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[Costco] Galaxy S8 $288 on contract, receive $400-450 Costco Cash card

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Did anyone find out the cancellation fee from Bell/Rogers?
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No cancellation fee - you just pay back any subsidy on the phone. So in this case you pay $288 up front and then the difference ($1035-288 = $750ish) when you cancel. But you keep the $450 cash card, so net cost is $1035 less $450 (plus some misc charges). Call it $600ish on Rogers
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seifer333 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 3:28 pm
does anyone know the if the phones are still locked? I know they will be unlocked soon, but I hear somewhere some phones are already unlocked if you purchase new
Some phones comes unlocked and get locked to the first sim/carrier you use it with.

I got a Koodo plan Moto with Walmart cash card a month back.if I cancel before 90 days, I don't have to pay the Walmart card back?
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Thank you
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Carbo wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 3:34 pm
No cancellation fee - you just pay back any subsidy on the phone. So in this case you pay $288 up front and then the difference ($1035-288 = $750ish) when you cancel. But you keep the $450 cash card, so net cost is $1035 less $450 (plus some misc charges). Call it $600ish on Rogers
Thanks, I haven't got a new phone for a long time... :D
I have a ridiculous good plan so I don't want to change it... ty
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pipe77 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 3:29 pm
if you select your province, then go to the phone's page and expand the offers from each carrier, it'll tell you the cash card amount.
Thanks!
Aww, it's only $50 for the note 8
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Too bad the S8+ only has a $50 gift card.
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Do they still do the funny accounting where the upfront cost isn't deducted from the device balance?

I bought a Moto G (Virgin) previously for $20 with $150 Costco gift card. The phone was worth $150. When cancelling I discovered that the device balance was $150 and not $130 like you would expect from paying $20 upfront. You do of course save from paying cash out of pocket because of the gift cards but it still was a bit surprising to me.
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May 22, 2017
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Hi I actually have a phone line with Virgin with a $50.00 dollar plan. I would need to know the following:
If I were to opt for the Samsung S8 with new activation in order to get the $400 cash card, how do I keep the phone number I already have? What will be the cost and how will I do that? Next, what is the least pricey plan I can get with either Rogers or Bell? Last question, is the transaction done online or in a Costco outlet?
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Feb 21, 2011
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This deal requires either a subscription to Roger or Bell plan for 2 years.

- For Rogers, it requires a Premium + Tab on a Share Everything Plan. The cheapest one with unlimited calling is $125 per month for 6 GB of data. That is extremely expensive, when Koodo and Virgin are offering similar plan on bring your own phone for around $50 per month. Am I missing something?

- For Bell, it requires a Premium Smartphone Plus plan. A similar plan (unlimited voice, 6GB data) is $95 per month. Also extremely expensive.

Am I missing something? This doesn't seem like a deal unless the plans are cheaper or there are some kind of promos on these plans.
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nikotine30 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 5:31 pm
Am I missing something? This doesn't seem like a deal unless the plans are cheaper or there are some kind of promos on these plans.
Most people into this kind of a deal aim to buy and cancel the contract right away. The upside is the $450 gift card and you get the phone from legitimate source with warranty.
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Anyone knows if LG phones are having good promos ? I want either G5 or G6. And how certain are we about no possibility of clawbacks ?
It seems that was the only thing that allowed Koodo to give you a flahship of yesteryear. Now if they can't charge promotions back those might be gone ? I would like to get a G5 for $0 if possible.
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I had done a public calculation of their Rogers iPhone 8 64gb promotion, with a tradein and initial deposit of $99 down. The difference was stark came out far ahead without trading in a iPhone 7 plus with highest memory (their trade value was so low), the higher cost for the plan combined with the crappy trade in amounted to over a $1000 difference vs buying iPhone 8 64 outright and going with Public Mobile plan ($40, 4gb, unlimited province wide, unlimited vm,mms, sms,)... Rogers censored the posting and acted all surprised, no apology, nothing. These deals may seem awesome but do the math it really doesn't make sense in some circumstances. With this deal it's close because the premium plan for 2 years as compared to Public Mobile's offering is nearly a $720*(1.13)=813.6 difference. So take that 450-287=$163 is the initial gain but that is eroded away by the 5th month, because the premium plus+ with Rogers is approximately $30 dollars more and I'm nearly certain that Bell's is about same. So moral of the story is, if you don't have the initial funds and still want it, go for it. But, if you can hold off and purchase outright, you come out far ahead, if you also pair with Public Mobile's plan. There is no coverage issue with Public Mobile as there is with Freedom...
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seifer333 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 3:28 pm
does anyone know the if the phones are still locked? I know they will be unlocked soon, but I hear somewhere some phones are already unlocked if you purchase new
I would like to know too. I don't want to pay any unlock fees.
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So what's the cheapest way of doing this in BC? Sign up with Rogers or Bell at Costco and then cancel the next day?

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