Tab changes?

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Ok so i know the koodo site is down for maintenance. But i travel so today i have access to internet. The last 5 days no cellular service where i was. Srsly. These places exist. So NOW is what i have to solve the prob. I want to pay off my tab plan 4months early but it says i have to agree with the tab changes. Trouble is they don't specify which items are changes... or when they do, they don't say HOW that is a change. I have a life... oddly I cannot recite the deets of my current tab setup. The one item that stood out was canada wide is only available to new tabs or upgrading phone... or something like that. Is that saying that if i pay off my tab i lose my canada wide plan? I got my phone in fall 2016. I just $60 left on the tab so i want to pay it now. That will give me other options in reducing overall costs. I dont really need canada wide... just need to call my elderly mother in another province. So maybe there's a good way to do that? I cant look bc site is down.

Can someone pls explain what CHANGED... not just how it is? If i pay off my tab do i lose my canadawide? Is there another option for calling one number?
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Posted 1 month ago

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It's just a disclaimer as tabs change occasionally that you accept if you get another tab it won't necessarily be the exact same as what you have now. Youre fine. You especially don't have any features changed on your plan when you pay off your tab.

Where have you been without service?
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Rural Nova Scotia. Totally ok with that. There should be places where cell phones are pointless bc that's the point sometimes.
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True. Although there's always just shutting off your phone too.
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The least expensive option. :-)
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You can let your current tab play out in time as usual or clear it off, your plan will soldier on unchanged until such time as you decide to change it on your own. You can even swap out your handset for another phone not on tab and life will continue.

If at some point you decide to acquire a new phone on a tab, then you will have to pick a plan currently being offered in that scenario.
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Never doing tab again. So many awesome refurb phones around. I need a phone but have no attraction to the never ending cycle of "new and improved" I will get a new to me phone when this one dies. All horribly overpriced for no reason other than ppl will pay it. Silly creatures.
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Tab is an interest free loan. People who for one reason or another prefer to pay up front they can certainly do so. Since we don’t make phones, or rather mini-computers, we don’t have control over manufacturer prices directly.
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Many folks don't have the upfront cashola to spring for a brand new bright shiny thing, so the only way the service companies can get us to spring for those $ervice plan$ is the offer some type of subsidy. At least with Koodo, it's up front and obvious, and you can bail out any time, not like the old multi-year plans locking you in for the duration.

The last new phone I bought was over 5 years ago. Now perfectly happy to get a 2 or 3 year old flagship for 1/3 the new price every year and a half, and still have one decent handset for backup in case of disaster.
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To provide some additional context, there is no more positive tab collection. That was a change change, albeit some time ago, that customers had to be aware of. Most importantly though, your plan will not lose its Canada wide feature.
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Thank you. That is how it sounds... only available with blah blah - in other words not me.
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Not sure if I follow, what is not available to you?
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If you are a light user, consider investigating prepaid with a booster for Canadian long distance. Those minutes and data will carry over from month to month without expiry, and you will qualify for any new activation bonus or plan if you are transferring from post-paid.