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What does Koodo constitute as "local" calls?


I recently changed my monthly prepaid plan to the $25 Unlimited Text and Unlimited Local Calling Evenings and Weekends, and I recently tried to place a call that I suppose might be considered out of my local area (though still within province) that did not go through, and I was told the call was not covered by my base plan. So my question is, what exactly are the parameters for "local" calling? Is it bound by distance? By towns? Or does Koodo just decide what's "local" and what's not? Thanks. 

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Local is any number you can dial without a 1 (one) in front, David. Probably just your own town 🙂
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Sophia wrote:

Local is any number you can dial without a 1 (one) in front, David. Probably just your own town :)

It's a holdover from the jurassic landline era when the big ones reigned supreme and divided their territories.

Can get very interesting in rural areas, where you can't dial 5 km away in one direction, but 60 km in another. Determined by your area code and the first 3 digits of your phone number.

If you are otherwise happy with your current plan, $25 will buy you a booster that gets you 500 Canada-wide minutes for use at any time and won't expire.
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Sophia wrote:

Local is any number you can dial without a 1 (one) in front, David. Probably just your own town :)

Outgoing local calling areas for cell phones are not necessarily the same as for landlines - they used to be considerably larger than the landline calling areas, but some wireless carriers have been shrinking them over the past few years.

See http://localcallingguide.com/ for landline local calling. Disclaimer: I own it, so any mistakes are mine.
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Sophia wrote:

Local is any number you can dial without a 1 (one) in front, David. Probably just your own town :)

I wasn't on telephone substance abuse after all. To my recollection, when I lived in Stanstead, QC, Canada we could call toll-free to Derby Line, VT, USA (and vice-versa), international borders be damned. Thanks to Ray for confirming it.

Of course, with cell it's different. My Cdn GSM signal lasts for about 1 km into the US and vice-versa for my US CDMA coverage.

http://localcallingguide.com/lca_exch.php?exch=172360
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Sophia wrote:

Local is any number you can dial without a 1 (one) in front, David. Probably just your own town :)

@BobTheElectrician:
Stanstead / Derby Line - are those the towns infamous for having a library that straddles the international border?

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Sophia wrote:

Local is any number you can dial without a 1 (one) in front, David. Probably just your own town :)

Yes, it's also an opera house: http://haskellopera.com 

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