Managing multiple prepaid accounts? This may help you!

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We've heard many times on these forums that people would like the option to manage multiple lines from a single Self-Serve account. That'd be fine and dandy, but alas, it's not implemented.

However, I tested something that may serve as a band-aid while we wait.

Ever heard of aliases?

Aliases are often used as disposable e-mail addresses when you register with websites. However, it can serve another purpose: Koodo's Self-Serve.

Let's say you manage 3 prepaid lines, and you only have 1 single Gmail address. Now, you'd like to manage all 3 with the same e-mail address, but it's not possible with the way Self-Serve works right now. Aliases are possible though!

Let's say you manage your 2 kids' lines and your own, for a total of 3. Kids are named Amy and Brenda, and your (fictional) e-mail address is worldsbestdad@gmail.com

Now, you could use this username to log into your own self-serve:
worldsbestdad@gmail.com

And you could use this one for Brenda's line:
worldsbestdad+brenda@gmail.com

And why not do the same for Amy:
worldsbestdad+amy@gmail.com

These, to Koodo, are all different valid login names, and everything points back to worldsbestdad@gmail.com.

Aliases are what comes after the "+" sign. It can be anything that would be valid for an e-mail address.

I know it's not as big as CERN finding the Higgs boson, but it's better than nothing!

Enjoy :oD
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Posted 4 years ago

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Great idea! I like it! Would also prevent clients from creating multiple e-mails for multiple accounts which kinda can be a pain in the rear end.
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You couldve saved me a ton of trouble three email addresses ago

Can you set up filters for the aliases too?
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Absolutely! They act like independent e-mail addresses, except that you don't have to set them up since they're basically the same as your regular one.
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Good suggestion. This is a Gmail feature. I didn't know you could put "+" in an e-mail address.

I do something similar, but it costs about $20/year. I have my own .ca domain name, e.g. smith.ca. I can create many firstname@smith.ca forwarding addresses and route them all to primary@smith.ca. I use a different firstname@smith.ca to set up each of my kids' Koodo accounts, and receive all account notices at primary@smith.ca.
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But in reality to ask every Koodo customer do to this would cause a great inconvinience and open a can of worms.
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We've asked customers to edit Apn settings and more. I don't see the worm canon here, after all This is just a suggestion.
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Heh heh...worm canon...
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I saw the mistake but it was funny do I didn't edit
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@Rocky: I was simply suggesting the alias trick. If people don't want a Gmail address, it's their call. I simply happened to have one and decided to use it to my advantage :oD
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I love it! I can see so many uses for this, spam protection, here I come :) mygmail+facebook@gmail.com, mygmail+suspiciouscompany@gmail.com, mygmail+putcharightinspam@gmail.com - this is useful beyond Koodo :D
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It's amazing, isn't it? :oD I was reading some random FAQ and stumbled across this.... which then turned into my thread right here :oD

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