What incentive is there to stay with Koodo now?

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What incentive is there to stay with Koodo now that we the customers are paying the full price of the device over 24 months instead of Koodo paying a portion of each bill toward the device cost. I'm having a hard time seeing any reason to go with Koodo for my next phone.
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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The new plans are cheaper because they're all BYOD pricing, then they add the Tab on top. If you have a grandfathered plan that ends up being cheaper than an in market plan + the Tab charge on top, than that's your incentive to stay. Otherwise, you're right.

Oh, also consider that there won't be a credit check when you upgrade. Whereas switching providers there will be. You might have great credit and not worry about it but it's worth mentioning.
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Choose whatever provider works best for your situation. But consider the full price of the plan and phone over a 2 year period to determine which is the better deal
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Just a heads up, customers were always paying the full price of the device. Before the tab charge was just split up as some extra $$ on your plan, and a smaller separate charge.

 Right now if you take a look at Virgins plan, you will notice the total cost is the exact same as Koodos Plan+Tab prices. The big differences are that if you pay off your tab, the extra cost goes away with Koodo whereas with others it doesn't. Also if you pick a phone that is a lower price, it directly translates into a lower Tab charge. Try seeing what happens with another carrier if your handset if $50 cheaper. With the other guys, unless you drop from one tier to the next, the phone price doesn't make a difference to your bill. So if your phone is $250 or $350 you pay the exact same up front and monthly bill, with Koodo that same thing means you would be saving approx. $2 on your monthly bill.

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Right now, Koodo's plans are $2 more expensive that Virgin's.  Not complaining, and it's not enough for me to switch away from Koodo, but just making sure the correct info is out there.
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You can always change to a BYOD plan once your phone is paid off. However, most people will probably upgrade earlier or before the 2 year mark regardless. Sometimes there's aggressive promotions for new devices.
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Sorry, I had forgotten about the new price changes. Although Im guessing Virgin will match within a week or 2.

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