Incoming Call charges

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Hi, this question has probably been asked several times but can't find it. We moved from the UK and were surprised to find that we have to pay for incoming calls. Why is that? Nobody back home would have a cell if that was the case.
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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It uses your bucket of minutes. However some plans include unlimited incoming calls.
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I appreciate that but we only have 50 minutes on our basic plan so can get used up pretty fast. We have to tell our kids not to answer calls.

Why do we get charged for incoming calls?
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Because you're probably on Serving Size 50. Incoming & Outgoing use airtime. Once you are over your 50 minutes, you get charged additional airtime.
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Sorry, I don't think you are understanding what I mean. Why does Canada charge for incoming calls. Surely it should only be the person making the call that gets charged and not the person receiving the call.
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That is how it works. When you use the phone, whether it's making the call or receiving the call, minutes are used. There are plans where you can have free airtime in the evening & weekends, and even include unlimited incoming.
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Canada charges for airtime used.
It no different than ou rtax system here.
We tax tax, on tax.
That's as simple as It can be explained.
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You. Went. Over. Your. Minutes.

That is why there are charges for incoming calls. If you were still within the 50 minutes when the call was received, it would use what minutes you have left. Not all the plans have unlimited incoming calls. Wether you use the phone for incoming or outgoing calls, you still use airtime.

England and Canada are totally different countries. That much is obvious. As such, the cellular regulations are different.
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Thanks Bill. That is all I needed to know, though still seems out-dated.
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In England you pay for every local minute on your landline. In Canada you have unlimited calls. Different coutnry different strokes. :-)

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