Do I need to activate SIM to accept transfer of ownership?

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I am already a Koodo customer.  I want to add a line by accepting a transfer of ownership.  The agent at the Koodo kiosk told me that I just need to buy another SIM card, but I don't need to activate it.  The party that is transferring his plan says he needs my name and phone number.  

I want to make sure the transfer of ownership is ADDING an additional line to my account, NOT replacing my existing line. 
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Im not sure why you would need a new sim.  The original account owner needs to call in to request a transfer of ownership and give your info.  You would then need to call in to confirm you are accepting the transfer.  The previous owner can just give you their original sim.  There is a $10 charge for a transfer of ownership.

Or you can do this with both of you at the Koodo kiosk

Click the Call Us table and you can see Transfer of Ownership on here
https://www.koodomobile.com/contact-us
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Thanks Dennis.  I'm not able to get the original SIM - we don't live in close proximity.  He confirmed that the transfer could be done over the phone. 

I was going to activate the SIM at the kiosk with the cheapest monthly plan and then do the transfer of ownership to the new number, but the agent told me that wasn't necessary.  I'm hoping he was right......
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What is the purpose of the Transfer of Ownership if you are just changing the plan?

If you just want the phone number, I just get a prepaid sim, activate and then port the Koodo monthly plan over to prepaid (since they are different systems)
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I don't want to change the plan.  Rather, I have a plan that I want to keep and I want to get an ADDITIONAL line with the transferred plan - don't care about the number.  
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In that case you need to change the sim on the line/plan when you complete the transfer of ownership over the phone. Just tell them the new sim card number and they will activate your new sim with the transfered plan/line
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Perfect, thank you!!