really low if it's without items in #2. It's probably stolen.

4. When you find a phone you want to buy, arrange meeting in a busy public place. You're way less likely to get get robbed at a McDonald's/Tim Hortons/whatever.

5. Ask the seller for their phone number. While they may be using a prepaid phone, you've still got something more tangible should you get ripped off.

6. Take your time to inspect the device before buying. Check that the microphone and earpiece work. You can bring your headphones to check that the jack works. Try your SIM card in the phone to make sure that it is indeed for Koodo or unlocked. If you don't have an appropriate size SIM card, then meet at your nearest Koodo kiosk.

I've written a blog post regarding bringing your unlocked device to Koodo:

NOTE: There have been issues with Koodo's compatibility tool I mention in that guide. You can always check with us in the Community to see if the phone is compatible with Koodo.
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Reminder that you should factory reset your phone so all of your information is not in your phone anymore, before selling.
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Quick way to back up your contacts. First get a MicroSD card (if you don't have one already). Then insert the card into your S3, go into contacts, hit the menu button and choose Import/Export. Then export your contacts to the microSD card. Then insert the microSD card into your Note 2, and Export from SD.
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An even easier way to back up contacts is to just save them to your Google Account since not every phone has a microSD slot. When you sync it to any other device, all of your contacts show up again.