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Can I add a 2nd handset, that can work simultaneously with my 1st handset, to my same Koodo account/number


Hi - I want to add a second handset to my Koodo account.  It's simply because my current handset (HTC One M8) is too big to comfortably stick in a jeans pocket, so I want to leave my HTC at home, and find the smallest possible handset for maximum portability when going out.  
Is it possible to have two handsets sharing my one account (same phone number on both, same Voice and Data limit shared by both), with both able to work without having to shift a SIM card from one to the other.  I would hope my added cost would be to buy the new handset and buy a SIM card for it, and maybe some nominal fee to activate it (e.g. $20).   ....this seems like such a basic requirement - hoping it is supported!!
Thanks, March

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Sorry,  that is not possible with a cell phone
Userlevel 5
They only way I can think for this to work is to set up call forwarding from one phone number to the other.
Thank you for the quick response!  ...do you mean that I am requesting something that is technically not possible, or do you just happen to know that this is something that none of the telcos can be bothered to provide, since while it would provide convenience to the customer, it generates no significant new revenue for the telco?
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www wrote:

Thank you for the quick response!  ...do you mean that I am requesting something that i...

Technically its 1 SIM to 1 handset at a time,  And the rest of what you said is probably true as well.
Thanks as well Daniel - there would be no phone number to forward to - I just want to access my single account/number using different physical handsets, for convenience.
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Yes, I understand that, well somewhat.  My thought process was: Add a 2nd line/phone number/handset to your acct. You can then forward the original phone number the new phone number.  It is a stop gap solution to what you are asking for sure.  Although the technology is possible, I don't believe any of the providers offer this.  My first thought would be because of the lack of possible income generation from such an arrangement.  The simplest way to do it really would to buy a new handsest and switch the SIM card from handset to handset as you need. 
Thx Daniel - So would this latter solution work as simple as that:  move the SIM card from handset to handset, with no other action needed on my part (like some kind of "registration" of my 2nd handset with Koodo?)
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www wrote:

Thx Daniel - So would this latter solution work as simple as that:  move the SIM card from h...

Correct. Just be careful when switching so as not to damage the contacts inside the phone. It would be easiest if both phones use the same size SIM card.

And, of course, only one phone will work at a time.
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www wrote:

Thx Daniel - So would this latter solution work as simple as that:  move the SIM card from h...

As well you have to make sure the handset is Compatible with Koodo's frequencies, and it is not locked to another carrier.  If you get a handset from Koodo there would be no worries about incompatibles.

But yes, if you have a handset, compatible with Koodo, and it isn't locked to another carrier, switching the SIM card from phone to phone will work seamlessly 
www wrote:

Thx Daniel - So would this latter solution work as simple as that:  move the SIM card from h...

Thanks for your time & helpful info!  🙂
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You must wear relatively tight jeans because I had no problem carrying the M8 in my pockets. In fact I have the 6P now, which is even taller, and it's still fine to carry but the size is more noticeable. HTC generally has tall devices due to most of them having boomsound speakers.

If you're looking for something more compact but still providing a good Android experience then take a look at the OnePlus X, HTC A9, Nexus 5X, or Z3/Z5 compact if you're baller.
Jonathan I wrote:

You must wear relatively tight jeans because I had no problem carrying the M8 in my pockets. In f...

Well it's not that it will not physically fit, but rather that it isn't comfortable and I notice it there, so would like to have a small, cheap (not a baller, lol) phone that I can't feel in my pocket.
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Okay so I'm just going to say it. Have you considered carrying a Murse? A Murse, or Man Purse, is the ultimate in convenient tech carrying capacity. They come in many shapes and sizes and because of the rapid demachoisation of our youth, no one looks twice at dudes with purses. I have one in which I carry my wallet and id along with a small lowepro pouch for change and usb cables/portable chargers. I even carry a backup phone in there. Just something to consider. Also do you have wifi at work? You could leave a smaller phone there and set it up as a voip.ms phone for about 85 cent per month. Add call forwarding to your koodo line and forward your calls to the voip line while you're at work.
Chad Burr wrote:

Okay so I'm just going to say it. Have you considered carrying a Murse? A Murse, or Man Purse, i...

Ha ha, yes I already carry one at most times.  This is specifically for those times when it would be awkward/undesirable to carry one (e.g. going to a bar or out on a date), and as another commenter above noted, possibly wearing tight jeans  lol

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