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New Phone / Retention Plan Advice

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New Phone / Retention Plan Advice

Hey guys,

I am currently on a corporate plan with Bell on a retention from back when I had a Galaxy S2 (2010?). I have 6gb of data, voice, blah blah blah for $50. This time when I tried to upgrade they told me I had to switch my plan or buy a phone outright and keep my plan. Now on to my questions:

- What is the best consumer plan I can hope to get... I'd like to keep at least 5gb. Whats out there that I could hope for?
- Is there a chance that I'll spend money buying a phone outright only to have Bell sweep my current plan out from under me and make me pick another? I see deals on eBay from a seller in Canada with decent pricing that I would consider if I were to go the route of buying outright.

Any help or advice is appreciated.

Mike
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Best consumer plan if you're willing to jump hoops is SK/MB $48 5GB plan. Everything else is way more expensive and you're better off keeping your own plan. You only save $2 but lose 1GB if you're going through the hassle. Bell has been known to change customer's plans and there's nothing you can do about it. So if it were me, I'll just buy my phone and ride it out however long it is.
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I'm really leaning towards the idea of buying a phone outright and riding it out. My only problem is that if they change it in the next couple of months then I'll wish I had just upgraded and switched plans.
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mickman wrote: I'm really leaning towards the idea of buying a phone outright and riding it out. My only problem is that if they change it in the next couple of months then I'll wish I had just upgraded and switched plans.
If that happens, upgrade and sell the new phone.
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Haz wrote:
mickman wrote: I'm really leaning towards the idea of buying a phone outright and riding it out. My only problem is that if they change it in the next couple of months then I'll wish I had just upgraded and switched plans.
If that happens, upgrade and sell the new phone.
This. You can never tell when Bell will force a plan change, but at least uo to now its been a fairly rare occurrence.
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I will not look in buying phone in ebay, kijiji or craiglist, your best option is to call bell check what's your option to do HUP. We also have the same plan yesterday they called me for HUP they offer me 2gb 55$, 4gb $75 and 7gb $100. If want to upgrade to 7plus, BTW my usage for data is from 2-4 gb monthly.

outright
plan50 x 24 + iphone7+1049 = $2249 +tax

Renew
plan75 x 24 + iphone7+549 = $2349 +tax

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d1ulove3 wrote: I will not look in buying phone in ebay, kijiji or craiglist, your best option is to call bell check what's your option to do HUP. We also have the same plan yesterday they called me for HUP they offer me 2gb 55$, 4gb $75 and 7gb $100. If want to upgrade to 7plus, BTW my usage for data is from 2-4 gb monthly.

outright
plan50 x 24 + iphone7+1049 = $2249 +tax

Renew
plan75 x 24 + iphone7+549 = $2349 +tax

This is why I don't want to upgrade, it works out to a bit more money in the end, and I get less data on my plan.

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