Koodo and Freedom offer Google Pixel 2 device subsidies of over $400

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  • Techguru86

    Let’s be fair, freedoms pricing plan is better than anything the big 3 can offer

  • orangedude

    I fail to understand how Koodo’s deal is any better than, say, Fido’s.

    Fido has the 64 GB Pixel 2 for $0 on a Large plan ($69/6 GB*, $76/8 GB*). That’s a $899 subsidy compared to their retail price. Koodo has a single $75/7 GB* (well, $54/7 GB + $21 tab charge, which comes to $75 a month) plan with a $904 subsidy compared to their retail price. They’re virtually the same, except Fido allows you to save a couple bucks more a month if you don’t need more than 6 GB of data.

    * Based on QC pricing

    • Ben

      was gonna post the same. And Virgin has the same as well on platinum plan, same deal as Fido unless I’m mistakn (0$ for phone, 69$/month for 24 months, they are saying the subsudy is 999$ for total price however). I think the difference, and correct me if I’m wrong, is that whereas Fido is including the $$ in your monthly device subsudy, Koodo calculates it as a true 400$ off (i.e. if you cancel after one month with Koodo, you have to pay 483$ whereas with Fido you would have to pay 861$)

    • Sam

      The difference is if you cancel. A friend of mine bought the phone from Koodo yesterday and cancelled today , so he got the phone for $500

    • Vishal

      How is it $500? Don’t you have to pay out the tab balance before you can cancel if you want to keep the phone?

    • Sam

      $21 (tab) x 24 is $504

    • Vishal

      Ah okay, this is referring to the pixel 2 64gb.

    • Zbiba

      If that’s true it really is a crazy good deal, I think its a mistake but it could actually make sense

    • orangedude

      What I wonder is if they’re allowed to reclaim both the subsidy and the tab payments. The Code of Conduct allows for the subsidy system or financing, but I don’t know how it works at the same time. I wouldn’t be surprised if Koodo claims the full $400 + ($21 x 24 months) as an entire subsidy and claim all of it should you cancel early. They’d lose a metric ton of money if they really granted $400 off and let people cancel after a month.

    • pkosta

      Spoke to a freedom rep and he confirmed the cancellation would be both totals equalling the full cost.

  • CDN_CHVR

    What the hell kind of reporting is this? The Koodo tabs are the exact same thing as the subsidies on fido/virgin.

  • Zbiba

    Kinda feel dumb for buying it when it came out now :/

    Basically 400$ down the drain for not waiting two months, I thought it was going to take at least until next year for it to go down.

  • Al Kidd

    As long as your not already a koodo customer without a tab. Then you have to toss your current plan or pay full pop

  • Shaun

    Freedom’s website says the offer ended on December 8th and I cannot order it online

  • Amer Kojic

    I got the last year’s Google pixel XL for 0,I am with Fido on 70 dollars medium plan 4 gigs of data.

    • Zbiba

      not sure where you are, but if you’re in QC its 69$ for a large with 6gb, basically you’re overpaying and you should change your plan if you’re here

    • Amer Kojic

      I am in Vancouver,but would love that plan.

  • Prashanth Akunuri

    I wanted to try this deal but ended up signing up last Sunday with Fido – $80 medium plan with 6GB data 2 year contract and a $100 BB gift card and $500 up front for PIXEL 2 64GB.

    I am not sure if this is even a decent deal, especially considering BYOD $60/6GB being offered today on almost all carrier just for today.