Woul i get long distance charge for Incoming calls from philippines if my unlimited incoming call is for domestic only?i'm from acton ON.

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my family and friends in the Philippines sometimes call me here in Canada on my koodo cellphone (they use international phone card. I live in acton, Ontario). I just added to my plan the umlimited incoming call. and only learned after I already added it that its only for domestic incoming call. will I get a long distance charge if they call me? thank you.
another question if I may, if I were to add the five essential instead, can I add their number (i.e. Philippine number) to my five essential? thanks again.
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Daniel Kim, Mobile Master

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If you're on a canada wide plan, I'm pretty sure that you can receive incoming international calls without LD charges.

As for 5 essentials, I can't seem to find it in the add-ons list anymore.
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Incoming calls are always treated the same, whether they're local, long-distance or international. As long as he's in Canada, there would be no additional charges.
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As long as you are in your "local" area when you answer the call it is free or under your unlimited local incoming minutes.
If you are outside your local area, so when in fact you would have to dial long distance to your home # or area then it will be counted per incoming minute from the Philipines.

I am 99.99% sure this is correct!

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Alas, Ed :( You were 0.01% wrong I'm afraid, haha. No matter where in Canada you receive your international calls, they are never charged more or less than calls from Canada itself. What Ivan said is correct.

You can't add international numbers to the 5 essentials, even if it were still offered, unfortunately. You might be cheaper off using a VOIP provider such as Skype or Fongo...