will koodo have nokia lumia 625?

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how come koodo still don't have nokia lumia 625? its a budget phone no?
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Probably because almost nobody bought the last 2 budget windows phones they carried.
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The first one is understandable, I don't know why the Lumia 610 ever existed. But do you have any figures for the 520? My local shops told me they were selling quite well. It's been quite a popular phone sales-wise worldwide.

Sometimes I wonder if sales associates actually talk to the customer who's upgrading, or if they just let the customer choose with no advice. Maybe that's why the Ace 2X sells - customers just go with the Samsung brand. I'd bet that the Ace is outselling the far superior Moto G, but that's just speculation on my part.
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Gift cards.... those damn gift cards.....
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Yup, damn gift cards. I try to sell honestly, and the Moto G is leaps and bounds better but people see "Samsung" and "$100 in gift cards" and jump on it. It actually makes for an easy sell; I would never deny the customer what they want. I try to educate people before they pick a phone but if they don't listen, they'll know their mistake soon enough...
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I've seen it with my own eyes at our local kiosk Jonathan. People literally trip over themselves for this. They're always like "But this one comes with a GC right?" and you see the rep saying "Yes, yes it does. But this phone over offers MUCH better performance for the same price." only to be replied with "But what about the GC then?".... It's really painful to watch.
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It doesn't make financial sense to carry windows phones when your a smaller carrier as Windows only holds 3% market share worldwide and as such your going to have trouble selling your minimum order of stock even.
If you want a Windows phone you can always bring an unlocked model of your choosing to Koodo and that will give you the option of possibly getting a 10% discount on your plan (as long as you don't owe anything on the tab)
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I fully disagree with that. At one point Android held 3% of the global market share. Should carriers not have offered it then? And considering that other "smaller" carriers (in quotation marks because Koodo/Fido/Virgin are wholly-owned subsidiaries of our telecom giants) offer WP8 devices, that argument holds no water with me. The only truly small carrier in my area (WIND) also offers WP8 devices.

Why would someone grab that phone from Fido and then bring it to Koodo when the prices are identical? Why bother with it?

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