Prepaid Long Distance Calling In Canada and Boosters

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Hey.

A little new as I just signed up to Koodo yesterday. (Got the Moto G on the $35 prepaid plan. Loving the phone so far, highly recommended) Part of the plan is unlimited incoming calls. Are those Canada-wide incoming calls, or am I going to be charged long distance if my cousin in Vancouver calls me to rant? Also, if I call him to rant at 7 pm, do I get that for free or are those taken from my booster minutes? Does Koodo charge me more time for calling him at 2pm rather than when the evening starts?
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The incoming calls are local mins. Meaning your cousin can call you from Van and it will be fine. Since you are in your local area.

However if you leave your local area and are in Van then if anyone calls your then it will come out of your canada wide anytime mins.
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If you call him and assuming you are not from
Van then those will come out of your canada wide talk boosters since it is a long distance call.

If you called him at 2pm it would be the same since it is a Canada wide call and will need to come out of your talk booster

Now if it was a local call then the 7pm call would be free and the 2pm would come from your anytime mins
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Alright, so I'm not in Vancouver, I'm actually in Kelowna but still in B.C. Does that count as local or long distance for incoming?
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As long as you are in Kelowna, all incoming calls are local for you. Someone can call you from Europe and it is a local call for you. Just like a landline. When a long distance call comes it, it is a local rate for you
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It would be a long distance call for your brother, and a local call for you. If you go to Kamloops for the day, and he calls it would be long distance for both of you, as you would be out of your local calling area. If you were in Vancouver, it would be cheaper (for him) for you to call him back, as your outgoing call to a Vancouver number would be considered local, while his call to your Kelowna number would be considered long distance.
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So let me try and reiterate to see if I got this correct

If I was home in Kelowna and my brother was in Vancouver and I called him at 2 pm to say hi, the minutes would be deducted from my talk booster

If I was home again and I called him at 8, the minutes would again be deducted from it regardless if I have free outgoing after 5.

If I was home and he called me to rant about the Canucks, my talk booster minutes are safe and I get it for free

If I went to Armstrong for the day and I called him there, it would be deducted. In the same vein, if he was also in Armstrong and I called him to find out where he was, it would still be deducted.

If I'm in Vancouver visiting him and if he calls, or if I call for arrangements, it gets taken out of my minutes. However, if I call him, he gets it with his local rate.

Did I get this right? So basically: when out of town stick to texting?
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If I was home in Kelowna and my brother was in Vancouver and I called him at 2 pm to say hi, the minutes would be deducted from my talk booster
YES

If I was home again and I called him at 8, the minutes would again be deducted from it regardless if I have free outgoing after 5.
YES - on the $35 prepaid plan it is free LOCAL outgoing after 5

If I was home and he called me to rant about the Canucks, my talk booster minutes are safe and I get it for free
YES

If I went to Armstrong for the day and I called him there, it would be deducted. In the same vein, if he was also in Armstrong and I called him to find out where he was, it would still be deducted.
YES

If I'm in Vancouver visiting him and if he calls, or if I call for arrangements, it gets taken out of my minutes. However, if I call him, he gets it with his local rate.
You get the local rate to his Vancouver number as well. So if you call him after 5 to schedule a get-together before going to the Canucks game, you would have no cost.

Did I get this right? So basically: when out of town stick to texting?
This would be cheaper, but sometimes the call is worth the cost.
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Beautiful. Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
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You're welcome. Enjoy your new phone!

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