When I signed up with Koodo, I got a long-distance plan which precludes me from having any additional charges. So even though none of the numbers available had my local area exchange, it wasn't an issue. After the fact, I discovered if anyone local calls me who doesn't have some long distance plan on their phone, THEY actually get charged long distance fees because my cell # isn't local. They could be in the house next door! Does anyone know if it's possible and/or how to get a local area #?