Tab or not to Tab

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ok so im confused with this whole tab thing... so i went to one of the kiosk cause i wanted to get a new phone but i have to pay off this crap phone i have first .... i was in a bit of a panic when getting hooked up with a phone as id just moved here back in the summer so i didnt ask many questions but basiccally the phone i have im just paying for it monthly by this tab.??? im not really getting anything by being on this tab toward a new phone??
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So when you got your crap phone, koodo gave you 150$ to use towards it. Depending on wheby you took the tab, Koodo calculates up to 15% of your bill and applies that amount towards your tab owing. You never have to pay it back unless you want a new phone before the old phone is paid up.
If you allow koodo to to pay the entire tab, it will eventually start to earn a positive balance up to 150$ so youd have a total of 300$ to usetowards a new phone
Or you could opt to take a 10% discount on your services once the tab is paid.
Remember you're never directly paying for the phone, koodo is (unless you're on tab medium or tab large). Unless you cancel your tab or want to buy another phone, there's no reason to pay it off.
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im on tab medium.. i dont ever remember hearing anything about 150 toward the phone nor any of this 15% malarky ... hmmmmm better go to the koodo store pretty soon!!!
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Okay so youre on tab medium (300$)
So koodo originally gave you 300& toward your phone
Each month Koodo pays 15% of your bill towards your tab. You also pay 5$ towards your tab.

The tab is automatically cleared after two years or after it is paid. Whichever comes first. At which point you can use it again.
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Sarah, what you may heard is a rebate on the phone. I guess someone didn't do well his job!

Read through this for better understanding : http://help.koodomobile.com/getting-s...

Also, going to a Koodo store can't make you get out of this tab system unless you pay your full tab! Don't panic, everthing's going to be fine. You just need to understand how it works!
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OK so when they say oh we are 'giving' me $300 toward my phone they are not really... cause i just pay that back as that is essentially my Tab! but i do like that they contribute 15% - diednt know that and just checked bill and yes they are doing it so thats good.
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hmm so i want the new iphone looks like id have to go on tab large..... might have to look elsewhere
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how do i find out how much my phone is worth?
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Yes the $300 is basically a free loan for your phone where loyalty helps pay off the phone. After 2 years, regardless of what is left the tab is zero'd.
If you want another phone on a tab then the old tab must be paid off and everything can restart again and a new 2 year period is initiated. This is basically what the government instituted with contracts being no longer than 2 years.

Therefore, If you want the new iphone on a tab, you have to pay off your current tab then you can buy the new phone on a Tab S, M, or L. The larger the tab subsidy the more you have to pay per month overall to help Koodo justify giving you an interest free loan.

You are free to look elsewhere and as a customer I highly suggest you shop around. Note that Rogers, Bell, etc also have similar restrictions. If you want a good subsidy you have to sign up with a contract on a more expensive monthly plan. You can leave their contract or get another new phone at any time, but you have to pay off the remaining amount owing on the subsidized phone before you are allowed to do so.

You can bring your cell to any koodo kiosk and they can value your phone. The best buy calculator will give you a rough estimate.
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/trade-in-...
However you will get much more value if you sold your phone online via site like kijiji or craigslist
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I usually take out a piece of paper and write down the retail price of phone minus Tab S or M subsidy (we almost never do Tab L) = price of phone in store and show how it's paid off with a little diagram so customers understand how it works.
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Post the diagram Jonathan!
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Well I made an excel file to show people subsidies so if that counts as a diagram then I can post that instead lol
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I think posting an image of that would help people. Maybe post it as an idea for Koodo to post something similar on their website

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