When can I get the upgraded version of my current phone?

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Ive had this my current phone for a little under a year (Samsung Galaxy Ace) and I was wodering how long I have to weight until I am able to upgrade with the lowest price possible. My phone is starting to glitch; it stop playing my music randomly, disconnects from the wifi when I have a strong connection; and my first phone started to glitch under a year too. So pretty much Im trying to say. I want an upgrade but I want a phone that will last. If you have any ideas Id love to hear them. Thanks xo
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You can upgrade at any time. Assuming you aren't on the spending cap program, you can switch to the Tab M to have more available to reduce the retail price of the phone.
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Hi Ann,

You can upgrade your phone at any time... you don't have to wait till a certain moment. It depends entirely on your own budget whether you wish to "tap" into a new "tab" (see what I did there?) :D
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You can upgrade at anytime actually! With Koodo, this is how upgrading works:

You can use whatever available tab you have towards the purchase of a new phone. If your available tab isn't enough to cover the cost of the phone, you cover the rest yourself! So lets say your tab is at -86 right now, that means you have $64 towards the price of a phone (since the tab is a maximum of $150),

If you have at least a $30 rate plan, you can get a tab of up to $300 (its called a Tab M). But with this tab, you are charged an additional $5 fee per month to help pay off your tab.
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Looks like everyone has covered the tab aspect, now onto the phones.

If you like Samsung you may want to go with either the S3 or Samsung's flagship device, the S4. You're already familiar with the Samsung layout, so getting around on a newer Samsung device won't be a complete mystery. The S3 is a solid device and has been around for about a year. To compare the Galaxy Ace to the S4, would be like comparing a shopping cart to a race car.

The LG Nexus 4 isn't a bad deal for the price, I just haven't had the chance to test one, so I really can't comment. Try to stay away from low-end Android devices (Discover, Ace 2x). I can't speak for the Discover, but the Ace 2x isn't much different than the Galaxy Ace in terms of lagging and glitching. Cheaper is not always better when it comes to Android. Borrowing a line from Mobile Master Paul Deschamps, "you get what you pay for".

The Lumia 520 is a solid Windows Phone that won't break the bank. I'm testing one out now. It runs smoothly, battery life is quite good, overall this an affordable, dependable device. App selection isn't huge, but it's growing.

If staying connected is important to you, then the BlackBerry Q5 or Z10 may be what you're looking for. With talk, text, social media, email, BBM messaging and all notifications instantly accessible through the Hub, this might be a device worth looking into.

There are plenty of reviews on the devices I've mentioned. I'm just offering a quick summary. Those that I haven't mentioned are easily searchable. Watch a few videos or un-boxing's and compare prices and specifications. If your unsure about a device, ask about it here. At the end of the day, it really depends on what you want or need out of a phone and what you're prepared to spend.
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I fully recommend the Nexus 4. It's a great price for a very solid mid-range to high end phone. Good amount of ram, good amount of storage space. Really amazing processor.

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