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$60 Data plan: Do long distance charges still apply to unlimited anytime minutesÉ

I was choosing a new plan and went with the $60 Canada wide data plan. I was about to add the 5 essentials add-on, but was told by someone that "unlimited anytime minutes" and "evenings and weekends" would cover long distance charges across provinces. I am a bit unsure of this, and it is VERY important to me because I call PEI and Nova Scotia a lot from New Brunswick. Will those long distance calls/minutes be covered under my $60 Canada Wide Data Plan, or will I likely still need the 5 essentials?

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Userlevel 4
Canada Wide means exactly that. No long distance charges as long as you call from Canada to any Canadian number. In this case, you would not need the Five Essentials.
Userlevel 7
I am on that plan (well a grandfathered version of that plan). It is indeed unlimited nationwide!
Userlevel 1
And the unlimited Canada wide long distance calling takes on a whole new meaning when you connect something like a XLink Cellular Bluetooth Gateway (Google it if unfamiliar) as now every "wired" phone in your house can make (and receive) calls via your Koodo phone.