What does activation credit mean?

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What does activation credit mean? I'm looking to buy an s7 edge and it says it'll give me a 350$ activation credit with a large tab. What does it mean?? What does it do??
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Rakin Bhuiyan

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Hi Rakin,

It's bassically a sale price on a phone. Kind of how walmart uses "Rollbacks", Koodo just uses "Activation Credit". The S7 Edge costs 1004$, A tab large allows you to take 504$ off of the phone to put on the tab. In this case, you would need to pay 500$ upfront to cover the price of the phone. However, with the 350$ activation credit (sale price) you only have to pay 150$!

Let me know if you still have any questions.
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It means if you buy an s7 edge on the Tab Large,you will save $350.
S7E is $1004 phone. But you will pay $$654 in total for it if you used Tab L:
You pay $150 upfront and put $504 on the tab. You will pay tab charge of $21/mo for next 24 month.

But you have to pick a plan from one of Tab L plan which start from $59/mo for 2GB data.
If you have a great plan already, you should compare if it worth to give it up to switch to Tab L plan.
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i still dont understand. i have a phone already and i want to buy a new one with their promotion online, does this mean i have to cancel my plan and renew it or something?
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What phone do you want to buy and what plan do you have?
Can you start your question using this link, please. We need more info to help you.
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I want an iphone 6 and it says 125$ in activation credits does that mean i have to pay 125$ and the monthly plan up front?? Im highly confused
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Retail price of iPhone 6 is $485
If you buy it on Tab M, you get $125 activation credit  >  Phone price is now $360 
There is no upfront price, only $15/mo tab charge will be added for 24 months
So, your monthly charge will be : Your plan + $15 Tab charge
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Does the words "You plan" means my existing plan with Koodo mobile or I have to take the mentioned plan in Koodo site as mandatory?
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Yes you can keep the plan you have with the appropriate tab that your plan qualifies for.