What is the extra monthly charge for a second phone? As in Husband and Wife?

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Simple question I think...? We are considering dropping our landline and existing cell phone carrier and switching to 2 cells and Koodo.
If I purchase a plan, is there a flat fee for having a second phone ( my wife's) on the account?
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none of the current plans allow sharing of data or minutes. It would be whatever plans you signed up for for each phone.
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As marcel stated there are no sharing plans. Here is a list of what plan options you can choose for your husband keep in mind you will have unlimited nation wide calling between each other. https://shop.koodomobile.com/plans/pl...
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Thanks for your reply.

When searching the plans offered, the "Unlimited Canada-wide Family Calling". feature (5) suggests that there is unlimited calling between phones on the same account....

So, just how exactly does this work, if the plans are not shared? Maybe I'm missing something simple
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You are not missing anything. Some of the people here may have confused you. It's very simple, as you said, and it is shown, phones on the same account can call one another for free across the country. It's actually better than sharing as normally that only applies to local calls. Plus sharing requires tracking as you would always have to know where the 2 of you stand. And most people don't so they go over their minutes. The koodo plans offere unlimited call on phones on the same account. Pretty simple if you ask me.
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if the phones are on the same account (1 bill), then yes, the unlimited canada wide calling applies.

Sharing is like plans offered by some of Koodo's competitors. They give you a pool of minutes/data to use between both (or more) phones before encountering overages. For example, you may have 200 minutes shared on the account. This means you could use 150 adn your wife could use 50 before encountering charges (or in my case, I could use 10 and my wife would use 190)

Since koodo doesn't offer this, whatever plans you sign up under (even under the same account) will be subject to their own limits. If both plans have 200 minutes, you could use 100, but if your wife used 250, she would still be charged for extra minutes)

Hope this is clear... if not feel free to reply.

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That's the real confusing part about buying cell service.

If Koodo doesn't offer this feature (like their competors), I wonder why they have it as a buying feature?

They should have somebody remove it from their website, but at least, but it's better to find out BEFOREHAND.
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Remove what?
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They don't have it listed. As you've stated, they have "Unlimited Canada-wide Family Calling" and that's true. Calling between lines on the same account is free. I don't see "sharing" mentioned anywhere.
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The unlimited family calling is indeed still offered with Koodo. The idea is that if both numbers are under the same account number they can call between each other and the minutes will not be counted between either line.

For example, you and your wife activate on the same account and you both take the $25 plan with 200 minutes (hurry though, the double minutes promotion ends soon) you can call each other and it won't count toward the minutes. But you would both have the $25 plan which comes to $50 total.
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Thanks Curtules.....that has made it perfectly clear (I'm not always the sharpest tack in the box!), I guess I was just looking at a straw dog and thought it was a real bear.
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That is the coolest analogy I have seen in months

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