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[wowmobile] Iphone XR - roughly $520 + tax - Tab Large

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[OP]
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Apr 27, 2017
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Calgary

Iphone XR - roughly $520 + tax - Tab Large

Deal Link:
Savings:
50%
Retailer:
wowmobile
Wow Mobile has the Iphone XR at what I think is a new record low price.
NOTE: This is only a deal if you plan on cancelling after signing up just to get the phone.

Right now, WowMobile has the Tab Large ($80 tab... blah) for $200 down on iphone XR.
Tab large is $480.
So that's $680. Plus a $35 activation fee... plus a few days service before you cancel.

However! There's a $200 gift card with new activation right now.

So that's:
(($480+$200+$35)*Tax) minus $200.
In Alberta that's $715 + tax. = $750.15
Minus $200.
Results in $550.75
And then maybe $1 for a Bell simcard on ebay. (to port out to cancel) And then maybe 1-2 days of service.

This is pretty hot. Assuming you're comfortable with signing up just to port out and cancel. $550 for a iphone xr after tax in alberta.
Roughly half price.

Link: https://www.wowmobile.ca/en/smartphones ... iphone-xr/
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Jun 1, 2008
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I am really confused with this approach. You are saying that you can sign up for a cell plan, pay off the phone and then cancel and keep the phone? Is that legal? Sounds pretty shady. I assume, even if you can technically do it, they will ban you forever from their services. It may not be theft but it must be the closest thing to it.
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Apr 28, 2004
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Are you new here?

No, it’s not theft, it’s not illegal and no, you won’t get banned “forever.” This isn’t a new process, there are hundreds of threads about how to do this.
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Aug 17, 2018
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pmcd wrote: I am really confused with this approach. You are saying that you can sign up for a cell plan, pay off the phone and then cancel and keep the phone? Is that legal? Sounds pretty shady. I assume, even if you can technically do it, they will ban you forever from their services. It may not be theft but it must be the closest thing to it.
Been going on for a while.
[OP]
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Apr 27, 2017
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Calgary
85matt wrote: What gift card is it?
Wow mobile does vanilla MasterCards.
So you can use these anywhere MasterCard is accepted. It's basically cash.
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Mar 16, 2008
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pmcd wrote: I am really confused with this approach. You are saying that you can sign up for a cell plan, pay off the phone and then cancel and keep the phone? Is that legal? Sounds pretty shady. I assume, even if you can technically do it, they will ban you forever from their services. It may not be theft but it must be the closest thing to it.
Face With Tears Of Joy
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pmcd wrote: I am really confused with this approach. You are saying that you can sign up for a cell plan, pay off the phone and then cancel and keep the phone? Is that legal? Sounds pretty shady. I assume, even if you can technically do it, they will ban you forever from their services. It may not be theft but it must be the closest thing to it.
Fate wrote: Are you new here?

No, it’s not theft, it’s not illegal and no, you won’t get banned “forever.” This isn’t a new process, there are hundreds of threads about how to do this.
95thRiflesOCI wrote: Been going on for a while.
pongster wrote: Face With Tears Of Joy
YES! IT IS ILLEGAL and it is bad! Just don't do it guys and girls. And the store can blacklist you at anytime.

*If you live in Vancouver, just don't do it. Thanks*
Jr. Member
Aug 3, 2018
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How is it illegal you sign up on a contract and you have the right to cancel anytime by paying off your remaining device balance. I dont know wtf world you live in
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Nov 5, 2004
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Thatdealguy wrote: YES! IT IS ILLEGAL and it is bad! Just don't do it guys and girls. And the store can blacklist you at anytime.

*If you live in Vancouver, just don't do it. Thanks*
It's one thing to say it's not ethical, another to say it's illegal which it is not.
Quote the law or you are plain LYING.
Jr. Member
Aug 3, 2018
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You should check the terms and conditions of your contract to find out what your cancellation rights are. You’ll probably have to pay a fee to cancel a contract if you've decided you don't want it anymore.

However, you might be legally entitled to cancel the contract without a fee if either:

you signed up less than 14 days ago (ie you’re within a ‘cooling off period’)
the price of the contract has gone up
Sr. Member
Oct 7, 2017
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lalala wrote: It's one thing to say it's not ethical, another to say it's illegal which it is not.
Quote the law or you are plain LYING.
Your sarcasm metre is extremely broken, dog...
Sr. Member
Feb 17, 2017
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ClarkZuckerberg wrote: Your sarcasm metre is extremely broken, dog...
Haha indeed. In all seriousness though, is it even possible to be unethical towards a Canadian telco (especially the big 3)? They all screw us on a daily basis, we’re just returning the favour.
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Oct 7, 2017
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CanadianSpruce wrote: Haha indeed. In all seriousness though, is it even possible to be unethical towards a Canadian telco (especially the big 3)? They all screw us on a daily basis, we’re just returning the favour.
Probably some way, though I see where you're coming from. But I don't see how OP's deal has anything to do with ethics. Who are you screwing over here? Companies don't setup deals like this unless they're still making a profit. This is all in THEIR OWN CONTRACTS THAT THEY DREW UP. No one is "pulling one over" on someone. It's all as clear as day. They set the deal, not us. This isn't some price error. There's some argument for ethics there; not here.

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