Canada wide plan in Toronto, moved to Montreal, do I have to get a new number to become 'local'?

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Ok I am a koodo customer in Toronto(647 number) and just moved to Montreal for a job. I have a canada wide plan with koodo. How do I make my number 'local' so people in montreal calling me don't incur long distance charges?
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You don't if they don't have long distance minutes or nationwide minutes included. You can change your number if you want to a Mtl one and enjoy the sweet sweet plans QC has to offer you.
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I dont wanna change my number as I have had it for about 8 years now. but all the local friends/family here in quebec are incurring long distance charges when they call me..also, is it possible to get the qc plans keeping my Toronto number?
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@Sukrit: "Long distance" or "local" charge was determined by the area code, not by the physical location. Hence, unless you change the number to a QC area, calling you from QC would still be considered long distance.


You need a QC address and a QC number to get the plan, I believe. Koodo mentioned it the the Nnitty gritty "Rate plan available for Quebec residents with Quebec area codes only. Subscribers moving to another province will be transferred to an applicable rate plan for that location"
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I was in your situation 11 years ago when I moved from Toronto to Montreal. I eventually just got a Mtl number. I've got a couple friends who went to the same university ase from Toronto and they kept their 416 numbers and just dealt with it. You'll need to be the one calling them. They can message or miss call you. That's just how it is. You'll also have to get a QC number to get the plans as that's one measure Koodo does to prevent people getting plans from out of province.
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You can also get a VoIP number based in Montreal and forward it to your Toronto number for a very small cost. Your Montreal Friends would call a local number. Call Centric is often mentioned here as a VoIP carrier, as is voip.ms.
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I always forget about that within Canada even though I have a Fongo line for that purpose of a Toronto and Montreal number.
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Let's be honest here.

Koodo does not prevent people from getting out of province plans. In fact, Koodo is the easiest and most lenient provider for this.

It is possible to have a Toronto number with a Quebec plan. You need to look up the loophole yourself since they delete posts here instead of fixing their own website.

Koodo EASY
TELUS Just a little difficult
All others IMPOSSIBLE. They closed the loophole on purpose.

What is Koodo doing after almost a decade of this loophole being open? Nothing. The only time they actually do take away someone's plan is if you come across a Koodo rep who woke up on the wrong side of the bed, or you let Bernard or Ranjan find your account.

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