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Micro/nano sim w same number? Switch?


Can I have two sims (nano/micro) with the same number? Can I just call into Koodo to switch sim id? I'm scared an adaptor might wreck the pins. 😞 thanks

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Userlevel 7
You can have two sim cards with the same number attached to them, but keep in mind if you do not use one of the sim cards within 90 days the old one will deactivate. So in that instance if you decided to revert back to your old phone for whatever reason after those 90 days you would be required to get a new sim card for it. Hope that helps answer your question 🙂
Userlevel 7
Daniel Gunn wrote:

You can have two sim cards with the same number attached to them, but keep in mind if you do not ...

And yes you can call Koodo to activate it, but you also have the option to go into self serve and activate the new card as well. So you have a couple ways to go about it.
Userlevel 3
Are there limits on how often you can switch between the SIM cards? Could you change every twenty minutes or something (which would just be annoying but what would happen)? Can both SIM cards remain active indefinitely so long as you switch back and forth every 80 days or something?
Userlevel 7
If you activate a sim card it can probably be activated and deactivated numerous times if you were switching back and forth between devices that required different sim cards. So essentially yes if you wanted to make use of the old sim card every 80 days to use the older device you shouldn't have any issue doing it, granted the old card wasn't having problems (due to age or wear and tear). Anything over 90 days the old card is no longer usable.
Thank u for the clear, concise answer.
Userlevel 7
John Smith wrote:

Thank u for the clear, concise answer.

You're welcome! That's what we're here for 🙂 have a great day.
Userlevel 6
The way people with multiple phones usually do it is through Self-Serve. In Self-Serve, you go to: Mobile Phone> Change phone> New SIM card in my current phone> ...and you click on "Start Change". You will be asked for your new SIM's number. Once this is done, the new SIM is now the "active" one on your account. But don't discard the old one just yet, because like Daniel Gunn mentioned, it will remain usable for up to 90 days. The process to re-activate a SIM within those 90 days is exactly the same as for a new one. You go through the same steps again, and when asked for the new SIM number, you re-type the old one. You can't re-use SIMs on a different account though, it HAS to be to and from the same account as originally activated on. Most people who do this also like to keep a text file with their SIM numbers ready for some copy/paste love, it's much faster and you avoid typos, especially if you have a couple SIMs you like to use.
So when you reactiavte a SIM the old ome expires after 90 days unless you reactiavte?
Then u can keep switching?
Userlevel 6
John Smith wrote:

So when you reactiavte a SIM the old ome expires after 90 days unless you reactiavte?

Yup! As long as each SIM you wish to use is re-activated at least once within 90 days of being de-activated, you can keep on using them for as long as they'll physically work.
Userlevel 6
John Smith wrote:

Then u can keep switching?

Yes, see reply above 🙂

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