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Can I upgrade my phone Samsung galaxy s2 to iPhone 5? And is there any cash out if I upgrade my phone?
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You can upgrade your phone at any time. Whether it will cost out of pocket is a tough question to answer without more info. Do you have a tab presently and how much if you do? Also are you willing to trade in your phone you have now to take some money off the price of the new phone? What plan do you have now & are you willing to change to a possibly larger more costly plan to pay nothing for the phone upfront?
These are many of the factors that we would need to know to answer your question about cost of a new device out of pocket. You can let us know here or visit your local koodo kiosk or retail partner and they will also gladly weigh your options with you as well.
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I have my Samsung galaxy s2 for $25 a month.and yes I'm willing to trade off my phone to a new one. How much would it cost for the iPhone 5? How much is the monthly cost?
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It all depends on your current situation Maan. If you wish to remain on your current $25/month plan, then your only option is TabSmall, which shaves off $150 off the price of a phone. An iPhone5 like you want retails for $700 at Koodo, so you'd have to pay $550 up front, and the remaining $150 would be your Tab. And this is if you have a zero or positive Tab currently. If your current Tab is still in the negative, any amount needs to be deducted and added on top of the up-front cost.

Example: You still owe $25 on your Tab (purely as an example). In this case, your up-front price would be $575 and $125 would be added to your Tab, resetting it to -$150 in the process.

The only way you're going to shave a significant amount of money off the cost of the phone is going to a higher-priced monthy plan. Historically though, people have come up ahead by paying more up front and having a lower monthly price. But this is entirely your call :)

Hope it helps! :)

EDIT: To have an idea of what your S2 might be worth, bring to a Koodo kiosk. Don't get your hopes too high though. You might very well end up fetching a better price by selling it yourself to someone you know or on eBay/kijiji.
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If I choose the higher monthly amount? How high is it? And how much is the cash out? If I choose the $60 monthly? Would that be enough for no cash out?
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You can't have no cash out Maan. The iPhone5 retails for $700, and the maximum Tab you can have, Tab Large, tops out at $500. Any way you look at it, the absolute minimum cash out will be $200. But then you have to pick a Tab Large plan, which are $65, $75 and $95 respectively, and then you add another $10 on top of that as your Tab contribution, so $75, $85 and $105. Not exactly a "deal"...

Going Tab Medium brings you much better plans. Tab Medium lets you pick any plan that is $30 or more, and you need to add $5 as your contribution. But Tab Medium is $300 instead of $500. The iPhone would therefore cost you $400 up front.

There is no way around it Maan. iPhones are expensive pieces of hardware. If "no cash out" is really important for you, I'm afraid you'll have to choose another phone, or an older iPhone model.

Hope it helps!
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Minimum would be $50 but you'd have to have a positive tab of $150 which is usually unlikely & choose a large tab ;-)
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Yeah, I did not account for a maxed positive Tab :P Thanx Kid :D
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If your not 100% set on a iPhone 5 & would be willing to get a phone of equal or better quality then you should look at the Nexus 4, it's a high end phone at a midrange price. I have many phones including the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 & the Nexus 4 & of all those phones I have made the Nexus 4 my primary phone over all the others, it's that great of a phone & definitely better than the Galaxy S2. It's definitely something to check out since it's $300 you'd be able to get it on the medium Tab by only paying the amount you have owing on the tab right now out of pocket & only have to move up to a $30 or higher plan price. It's definitely the best option from Koodo in my opinion.
If your really set on an iPhone 5 than your going to be paying cash out of pocket like TopperCNC said.
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Gotta agree with Paul here. Considering the asking price, the Nexus4 cannot be beat currently!

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