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Koodo: Possible to get a QC Large Tab plan without taking a tab?

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Koodo: Possible to get a QC Large Tab plan without taking a tab?

Posted this over at hofo but figured I would try here too.

I've read over the stickies but I don't see an FAQ that completely answers my situation. I am interested in the $54/7GB QC plan, but it appears to only be available with a large tab but I want BYOP. What would be the best way to accomplish this? Is it even possible without having to take the discounted phone and sell it myself?

Assuming I can talk a Walmart/BB clerk into giving me a QC number:
1) Get QC number and $54/7gb plan and large tab on some phone*
2) After a day or two, return the phone. (Will they cancel the plan/close the account at that point?)
3) Port in my ON number at some point

*At (1) do I have to take a large tab? Would save a lot effort not to.

Assuming I cannot talk a Walmart/BB clerk into giving me a QC number:
1) Get ON number and large tab for some phone and hopefully cheapest ON plan available
2) Register for Koodo self-serve online.
3) Request/change to QC number via self-serve.
4) On the first day of billing cycle select the $54 large tab plan
5) Return phone and cancel tab
6) port in ON number

Do those options, conditional on whether I get a QC upfront, make sense? Am I stuck taking the tab and trying to sell it myself?

If it's easier, pretend I will keep the QC number. Is it possible to get a Tab plan without a tab (effectively)?
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You want to go BYOD, but take advantage of the tab large base plan? I think you can have this done by calling in (while you have a QC number). They should be able to do it over the phone and waive the service fee given that you can't do it yourself via self-serve. If you take a phone on that line down the road, unless it's going on a tab large, it'll likely require a re-rate, even if you port in an ON number.
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titaniumtux wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 4:02 pm
You want to go BYOD, but take advantage of the tab large base plan? I think you can have this done by calling in (while you have a QC number). They should be able to do it over the phone and waive the service fee given that you can't do it yourself via self-serve. If you take a phone on that line down the road, unless it's going on a tab large, it'll likely require a re-rate, even if you port in an ON number.
Yeah, that's the end goal. No plans to take phones on subsidy again, so not too concerned about re-rate I guess.

So, if I were to walk into an Ontario BB and be lucky enough to get them to sign me up for a QC number and plan, we'd have to call in right there to get Koodo to remove the requirement of actually taking a tab for a tab plan? Sounds risky, insofar as I imagine koodo CS would wonder why I am asking for a QC number and plan in ON.
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ceredon wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 4:44 pm
Yeah, that's the end goal. No plans to take phones on subsidy again, so not too concerned about re-rate I guess.

So, if I were to walk into an Ontario BB and be lucky enough to get them to sign me up for a QC number and plan, we'd have to call in right there to get Koodo to remove the requirement of actually taking a tab for a tab plan? Sounds risky, insofar as I imagine koodo CS would wonder why I am asking for a QC number and plan in ON.
They'll put you on a BYOD plan, then call in to customer service to change the plan.
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titaniumtux wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 5:22 pm
They'll put you on a BYOD plan, then call in to customer service to change the plan.
So in that case, no reason to signup for the tab plan at first. Sign up with a BYOP plan, then just call in and try to change plans to the tab plan with no plan. Yes?
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titaniumtux wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 5:22 pm
They'll put you on a BYOD plan, then call in to customer service to change the plan.
Just for interest sake I stopped into a Koodo kiosk to ask about this. I brought up a couple ON plans that were different for large Tab than for BYOP and asked what would happen if I took a tab to get the plan and then returned the phone immediately to cancel the tab. Clerk was adamant that it would also cancel the plan and my account itself.

I picked up a SIM and Quebec number at one of the 3rd party stores in the mall and signed up for the BYOP plan. Will call in later and ask about the 7gb tab plan.

Thanks
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ceredon wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 5:51 pm
So in that case, no reason to signup for the tab plan at first. Sign up with a BYOP plan, then just call in and try to change plans to the tab plan with no plan. Yes?
Exactly. Start with byod, then do a plan change over the phone, explaining that you couldn't do it in self-serve.
ceredon wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 6:43 pm
Just for interest sake I stopped into a Koodo kiosk to ask about this. I brought up a couple ON plans that were different for large Tab than for BYOP and asked what would happen if I took a tab to get the plan and then returned the phone immediately to cancel the tab. Clerk was adamant that it would also cancel the plan and my account itself.

I picked up a SIM and Quebec number at one of the 3rd party stores in the mall and signed up for the BYOP plan. Will call in later and ask about the 7gb tab plan.

Thanks
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