Replacing a dead LG G3 with a Samsung J3
Need some opinions as I know nothing about this phone, but seems like a decent deal right now for a Samsung phone. Wife's LG G3 has water damage from humidity in Florida so I need a replacement and don't really want to spend over $200, less the better. Line is with Rogers and I plan to stay with them as i'm on a very cheap voice only plan.
1) Walmart has this the Samsung J3 with Koodo, $0 down, $240 on small tab, $150 Walmart giftcard when you sign up. I would sign up and then cancel right away and use this phone with Rogers. I already have a Koodo SIM which I may or may not be able to use to activate and save the $10. I activated and cancelled with this SIM when I did this same thing to get the G3 years ago. $240+tax=$271 - $150 GC = $121 (plus any usage Koodo charges me and charge for unlocking the device to work with Rogers)
2) Staples has the Samsung J3 unlocked (locks when you put a SIM into it) for $185+tax = $209 -> About $90 more than walmart but no headache.
-Thoughts on the device at this price point?
-Is my plan with Koodo doable and can this phone be unlocked easily?
-Would you pay $90 more and just get it from Staples? (I ask this question in RFD forum so I already know the answer)
Help is appreciated, thanks.