Application for new comer post paid line requirements?

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Hi there, i am knew here in Canada and i would like to know the process of having personal postpaid line and the required documents? thank you
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Fidel Carlos

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rikkster, Mobile Master

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Hey Fidel, welcome to Canada!

Here's a list of acceptable forms of Photo ID:

Valid Driver's License:
Valid Passport: Canadian or Foreign
Provincial ID: Must be government issued
Work Visa
Department of Defense ID
Permanent Resident Card
Native Indian Status card
CNIB card (Canadian National Institute of the Blind)

You will also need the following information as well:

Full legal name
Current address (If less than 2 years at the present address, previous address is also required)
Contact phone numbers
Date of birth
Photo identification if activating at a retailer or kiosk

Visiting a Koodo kiosk is the best thing to do. If you don't have all the required documents or are waiting for certain documents to arrive, you may want to look at pre-paid as an alternative.
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Daniel AJ

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You also need a Canadian (!) credit card to pay your bills. Those can be prepaid credit cards, though. (I think a Canadian VISA debit card should work, too.)

For ordering the phones from Koodo, however, you need a Canadian credit card with a billing address (so no prepaid). Even if the price of your phone is zero (after tab).

Once you have your Koodo account, you might be able to register a foreign credit card with Koodo so you can pay your bills more easily. I've heard talk about this last year, but I've never tried it.

The easiest way for newcomers to get a Canadian credit card, is, of course, to have an Amex card in your country of origin an use the free Global Transfer service to switch it for a Canadian one. (The other option is an ugly "secured credit card" where you give a loan to the bank, and with which it will take years to reach a decent credit score.)
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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You don't NEED a Canadian credit card to pay your bill, but it is accepted for a credit check and it works instantly for payments. Fast and convenient, but not necessary.