http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208 Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return? 2018-08-13T06:04:25Z 2018-08-13T03:43:27Z 7777208 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208 7777208 Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return? 2018-08-13T06:04:25Z 2018-08-13T03:43:27Z Jason http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9755208 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f89d456590110203e212ab68833bdb40?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jason_7fevcevm5fbbi Moving to Alberta and need to get an Edmonton number for everyday use. I'd like to keep my Vancouver number just in case for the future. Is that possible? I'd like to keep my plan, use it with my new AB number but keep the Vancouver number in stasis? Is the phone number linked to the SIM card? Do I just get a new sim card? I don't want an active account for the Vancouver number - Thanks!&nbsp; question 12 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692662 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208 19692662 Paul Deschamps responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T03:45:40Z 2018-08-13T03:45:40Z Paul Deschamps http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5091893 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10631226/received_174124952920277_medium.gif kid_android If you want to have 2 numbers you'd have to open a second postpaid if you want to keep your plan that's your only option. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692681 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208 19692681 Jason responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T04:03:33Z 2018-08-13T04:03:33Z Jason http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9755208 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f89d456590110203e212ab68833bdb40?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jason_7fevcevm5fbbi What is Postpaid?&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208 19692710 BobTheElectrician responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T04:25:25Z 2018-08-13T04:25:25Z BobTheElectrician http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7160010 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/77aeebe3c99f6688b81672a31eb6e411?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG robert_buchanan_6854469 You can port your Vancouver number to a VoIP service for a few dollars a month. That effectively closes your Koodo account (any tab balances must be settled) and you will start from scratch in AB with your desired local number there, and you must choose from a currently available AB plan.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />In the meantime, your VoIP service can forward any of your Vancouver calls to your AB cell very cheaply, so you don't lose contact with Vancouver folks... as soon as calling you involves long di$tance, the calls will fall off quickly.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692719 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692681 19692719 David responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T04:31:47Z 2018-08-13T04:31:47Z David http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/1644320 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10920486/David_Default_medium.gif dfbutt Paul means a new postpaid (monthly plan) account, as opposed to prepaid, where you buy buckets of minutes or data which last until you consume them. 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692721 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 19692721 Paul Deschamps responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T04:35:03Z 2018-08-13T04:35:03Z Paul Deschamps http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5091893 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10631226/received_174124952920277_medium.gif kid_android Yeah the OP just didn't want to lose their plan so it's not an option 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692737 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692681 19692737 Jason responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T04:47:58Z 2018-08-13T04:47:58Z Jason http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9755208 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f89d456590110203e212ab68833bdb40?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jason_7fevcevm5fbbi Ah - gotcha -&nbsp; If i'm ok with dumping my plan - it looks like koodo only offers $15 a month prepaid plans - which renew every month(?) instead of paying $15 one time and let it sit indefinitely?&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692748 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 19692748 BobTheElectrician responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T04:57:49Z 2018-08-13T04:57:49Z BobTheElectrician http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7160010 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/77aeebe3c99f6688b81672a31eb6e411?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG robert_buchanan_6854469 If OP needs his original BC plan, he'll unfortunately have to live with the current BC number at least temporarily, and maybe wait till Koodo has a plan sale for AB. But porting out the number is the only way to claim it as his own if it's all that important, VoIP (even without call forwarding) is probably the cheapest way to keep it from being recycled. 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692755 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 19692755 Jason responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T05:05:48Z 2018-08-13T05:05:48Z Jason http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9755208 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f89d456590110203e212ab68833bdb40?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jason_7fevcevm5fbbi Thanks guys - I'll look into pushing it to&nbsp;twilio. It's a shame numbers aren't just people specific now instead of location based. I'm not leaving the country and Koodo includes Canada wide calling. Such an ancient and greedy system.&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692763 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 19692763 Paul Deschamps responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T05:09:47Z 2018-08-13T05:09:47Z Paul Deschamps http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5091893 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10631226/received_174124952920277_medium.gif kid_android I guess it was an option after all lol. 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692771 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 19692771 Jason responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T05:15:02Z 2018-08-13T05:15:02Z Jason http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9755208 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f89d456590110203e212ab68833bdb40?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jason_7fevcevm5fbbi I'm trying to stay flexible instead of getting frustrated. Options are coming back on the table for sure.&nbsp; Really not looking forward to losing my long used, never&nbsp; spammed number for someones ex- escort burner number :)&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692795 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692681 19692795 David responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T05:50:30Z 2018-08-13T05:50:30Z David http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/1644320 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10920486/David_Default_medium.gif dfbutt Yes, there is a base cost to maintaining a connection. The $15 includes unlimited texting. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692812 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777208/replies/19692710 19692812 David responded to "Moving to a new province - Can I get a new sim card/number but keep my old number for when I return?" 2018-08-13T06:04:25Z 2018-08-13T06:04:25Z David http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/1644320 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10920486/David_Default_medium.gif dfbutt <blockquote>&nbsp;It's a shame numbers aren't just people specific now instead of location based. I'm not leaving the country and Koodo includes Canada wide calling. Such an ancient and greedy system. &nbsp;</blockquote><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />However folks who do not have Canada-wide calling expect calls to the same prefix to be without tolls. The iNum system has been attempting to create individualized numbers, but it hasn't &nbsp;gained much traction yet. 0