Why is the Nexus 6P $150 for a new customer, and $394 for me as a month-to-month customer?

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Kevin Fifield

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Posted 2 years ago

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Its not!
Its $150 on TAB plus with $504 on the TAB 
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$394 on regular TAB with $360 on the TAB
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Kevin Fifield

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When I go in through my account, it doesn't even give me the option for Tabplus
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Trust me. That's a good thing. You don't want the tab plus. The tab plus plans are horrible.
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Why tabplus bad?
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Because you have to get a Tab Plus plan which are more expensive than normal plans
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Seems like a terrible deal Tab vs. Tab plus.  With tab plus, in this example, you're borrowing $244 from Koodo interest free for 24 months, in exchange for paying $15/month more for your plan for 24 months.  You're giving Koodo $360 in exchange for being fronted $244 that you pay back every month on top.
You'd be better off taking the $244 from your credit card.  And, if you can't do that, maybe you can't really afford the phone you want.
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Yeah its no hidden secret that Tab Plus is worse than the Tab. You're basically paying more for a plan for the opportunity to save more upfront on a new phone that you're just going to end up repaying anyways
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Koodo is fronting you a more expensive device in exchange for a higher plan, which acts like interest on borrowing. I guess that's what they're going for.
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If they offered you $244 cash in exchange for $360 in interest over 2 years, they'd be breaking the law :)
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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It's not technically financing, and there's no interest. I likened it to interest because that's how I imagine customers would understand it.

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