I'm moving to Regina for employment. Can I get a phone and a number for Regina before I move or pick one up from a kiosk

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I'm moving to Regina for employment. I'm originally from the maritimes. Can I get a phone and a number for Regina before I move or do I have to pick one up from a kiosk when I get there?
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I was referred to koodo by a friend I don't currently have a contract. I recently got a job offer in Regina and will be making the move next month. I had two questions.
1) Anyone using koodo in that area how is the coverage?
2) can I order a phone (have it sent to my parents) and get it setup before I go out or do I have to go to a kiosk to get a phone once I arrive? 
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You would need to prove residency in Manitoba to obtain a Manitoba plan. You may be able to use the job offer letter upon arrival for that purpose. You might be able to get a Manitoba number on a local plan from your current location, and switch plans once you move.
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Regina, Manitoba must be a very small burg. But your logic, as always, is true. Can't fault anyone for the occasional slip of the digital-tongue.
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Lol
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You can choose the phone you want from Koodo now in your home province with a current home plan and then get the number changed (and plan cheaper?) once you arrive in Regina and have those credentials. It may be less complicated to pass an admittedly cursory credit check with your current address and info than to wait for all the change of address shenenigans to be sucked up by Equifax and others.
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Yes, do what Bob says and once you get in Sask and settled then change your number and get a new plan. They and Quebec have the cheapest and best plans.