Switching Phones On a Plan?

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I got a new phone at Christmas and it is having alot of issues, I'm on a contract with it but really want to switch it to something else, will this cost alot to switch? If it matters my current phone is a Galaxy S3 and I want to switch to the Google Nexus 5. Please help :$
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Michael Quinlan

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Posted 4 years ago

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Sophia, Mobile Master

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Hi Michael,

Certainly you can switch phones! You'd need to pay off your current Tab (if you have any), and then purchase a new phone on a new Tab.

In all truth though, you'd be better off to buy the Nexus 5 from Google outright... it is so much cheaper from them!
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Thankyou for your help, but if I buy it from Google, who will provide my contract?
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You can just start using it on koodo since the Nexus 5 comes unlocked. Just swap the sims between the S3 and the Nexus 5 and you're good to go! Afterwards you can figure out what to do with the S3- give it to your parent,sell it,etc. :)
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But then what becomes of my S3? Shouldn't I sell it, or how would that work?
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And will my plan xfer to the Nexus?
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yup the plan would work still because the plan isn't attached to the phone, it's attached to whatever sim is active on your account. As for your s3 you can do whatever you want with it since you will still be paying your tab off even after you get the nexus 5. I hope that made sense :)
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Michael, if you do not have a negative Tab and decide to buy the Nexus 5 directly from Google, you could call Koodo (*611) and request a 10% discount of your plan... just thought I'd mention that :)

PS Koodo does not have contracts - no worries there :)

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