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I'm about to buy a tablette with 3G. I was wondering if I could simply buy a new sim card for it and have the same phone number and plan. Is it possible and will I have any surcharges? thanks
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Hi Karina, unfortunaly, you can only have one number per SIM. It would be an awesome idea though, but Koodo doesn't offer anything like that at the moment.

Your options are tethering your new tablet to your phone, or switching SIM cards between the two :)
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Since it can't be done your better off to buy a wifi model with no 3g capabilities which costs about $100 less than usually the 3g, model and use your mobile phone to create a hot spot and connect to that wifi hot spot with a tablet. Then the data used on the tablet is coming from the phone and since koodo doesn't charge for tethering you'll just be billed the same as if you were using your phone.
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Tablets aren't compatible with Koodo's network, you're just wasting your money if you buy one and try to use it.
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I think you're not reading what I am typing Sophia. I never once said that Koodo accepts internet only devices. In fact, I am avidly against Internet only devices being used on a mobile provider unless they specifically mention that they do accept them.
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there is nothing Koodo can really do to block them. As a device like a 3g ipad uses the same radios as an Iphone. just that the ipad doesn't have a phone app.
Really the only difference between a 3g tablet and a phone is it's size missing phone services when looking at it from a connection point of view.

It would be the same as them trying to block me from using my unlock WP8 from Rogers
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Exactly, Thank You Boolanger
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It even works on my Chromebook which has a SIM slot as well... as long as we pay for the data, I see no objection of using any device that works, be it phone, tablet or laptop.
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I notice more vehicular analogies on the Koodo community vs other analogies. Just commenting :p
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What if Karina bought the sim and just switched back and forth with activating the Sim card on Self serve. Like having 2 cell phones and switching back and forth which one is active.

I think we talked about this in a previous post. I dont see why it wouldnt be the same with a Tablet
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It can work as long as each sim card is switched back within a 90 day period. They just can't be used with another number.
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That's possible but in my mind it's a waste of money to buy a 3g tablet that usually costs you an extra $100 or more than the wifi only model, when you have a smartphone already that you can just piggy back the data through a wifi Hotspot created by the phone.
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That's also true. But who knows. Maybe some people have their own reasons for wanting to do this, so at least they have an option and have been told the advantages of just hotspotting

So what happens when a person texts or calls that number on the tablet?
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an educated guess says calls will go directly to vm.
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I think that's a good guess!

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