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Unlocked Smart phone on finance options

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  • Mar 23rd, 2019 2:20 am
Oct 10, 2018
54 posts

Unlocked Smart phone on finance options

Got eyes on Samsung Galaxy A8 32 GB_$350 range

Not keen on monthly plans unless I get unlimited canada minutes + text + 1gb data 3g/4g @ $45/pcm with $0 upfront for $350 mobile phone

So, looking for something similar like car loan to buy an unlocked phone.

Are there any reputed websites in canada that sell Xiomi,Vivo etc with all inclusive price quote in CAD ?
Dont want import tax surprise though. (please recommend from experience)

Finally is the Koodo buying + cancelling method still working right now ?
2 replies
Deal Addict
Nov 1, 2009
1797 posts
This site will tell where you can grab the Chinese phone(s) at different online retailers, price is in USD though.
Check here as well, think camel3x.

Just avoid DHL shipping with these online vendors to get around the duties, though some have said they never got dinged.

IMO I'd stay away from Vivo they're overpriced for what they're asking for their phones.

Koodo churn should still be working, don't think anything has changed.
Deal Addict
Jan 13, 2014
2085 posts
If you can't afford to put even $350 down on a phone, you definitely shouldn't be financing something been more expensive. Not like you are even likely to find a place selling those phones on a finance plan.

Hell, if your credit is good get a credit card and put the phone on that - if it isn't, you probably won't get financed and/or it's also a had idea to do so.