switching from virgin to koodo

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Hi, quick question,I am planning on swtiching to koodo from virgin for the LG G4 200$ gift card promotion. Virgin has this promotion aswell but unfortunately it only applies for new members only. I was wondering what the charging fees are for switching and activating phones and plans from virgin to koodo.

I am really only doing it for the 200$ gift card. I want to know if transfering is worth the 200$. I don't want to switch only to find out in the end that I have to pay around 200$ in the process.

Thank YOU!
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Make sure you don't cancel your Virgin account before you go into the Koodo store/multibrand retailer, or else you'll lose your number.  If you have a device balance/early upgrade fee left with Virgin, you'll get a final bill from Virgin for that and any airtime you haven't paid for yet.  The LG G4 is indeed $0 down with Koodo, so you won't pay anything in-store, as long as you pass the credit check.


I would bring in a recent bill from Virgin, as the porting (transferring your number) process is easier with the Virgin Account number. 

Keep in mind, your incoming calls will still go your Virgin phone for anywhere from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours (most likely about an hour from what I've seen), and you'll get a text on your new Koodo phone when the port/transfer is complete.  You'll be able to place outgoing calls immediately though, and have the Rep test it.