Replace broken Iphone 4s

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I have an old IPhone 4s on a very attractive plan which ended a long time ago but continue to pay the originating price. My question is, since I have had microphone problems with the phone for a couple of years I would like to replace the unit with a similar unit rather than have it repaired as the cost of repair is more than I can get a replacement. If I use my existing SIM in a replacement unit, will the new phone activate without affecting my contract? What else should I do to replace, ie locked to MTS , unlocked, identical configuration (storage capacity, model, etc.)
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You could pay the full upfront cost of any phone request a new SIM and keep that plan. Keep in mind though old plans are only good for 30 days notice from the carrier, same as how you can walk away with almost zero notice.
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If you are going to use a replacement phone instead of financing a new one,   ask BellMTS to see if the "bring your own device discount"  is still available as I don't see it mentioned on the website anymore.

I am off contract and getting 10% off the cell bill  (not quite $6.00 with what options I have). 

That discount would have been available to you once the original contract was over but had to be requested by the customer.
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Hi Ed,
If you happen to get a new phone, you can just pop your old SIM in the new phone and your good to go, with a few caveats.  The phone has to accept the same size SIM as your 4s, many phones now take smaller SIM's, so it may not fit.  The device also has to be from MTS or unlocked.  Technically we don't need to be notified if you pop your SIM into a new phone, it should still work.
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Thank you Jeremy for the response. I am considering another 4s as it suits my needs just fine. I thought that, as you indicated, there would not be a problem. Just wasn't sure if it had to be MTS or just unlocked.
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Received my replacement 4S yesterday and activated from the old phone SIM after restoring from a backup. The hiccup I encountered is that the passwords did not transfer over. Otherwise all went well and I am now using a phone that has an active mic. I also increased the storage on the new phone which didn't seem to have any effect on the change-over. I did use ITunes to backup and restore as that is what I normally use for backup and syncing. Again thanks to Jeremy for squashing my fears of change.