Upgrading Phone with Online Only option

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I currently have a Nexus 5 and it crashes daily. I want to upgrade to the LG G5 as it is on for $0 with tab large. If I upgrade my phone, how do I do this (it's online only) and do I have to change my phone plan? My tab is paid off.
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Janice Marchbank

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What plan do you have and what included?
If you use Tab large, you have to switch your plan to one of Tab large plan which start from $59/mo.(2 GB included with current promo)
So, your monthly charge will be : minimum $59 plan + $21 tab charge = $80/mo 

Or pay a little extra upfront and use Tab M to keep your plan.  That will save your money at the end. If you have a good plan and happy with it, I would recomend to keep it.(I don't like new plans data overage rate)
Your monthly charge will be : your current plan price + $15/mo

Log into self serve and add your phone to order.
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That's what I was afraid of. My current plan is $40 per month for 1 G of data and 400 minutes and unlimited messaging. I don't need a more expensive plan so I'll be buying a phone outright and bringing it to Koodo. I've been looking at plans at different carriers and cannot find a better deal.
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I can't find cheaper price  than Koodo even if you could buy it outright.
Koodo is offering outright price as $704. Rogers is $799. Bell is $749.

You can use Tab S : $320 upfront and $10/mo tab charge for 24 month. 
It will save $144 in total.  And you can keep your plan.
And if you don't like tab, you can pay it off after 90 days. So you paid off your phone and your monthly charge will be  just for plan after that.

I also always looking and compare plans at different carriers, but there is not much difference between them these days.  
And  data overage charge is better with older plans.