second phone - different province

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I'm a nova scotia resident but my mom is in newfoundland. I have an sg3 on a tab plan that has the cd wide ld, unlimited any time minutes and 1GB data. I think I asked to have the data overage capped but it wasn't imposed. I got an email aboutan offer to add another phone on tab. I wwant to add one for my mom but need some help.

With only bell aliant and eastlink actively maintaining towers etc in her area... does that cause a problem for this second phone thing? Would it cost more? Can I add the phone with a different area code? I don't want her phone to be an LD call for her friends local to her. So I want her phone to be a 709 # and not 902 like mine. Is that possible without a koodo vendor anywhere within a four hour drive?

I want her to have a phone like mine so I can explain when she taps the wrong things. :)

I can't find the email and trying to ask koodo itself anything is ridiculously hard. :(
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Hello!

First of all, you can definitely add a second line onto your account with Koodo! Koodo most certainly has coverage in new foundland, as most of the bigger companies allow others to roam off each other(for free). To make sure if she has coverage, check out this coverage map: http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-...

It won't cost more either!

If you go to a Koodo store(Or any multicarrier seller like Walmart or Futureshop, superstore etc....) they can activate the phone with a different area code if you'd like.

You can definitely get a Galaxy S3 as well. Now though, the only thing is, is that after the phone Is activated, you'd have to mail it to her.

All that being said, I hope this answers any of your questions. And if you have any more, feel free to ask!
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Also, when a second line is added to your Koodo account, you and that second line get unlimited calling between each other.
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You will pay taxes and fees based on the area code of the phone.
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David, Mobile Master

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Good idea getting the phone model for your mother which you are familiar with. Really easy to step through things in concert with each other.

Koodo runs on the Telus network, which has very good coverage in NL from my experience.
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Koodo doesnt cap data at your data limit. You can set a notification when you are reaching your data limit and they will cap you off at $100 overage in data (with the ability to text to continue to use data).
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*****Give dfbutt 5 stars on his comment *****.

Let's take it one step further: if you are footing the bill, upgrade yourself and give your mom your older phone since it sounds like you may be the resource person she'll look to. Get a number with her area code for the new phone. Sounds like she won't benefit from newer data technology as much as you with your 1 gig plan.

When the new phone comes in, download the Easy Mover app from Samsung on both phones:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

Transfer your data from your old phone to the new phone. Put your old SIM into the new phone and you are probably good to go. You might need a call to Koodo to confirm your IMEI (serial number). Once you are sure all is good, then clean the personal data off the old phone and put the new SIM in it so it has to nfld phone number attached to it. You might also have to call Koodo with the IMEI.

If your mom has access to a computer, get her to enter all her contacts into her gmail account (you could set one up for her). With her permission, set the new phone up under her gmail account. Sync her contacts and add favourites so that the phone is ready out of the box.

You'll have one happy mom, a phone to support that you know inside/out and a newer phone for yourself. Win/win/win.

Monitor her use after the first bill and adjust her plan accordingly.

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