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I was really dissapointed to discover when I switch to pre paid from my post pay plan the new number required me to dial the area code first to reach the cell which is not normal in my area. Is there some reason for this and is there a fix ?

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Huh? You can have any number on prepaid that's available on postpaid... in fact you could have ported your number across 🙂 I'd call Koodo that you picked the wrong area code, they'll be able to assign you a number in your own area 🙂
The 1800 tech support was clueless they just told me, thats how it is, I'll phone the local shop tomorrow. The strange thing is, it is the right area code its the same area code as my landline yet I still have to enter the area code to reach the cell. The old plan is not cancelled yet so maybe I will port the number if it can't be fixed otherwise
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As far as I knew you must dial all ten digits throughout Canada regardless of what plan or service you have including landlines.
Its not like that on my other koodo # I can just dial 7 digits to call the phone.
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Roger H. Newell wrote:

Its not like that on my other koodo # I can just dial 7 digits to call the phone.

Ooooh I did misunderstand your first post... Here in BC we have to dial 10 digits too on all lines. Could it be new where you are? Or did your old phone add the 3 digits automatically?
Roger H. Newell wrote:

Its not like that on my other koodo # I can just dial 7 digits to call the phone.

If I picked up my land line and dialed my old cell number I only had to enter 7 digits. I know in some places 10 digit dialing is common but in newfoundland its only 1 area code.
Roger H. Newell wrote:

Its not like that on my other koodo # I can just dial 7 digits to call the phone.

The number is working as expected now, I guess it just took a while for the routing to be updated
Roger H. Newell wrote:

Its not like that on my other koodo # I can just dial 7 digits to call the phone.

Just incase anyone else with a Rogers Home Phone has this problem, the problem is with rogers, their exchanges are not updated quickly and some are incomplete so you have to dial the area code on some numbers, all other phones can reach the cell without an area code, providing of course they are local.
Roger H. Newell wrote:

Its not like that on my other koodo # I can just dial 7 digits to call the phone.

I only have to dial 7 numbers in NB when i call someone in my local area. I've never tried to see if it works the same in other areas.

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