Switching from Telus to Koodo

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
Will Telus's Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 work with Koodo?
Photo of Bene Smiles

Bene Smiles

  • 236 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,988 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
It will but it may need to be unlocked first. But since Telus owns Koodo any phone that Telus sells will work with Koodo.
Photo of Sophia

Sophia, Mobile Master

  • 142,994 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Oops :D
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,988 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
He he.
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,988 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Ummm except Myke devices. If they still sell those
Photo of Sophia

Sophia, Mobile Master

  • 142,994 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Technically it will work, but I'm pretty sure it will need to be unlocked, Bene. It'll probably cost you around $30 to do so.
Photo of Bene Smiles

Bene Smiles

  • 236 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Thanks Chad and Sophia! haha don't think they do anymore. Another question why is the outright price of the mega cheaper than Telus? And why doesn't Koodo mention the detailed specs like Telus? Are koodo and telus phones a tad different?
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,988 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
The phones are identical but Telus plans are a bit more expensive to make up for the subsidies. With Koodo the plans are cheaper but the device price may be a bit higher.

Just a heads up that Telus may not sell you the mega without activating it on a plan. So you may have to get it and then cancel your service and pay the full price plus a months service (not sure how Telus handles all that).
Photo of Bene Smiles

Bene Smiles

  • 236 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
In this case the outright price for the mega with Koodo is $50 cheaper than Telus, this is because Koodo's plans are cheaper?
(Edited)
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,988 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
I was speculating but probably should have just stuck with I Don't Know. It has something to do with the people who may take a subsidy (Tab).

I don't think any carrier will sell you a device outright without an activation. But if you're planning to come to koodo, that won't matter.
Photo of Bene Smiles

Bene Smiles

  • 236 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
What a rip off eh! If that would be the case hahaha wow anything for profit smh! So this idea of the telus' version being better is completely absurd and I should just buy the phone with koodo. If I did that there would be no way of keeping my number and sim card content so basically I should cancel my account with telus after creating one with Koodo
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,988 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
The new koodo phone includes a new sim card.

You can transfer your sim content over blue tooth (I'm assuming contacts)

Keep your Telus service active.

You can port your number over to koodo, porting will cancel your Telus account.
Photo of Bene Smiles

Bene Smiles

  • 236 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Will do! Thanks again :)

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.