Buying a phone and cancelling right away, what has to be taken into consideration?
I'm sorry if this particular topic already exists, but it's a process I see a lot mentioned in Mobile related posts but is still unclear for me.
I'm looking at potentially buying the Google Nexus 5X and Videotron stores (in Quebec) have some stocks BUT I have a great deal with Fido and I don't want to cancel yet but rather during spring when contract is over.
From my understanding and chat with Videotron :
1) They will only sell the phone if I take a line with them, even if I pay full price Retail price ( see pricing : http://www.videotron.com/residential/mo ... stom-tab-0)
2) Reading cellular phone cancelling policy (http://www.opc.gouv.qc.ca/en/consumer/g ... ellulaire/ ) it seems like if you buy a phone WITHOUT a discount, you'll end up with a 50$ penalty fee to cancel line. However, it looks like if you GOT a discount on the phone, the maximum cancellation fee will be the difference between retail price and discounted price, which would mean you end up paying the full retail price, with no other penalty.
3) Now, if I register a new line today, can I cancel the line right away ?
Do I have to wait for at least a month (aka pay 65$+ for 1 month even if I dont use the line ) ?
Are there other rules that will make them ask me for other cancellation fees ?
I understand there is often a question of Gift card given by shops like Costco , Walmart or Bestbuy, but here I'm really talking about paying full retail price with no freebie.