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i have an unlocked phone but currently reside in prince rupert. is there a way to get a sim car and plan sent my way?
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You can order the SIM online but you'll need to visit a store to get it activated for postpaid as they require photo ID validated and will run a small credit check. I believe prepaid activations can be done either online or over the phone but I'm not 100% sure.
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I don't think he needs to visit a store. I'm pretty sure he can activate it by just simply calling koodo.
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For postpaid, I wouldn't think so because a rep needs to confirm matching photo ID. Otherwise I could take someone's ID, pretend to be them over the phone, potentially activate up to 5 lines, then cancel them all after a month (or simply run up a bill) and walk away with 5 phones, then resell them to make a profit.
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Jonathan is right - in order to run the credit check we need to see 2 pieces of valid government ID, and proof of address (such as a bill that is sent to you).

Then can run the credit check - ask for social insurance number, date of birth, and either license number or credit card number.

Also, I am not sure about prepaid accounts, sorry about that
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I don't think so guys, I bough one of our phones online. From koodo. No photo ID requied. :-) we called in to activate without any problem. That was a year ago but I doubt things have changesd.
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The credit check can be run over the phone but is more restrictive on the id that can be used. Can only accept driver's license, sin number or credit card and you need two of the three.

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