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Can I use a tabbed phone with another account?


Are tabbed phones in some way locked to their numbers? My girlfriend was looking for a birthday.gift for me. For some reason I can not get a tab on my account at the moment.

We were thinking of putting a small tab on her account, and I could use the phone with my koodo number. I am just curious if the phone would be locked to her number for some reason. 

I was also curious how quickly I could pay the tab off for her. I've read a bit, and come across something that said you need to wait 90 days to pay off a tab or they redact your promotional credits. She would be using a positive tab balance to get the phone, if I paid off the phone before the 90 days, would they make us pay the $150 credit back? Thank you!

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Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will. And if it is locked, you can request unlock code for free.

They put the 90 days there to hinder people getting Tab every month, I guess. The $150 credit is another story.
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Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

If you have 150 positive Tab, you will never have to pay that portion back if you pay back the tab in under 90 days.  The portion you have to pay back are activation credits and.gifts if you buy out the tab in under 90 days


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Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

@Dennis: You don't have to return activation credits.That policy was there since last year.

Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

Awesome, thank you very much!

With regards to me not being able to get my own tab, is that because I am a newer customer (4-5 months), or does it have to do with a credit score?
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Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

Shouldn't have anything to do with being a new customer.as plenty of people come to Koodo and get a tab. What errors do you get when you try to get a phone?
Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

When I sign into the koodo site and navigate to shop phones, all it shows is the retail prices. On my girlfriends account, it shows small, medium, and large tabs. 
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Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

Are you on the Spending limit program? https://www.koodomobile.com/help/spending-limit-program

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Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

Are you on the spending limit program. If so, there are 2type of Tab limit. One allows to have up to $175 Tab and the other allows to have $0. But if you keep paying your bill on time(full), then they will reassess you and you might have a chance to have Tab in the future.
Dinh wrote:

Koodo phones are not locked to specific numbers. You could use it with other numbers at your will...

I must be. I looked at my self serve and I can't find where it would say I am. Thanks for the help everyone.

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