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$360 Essential Phone is back again

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[Koodo] $360 Essential Phone is back again

"You'll pay $0 for your phone and put the rest ($360.00) on your Tab
Pay a $15 monthly Tab charge for 24 months, and then you'll only pay your monthly plan charge
Plans start from $45/month
Includes $100 in activation credits"
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Koodo offering Essential PH1 phone for $360 (+ SIM card + days of service until your plan cancellation + applicable taxes) via Medium Tab. Koodo allows cancellation of service plan and simply full payment of the tab.

Existing Koodo customers may also receive $50~$150 in additional credits (targeted; select post-paid customers only). Log into your self serve account, then shop for the Essential Phone to check for offer.

Also, discussion of camera issues, speaker grill issue, lag issues, comparisons with other phones, screen protectors, and cases.

Note: Soliciting referrals are against forum rules.
For tutorial on self-referring and referring out on multi-line, see this thread.
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Sep 8, 2013
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Does that mean the $100 in activation credits reduces it to 0 or do you get an additional $100 on top of the $0 Essential phone?
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Jan 18, 2016
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It only reduces it to 0 dollars..... I know crappy right
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TheGivingTree wrote: Does that mean the $100 in activation credits reduces it to 0 or do you get an additional $100 on top of the $0 Essential phone?
Based on the page, it seems to mean the $100 off of the regular $100 cost + $360 tab.

It would not be $100 credit ontop of free phone (+360 on tab).
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What's the cheapest way to get this for non-koodo customers? Pay the 460 outright?
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miscbrah1 wrote: What's the cheapest way to get this for non-koodo customers? Pay the 460 outright?
Buy on tab medium, run credit check, put on seasonal hold for 3 months at $15/month, end up with phone for $405+tax.
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xtreemboarder wrote: Buy on tab medium, run credit check, put on seasonal hold for 3 months at $15/month, end up with phone for $405+tax.
Or just cancel right away and avoid paying 3x $15 (or more if you can't get a seasonal hold) though the sales rep won't get commission then, I believe.
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xtreemboarder wrote: Buy on tab medium, run credit check, put on seasonal hold for 3 months at $15/month, end up with phone for $405+tax.
Why not just cancel the day after you get the phone?
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miscbrah1 wrote: What's the cheapest way to get this for non-koodo customers? Pay the 460 outright?
Get from Wow Mobile and use Tab small so that you can utilize their $50 trade in.
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ThunderRodriguez wrote: Why not just cancel the day after you get the phone?
When I did it, I just canceled as soon as I got home, didn't even wait a day. Paid nothing other than the cost of the phone/tab and the sim card.

Felt scummy, but the guy on the phone didn't seem to care.
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9613019 wrote: Get from Wow Mobile and use Tab small so that you can utilize their $50 trade in.
I don't think Wow carries the essential phone
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I found this interesting review of the Essential Phone with the Oreo 8.1 beta update:



TL;DW, basically they said that the phone still has more lag than a Pixel and the camera still sucks, but overall for this price it's a great phone.

After watching the video I would say that the G6 is better, but to each their own. I can see why people would like this phone.
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How is this back again?? I had this offer for few weeks now. Just to be clear the phone is $100 + $360 tab - $100 credit
It you do the referral you get extra $50 bill credit BUT it ends today and most likely goes back to $25.
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BinaryJay wrote: When I did it, I just canceled as soon as I got home, didn't even wait a day. Paid nothing other than the cost of the phone/tab and the sim card.

Felt scummy, but the guy on the phone didn't seem to care.
Did you just end up paying 15 × 24?

I just called the pickering location and the lady said if I cancel I'll have to pay the remaining balance on the full phone cost out right. Not whatever is left on my tab?
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ffonly wrote: I don't think Wow carries the essential phone
Yep. Went to a store with my 6 year old Nexus only to be disappointed that they didn't carry the Essential phone.
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Alkhemist wrote: Did you just end up paying 15 × 24?

I just called the pickering location and the lady said if I cancel I'll have to pay the remaining balance on the full phone cost out right. Not whatever is left on my tab?
It’s a lie, you only have to pay of the tab balance. It even says that the website, on your contact. I’ve done it twice already.
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FoMoHotDeals wrote: How is this back again?? I had this offer for few weeks now. Just to be clear the phone is $100 + $360 tab - $100 credit
It you do the referral you get extra $50 bill credit BUT it ends today and most likely goes back to $25.
How can one confirm $50 referral credit ends today? I was looking to refer my sister this weekend but I might have to do it today after work.


Alkhemist wrote: Did you just end up paying 15 × 24?

I just called the pickering location and the lady said if I cancel I'll have to pay the remaining balance on the full phone cost out right. Not whatever is left on my tab?
No that's a scare tactic, plus they don't get commission if you cancel before 90 days. I've done this a few times and you can just call in to cancel but they will give you a hard time and tell you the same thing as the store rep. What I do is port the number out so that "essentially" cancels the account.
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Dec 18, 2006
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Is this a better deal than the Moto G5 deal that got posted for $139 the other day? Trying to figure out if this phone warrants the price difference.
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One of the best deals out there for a Snapdragon 835 phone with stock Android. I can't think of a SD835 phone cheaper than this.
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Got iphone6 and sold it while porting my number from public mobile. Wish I had bought this instead
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