Prepaid Set Up

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I just put my daughters phone onto a Koodo Prepaid Plan. The set up went well. However, I have two questions. When I removed her battery to locate the IMEI number, there were actually TWO different IMEI numbers. Any idea why? Which one should I use? Secondly, once I received online confirmation that everything "appeared" to be fine, how long does it normally take before text messages or phone calls can be made? (A Talk Booster was also purchased.)
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I'll save anyone thinking of responding here some time. I pulled out the battery, put it back in, and all is well. A good reboot never hurt.
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Great! And how's she liking the dark side so far? :p
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If it has 2 IMEI #s... then is it a dual-SIM phone? Which phone is it?
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Status Quo for my girl, but her cheap dad is impressed!! LOL! ;-) 6 bucks for the SIM card. Thanks for the heads up, Sophia. $15 for the Text Plan, $10 for the Talk Booster, 10% off the monthly plan payment because of the Top Up promotion AND a $20 Activation Fee DISCOUNT!! WHA?!?!?! The first Prepaid payment was $5.25!!

I have to do some figuring on my usage and see if Prepaid is the way to go for me. It honestly hurts to see what some people are paying for monthly cell phone use.
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Yes, I know! I don't think there is any plan near it, prepaid or postpaid, unless of course you're a heavy user or have replaced your home phone or something.

Even though I'm not of the texting age (definitely don't use my $15 to even near the full potential) and I'm an extremely light user, it's just so convenient when you do need it. When I was with Telus prepaid, I once blasted through about $40 top up in one day, because I spent an hour or so LD yakking with hubby when I was waiting for a flight. Now that same call would cost no more than $3.

I know you don't use data (or your daughter doesn't) but $3 per 100MB is not bad either, I don't use a lot of data but when we have one of our frequent Internet outages here (yay! life in the mountains), it's nice to have Koodo as a backup.

Another thing I like about prepaid is the overage cost - or lack thereof. If your little girl gets it in her head to have a long gossip with her friends and forgets to stay within the 200 minutes, bang! $0.50 per minute after that and believe me, that adds up quick! With prepaid you just can't call any longer or you buy a new booster and you can continue calling at the same rate.

Anyway time to get off my high horse and get some work done :D
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Thanks again, Sophia. Stay in touch.
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Thanks for asking, Jonathan. It's a BLU phone. (That's the make, and coincidentally the colour.) I figured it out last night. It is a dual sim card phone, and everything is working fine.