Would like to add a line to existing 4 line account but I think the sim card should be complementary.

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BYOP and would be able to do all the work myself at home but booth want to charge 10 bucks to give me the sim card.  I have had offers for my long-time business which I haven't yet used but to this person it seems ok to let me walk away and see the Virgin people.  What's this world come to? 
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I know, right? I feel the same way about McDonald's, but for some reason they won't give me free food just because I say I'm hungry. And the cable company just flat out refused to give me a free DVR just because I said I might sign up for a month or so. What a world...
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Talked to a supervisor after a csr basically said the same thing (probably rehearsed with Timo Tuokkola) and was given both a comp sim card and a credit on acct for ten bucks.  One thing this supervisor knew...you don't treat long-time multi-line customers like McDonald's customers and expect to keep their business.  (mic drop)
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Or, more likely, it just wasn't worth their time to argue with you.
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Most carriers under the big three charge $10 per sim card. You can get some of these carriers' sim cards for dirt cheap on eBay. Carriers find different ways to forward costs to customers. Granted it costs probably less than a dime to manufacture a sim card, then again, Koodo doesn't have any activation or upgrade fees.
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Well, if Koodo truly doesn't charge activation fees then why do they ask for $10 when you are activating a phone with them? 
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Because they can

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Every time you take a phone from the Virgins, they charge you $15 (new activation or upgrade). When you upgrade to a new phone on an existing line with Fido dog, they charge you $25. Bell charges $35 activation fees. Rogers and Telus probably have similar fees.
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Ken, thats not technically an activation fee. You're buying a sim card not paying to activate an account. Seems you got yours for free though so thats awesome to hear!