Prepaid 2nd SIM to retain old number?
My provider (Telus) tells me it can be done as follows:
(1) buy a Telus prepaid SIM ($20) and activate it.
(2) pay another $35 to transfer (not port) my existing number to the prepaid SIM. The $35 was explained to me as a sort of vanity fee for acquiring a specific number.
(3) add a new local number to the postpaid account at no charge.
So the desired outcome is to continue my current postpaid account/plan but with a new number local to another city, and also have a prepaid account with my former number attached to keep that number active for a time, to make the move smoother (what else is a dual SIM tray good for??). Can anyone think of a way to achieve this same outcome without paying the $35 fee or losing my postpaid plan? Or is the $35 just the unavoidable price of doing it this way? Thanks!