Phone change but keep current number

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I am looking to get a new phone. My current phone is under my father's name but I pay the bill. I want to keep my phone number, will I need to do a transfer of responsibility in order to make this happen?
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Laura Kennedy

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Posted 6 months ago

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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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Do you mean for you to actually go into the store and get the new phone and not your father go with you?
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Laura Kennedy

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I mean do I need to transfer the ownership of the current account to me in order to keep my current phone number?
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Laura Kennedy

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Welll, my father lives about 500 km away from me now so that is not going to work... Sounds like I am going to have to transfer the ownership to myself
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You can have him visit his local Koodo and have your name put on the account and then you can go in your area and get a phone. You could also transfer ownership if your planning on taking over the account eventually anyways then you don't have to go through it all again.
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Hi Laura,

Do you want to buy a phone upfront or on a tab? Keep in mind if your father had a good plan and you choose wrong tab you may have to change your plan and lose old one on the other hand if you will pay for the phone full price you don't need your father with you. Just transfer account into your name and put sim card to the new phone.
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It's on a tab, I want to change it because I can get the same plan but get 3gb of data for 2 years instead of the 1gb I have now and always run out of well before my bill date
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Note that a transfer of ownership will cost $10
You can do this at a Koodo kiosk or via phone or you can contact Koodo via private message on twitter or facebook