US long distance call warning

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I get a long distance call warning when I call within Canada even my plan covers calls across Canada, but when I call US, there is no warning message, can I set up a warning message for US call ?
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Goran, Mobile Master

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I don't believe that you can set one up for that. The idea is that you there's local or long distance calls in Canada and you might have a plan without unlimited nationwide minutes whereas calling out of country will always cost extra.
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Check out a call blocker on Google Play such as Mr. Number, though most of them are primarily meant to filter incoming calls.
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My plan covers unlimited Canada wide call, but not US calls, what I need is a long distance charge warning for US calls, not Canada calls. Can Koodo do it?
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I'm sure that they could, but likely won't, because it's implied that you will pay extra to call a non-Canadian number.

May I ask why you feel that you need  warning for US calls?
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Try dialing with and without a 1 in front and that may change the warning
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Technically, Koodo could, but they didn't implement it. Only  international calling (to other countries besides US) could be blocked. Most postpaid plans from other carries were similar so I guess it was the norm.

I would just be careful when choosing a number to dial when calling out. Unlimited Canada-wide calling doesn't entitle people to call anyone. If you are afraid of the accidental US calling charge, you could buy the add-on international long-distance saver ($3) to reduce the charge. However, I don't think you need it.

I don't like using 3rd parties app for calling, normally they use more battery than the native dial app.
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Dennis hits it out of the ball park. 

I'm sure whenever you're dialing a canadian number you don't put the "1" at the beginnig. The automatic system tells you :"Log distance charges may applied".

But when you're calling the US you always dial the "1" before the 10 digits number so the system bypass the warning message.