20$ sim card value

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I bought a new sim card and was told it came with 20$ for the account. however the card was for a new pone on a old account... so does the card not come with this 20$ if so i would have canceled the account and just started a new one
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I don't know about that, but you could have bought it for less than $10 from eBay.
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The $20 credit is for "activation". I switched from monthly and got the credit, since I signed up for a "new" pre-paid account. the process was as if I had ported from Rogers, Bell or anyone else, except that porting from Koodo took about 30 seconds total. Went to the trouble to go a kiosque to get the genuine SIM.

I would not expect to get that credit again if my phone current got tanked and I needed a new SIM and wanted to maintain my current account boosters. But I do expect to close my account this winter for about 5 months and lose my current balance while travelling in the US since there's no pre-paid roaming. Fair enough.

Expect when I get back and sign up again to pay $20 a new SIM and get an activation credit all over again, unless they really want to discourage previous customers from returning.

For the benefit of our persistent eBay fans, where did you buy that SIM? Some of the eBay offers clearly state that there are limitations, or they are not sure...
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Yes I wouldn't really recommend buying from eBay unless you know your way around cell phones, but I know you do :)

Obviously you'd need to get a "Koodo" SIM card, not a generic one, and the size your phone needs. I'm hoping Koodo will come out with a universal size one day, as some other carriers are offering already. You just punch out the size you need.

As far as I know, all prepaid SIM are 3G and even LTE compatible, I guess sellers just try to cram in as much information as they can. Oh and you get $20 on all new activations, no matter what SIM card you use or where you get it.
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We're both on the same page. Won't hold you personally responsible if one of my ebay purchases doesn't work next time. ;-)
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Hehe....... "Anything ya do is on yer own risk" is my middle name :D
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And sometimes we have to push the discussion a little out of the box to get real answers and a fresh outlook. Canned food makes it taste like we are at war somewhere.
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Well my issue is the kiosk guy told me the card was worth 20$ credit and he knew I was just getting it for a new phone on old account. .. my point is my phone number is of little importance I could just avtivate a new account and use up the rest of my boosters on the old account. ...
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Sorry if you are using it on an exciting account you won't get the credit. It has to be a new account.

I too buy SIM cards from eBay and have never had a problem

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