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[Koodo] S8/s8+ $200/300 with large tab

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guessguy wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 12:51 pm
what about the $75 credit? $729 + tax= $823 plus a days of Koodo service. Might go for this and not risk buying one off Kijiji for $800
not 100% sure about the trade in credit since the koodo site lists the s8+ as online only. if anyone gets the credit as well for the s8+, please let us know
rtookey wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 12:54 pm
All Im saying is there is no real benefit to buying it out right in todays society. The carriers have us all in a vice, unless of course you somehow still have an old grandfathered plan in today world, which most dont.
have access to a $43/5gb byop plan with one of the big 3. Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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hmm... s8 or s8+? Is the only diff between the 2, screen size and battery capacity?
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shayne85 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 10:58 am
You're missing the point. You get the phone at a discount from Koodo (about $430 discount), then cancel the plan with Koodo, and keep the phone. Then you go to a cheap plan, say the Zoomer 2 GB plan for $36 per month.

If you went to Bell/Telus/Rogers, you'd definitely end up paying a lot more over the 24 months even if they gave you the S8 for $0 down.
Why would you mention a 2GB plan for $36 in August when by your own admission stated the promo ended in June? You like to just spew random expired promotions at people to prove your argument?
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OrangeBerry wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 1:33 pm
Why would you mention a 2GB plan for $36 in August when by your own admission stated the promo ended in June? You like to just spew random expired promotions at people to prove your argument?
It was just an example suggesting such promotions do exist for cheaper plans if you want to BYOD. Such offers will come and go, which allows any frugal RFD'er to save by switching providers. Yes, you could buy the S8 for full price for $1,000+ and have the same flexibility.

If saving a few hundred dollars ain't no big deal, then yes this is not a 'hot deal'. Guess it's true YMMV.
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rtookey wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 12:13 pm
Over the course of 2yrs this works out to $33.50 a month for your device. Now you have to find a plan through a carrier, any usable plan (2gb or more) with a carrier is $70 or more. You're essentially just doing what all carriers do with 2 year plans, except on your own, for the same price + hastles.
I'm paying under $40 for the 90day/12gb plan from public mobile. Many people have this plan, or at least 2gb for around $40. Tell me how going with a 2yr carrier plan with a subsidized phone is better than that?
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bootleg wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 2:57 pm
I'm paying under $40 for the 90day/12gb plan from public mobile. Many people have this plan, or at least 2gb for around $40. Tell me how going with a 2yr carrier plan with a subsidized phone is better than that?
I already broke down the math. You compare a rate anybody can go in and get on any day of the week to a ridiculous promo deal that occurs once a year. Wifes plan is $77.50 a month, with device. A $40/mo plan on a phone you got outright for $200+$505=$705 ($29.33 a month over 2 years). $29.33+$40(minimum per month) = $69.33/mo. Thats how it compares, and again, your comparing the BYOP plan from a promo price. Overall, it works out to very similar, and you don't have to pull the wool over someones eyes to get it.
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rtookey wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 12:54 pm
All Im saying is there is no real benefit to buying it out right in todays society. The carriers have us all in a vice, unless of course you somehow still have an old grandfathered plan in today world, which most dont.
Beg to differ, I have more friends on BYOD than subsidy nowadays. Holding on to old plans for dear life.
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Let's all agree to disagree. If you were lucky enough (or smart enough) to have a non-contract cheap phone plan such as the PM promo, etc. then this deal of getting a phone at a discount without being on a contract is great. If you're looking to switch providers at this moment and get a new phone, then maybe it's not worth it.

A lot of people I know have older plans they would never give up as well.
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I ran a deal through koodo recently and worked out pretty close numbers wise.

I am an existing and koodo offered $140 off the phone as a result. I got a large tab with the $200 discount. Large tab was $504 owing and $140 to be paid out in store which I used PC points. So technically it just cost me $504 plus tax out of pocket.

I was forced to upgrade the plan even though first agent said I would not. I was told I had to wait 90 days to buy the phone out (pay off tab) but when I called in they had no issues allowing me to pay off the tab.

Pc also gave me a $60 one time credit to my bill.
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Anybody sign up and cancel? I'm looking to get an s8+ pm me please
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rtookey wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 3:42 pm
I already broke down the math. You compare a rate anybody can go in and get on any day of the week to a ridiculous promo deal that occurs once a year. Wifes plan is $77.50 a month, with device. A $40/mo plan on a phone you got outright for $200+$505=$705 ($29.33 a month over 2 years). $29.33+$40(minimum per month) = $69.33/mo. Thats how it compares, and again, your comparing the BYOP plan from a promo price. Overall, it works out to very similar, and you don't have to pull the wool over someones eyes to get it.
Sure I'm comparing a promo deal, but you're comparing with a share plan where one user gets 300 local minutes. Not everyone has a 2nd user willing to put up with that terrible plan.
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cybernation911 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 6:15 pm
Anybody sign up and cancel? I'm looking to get an s8+ pm me please
Check out the old S8 Koodo thread, and the current Pixel Koodo thread - lots of people have signed up and cancelled. Only the Tab charged.
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Can I use this phone with Bell?
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yonafo wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 9:15 pm
Can I use this phone with Bell?
Yes - you will have to unlock it IF Koodo rep puts the Koodo SIM card in it first (phone locks to the first SIM card that is put in it). You can unlock it for $15 on eBay.
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If my memory serves me correctly, the thread in June has the S8 at $629 correct? Recall also seeing gift cards offered as well

However, this is a good sign that the S8 will be discounted heavily into Black Friday season and with the note coming out. I think I'll take my chances and wait just a little longer. Thx OP for the heads-up!

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