Block US and international long distance calls.

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I have a special needs son and recently got him on a koodo plan from another provider. I previously had long distance blocked with the other provider so I don't get slammed with huge bills.

Even though I tell him not to call long distance, I am dreading the day I get a bill and find whole slew of calls to where ever on it.

I have mobile data blocked on it with Koodo. I would like to be able to block US and international calling on it. Short of that I would go as far as blocking long distance call on it period but have been told I cannot so I've opted to go for the $2 long distance saver add on just in case this ever happens to me. I don't see why I can't block long distance calling.
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Tony Chau

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Posted 5 years ago

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Marcus Fenix

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International calls are not enabled by default. You would need the International Dialing & Long Distance saver to enabled the International Calling. If you do have this, remove it. For US Calling, there is no option to have this blocked, not on Koodo's end anyways. I recommend keeping an active watch on the self serve account.
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Hi Tony, if you have one of the older Koodo Plans that does not include free LD calls, you can switch to Canada wide plans that include free LD calls.
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What you could do (if it's an Android device):
-Setup a Google Voice account--> https://www.google.com/voice#inbox
-Install Google Voice--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
-Install "Voice Choice"--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
-Set "Voice Choice" to default to using Google Voice to make calls not in the phone's list of Contacts (and specific LD #'s)
Then, since you have Data Block on, it will attempt to switch to Google Voice but fail since there's no Data connection

I personally use it to force LD calls to Google Voice as well, though for me I have Data enabled so the calls go through as intended.
Since your request would be using the App in a different way than it's intended I can't guarantee it'll work, but my logic makes sense so it might be worth a shot.
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Google voice in Canada? Are you sure it works?
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@nVEE: you're reviving an old post. Google Hangouts Dialer is the new and improved Google Voice. It'll show your (Koodo) cellphone number on outbound calls if you configure it that way. No dice for inbound calls. You can essentially use Google Voice service for outbound calling only for us Canadians (unless you manage to pass sms/call validation through a US cell number), with the option of displaying our cellphone number on outbound calls.