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Need advice on phone offer..please

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Newbie
Mar 11, 2012
14 posts
9 upvotes
Pickering

Need advice on phone offer..please

Virgin offered a pixel 3 xl with 10gb unlimited for $85 monthly and $99 upfront.
Is this a good deal ?
I don't generally use more than 5 GB per month...
Advice please.
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Jr. Member
Jan 4, 2014
132 posts
73 upvotes
Paris
Can you buy upfront for $99 with the 10GB then downgrade after a month to 5GB pricing?
If not then shop around for just the 5GB
Newbie
Aug 29, 2012
95 posts
67 upvotes
WINNIPEG
Quick Google search shows a brand new pixel 3 64 GB XL from the good store to be $1129 plus taxes. Plus a month plan for two years assuming you stick with the 10 GB plan listed above for two years.

(24*(75*1.13)) + (1129*1.13) = $3309.77

Verses

(24*(85*1.13)) + (99*1.13) = $2417.07

Note taxes in Manitoba are 13% so that is why there is the 1.13 value is there.

Difference is more than $1000. Meaning it would be cheaper to go thru with a brand new plan and phone from the cellphone provider than it would be to buy the phone outright.

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