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    What is the local calling area with a 416/647#

    I was told that with a Fido 416/647 area code number you can receive calls locally from Oshawa in the East to Burlington in the West and Newmarket to the North.
    I was also told that if you are in Whitby/Oshawa/Burlington and want to call back to Toronto it is long distance.

    Is this true? It just doesn't seem right to me. I thought if you could receive without long distance then you should be able to call back to this area without long distance.

    Can anyone confirm?

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    the local calling area for 416 is very similar to the old city Fido phone except barrie ( I think) so when u are in Oshawa Burlington, Newmarket Brampton and u receive a call u will not be charged LD but if u are in burlington and call TO it's LD.
    The thing the Local areas for receiving a call is different than the one for making calls

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    Quote Originally Posted by didouche
    ... but if u are in burlington and call TO it's LD.
    The thing the Local areas for receiving a call is different than the one for making calls
    i think (hope) you're wrong on this, didouche. i work in burlington and i was having some network (integration?) issues the other day when a call to 416 wasn't going through. i called customer service (i know you work there ) and they asked me where i was (burlington) and the number i was calling (416-xxx-xxxx) and the rep said "it's a local call so it must be an integration issue".

    and while i know fido is not rogers (as is said here VERY often) my rogers account does not consider burlington LD for neither out-going nor incoming.

    i have searched the entire fido site and googled "fido boundaries/zones/local zones/etc." and can't find any info. my local fido store doesn't even have any maps!

    can somebody who has access to the "zone maps" confirm?

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    Really depends on what part of Burlington you're in. I've found that generally anything east of the Guelph Line is local out-going to Toronto, west of the Guelph Line is long distance.

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    i'm between guelph line and brant street...but that's just splitting hairs.

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    like pk5u said it depends where u are in Burlington... only Cs has the tool to see if u are somewhere and u are calling somewhere if it will be LD but obviously I don't know all the local calling areas by heart

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    are there actually areas in canada which would be local incoming and LD outgoing (or vice-versa)?

    seems dumb, hard to enforce logically, and uneeded extra effort for the billing dept.!

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    I've an Oakville number, when I'm in Hamilton incoming calls are local. People from Toronto can call me locally, so I don't pay long distance when they call. However, to call them back I have to pay long distance. I can, however, still call Oakville locally.

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