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Is there carriers who refund early termination fees to port to their services?

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Is there carriers who refund early termination fees to port to their services?

Hi,

I have a Samsung S10 that I hate with Koodo and would like to upgrade to an iPhone 12.

There's 12 months left, 120$tab and 230$ bonus tab.

Koodo offered like 50$ credit for an early upgrade but will not budge about the bonus tab. It's okay, it's their right, I signed for it.

I just wonder if there's carrier in QC who offer to refund these tabs to port out to their services?

It something that we sometimes see in Europ and USA, but I don't think I ever saw this in Canada?
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Apr 25, 2019
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There's Eastlink, they have a buy out your contract deal. I don't think there's anything in Quebec like that. Asides from Videotron, they may have done something similar in the past but not sure.
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This is Canada. The powers that be have got no need to compete with themselves in that way. They've got a nice thing going and aren't likely to disrupt that anytime soon.
Buy off your contract? And I can just see them laughing at that suggestion.
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Gangsta101 wrote: This is Canada.
Once upon a time, an upstart carrier rolled out a "Break your Contract" campaign, offering $200 to port-ins.
By the following month the Big 3 launched a coordinated counterattack.
Then Telus sued them, failing that tried to buy them.
Koodo became the tip of the spear.
Within a year the upstart filed for creditor protection.
Finally Rogers bought them out, with hold-out customers marched off to Chatr prison..
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pjw918 wrote: Once upon a time, an upstart carrier rolled out a "Break your Contract" campaign, offering $200 to port-ins.
By the following month the Big 3 launched a coordinated counterattack.
Then Telus sued them, failing that tried to buy them.
Koodo became the tip of the spear.
Within a year the upstart filed for creditor protection.
Finally Rogers bought them out, with hold-out customers marched off to Chatr prison..
Jeez! Even worse than I thought.
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Those aren’t early termination fees… it’s just the phone financing price!
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tablo13 wrote: Those aren’t early termination fees… it’s just the phone financing price!
They are one and the same.
CRTC defines ECF as (full device price)/24 for each month remaining in the 24-mo financing commitment.

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