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May 31, 2002
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905 long distance

How do I find out which 905 numbers are long distance?

I'm 416 North York. I know that Newmarket is long distance from my phone number. But could I find this information somewhere on web.

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Jul 3, 2001
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dial with out a 1 first.... if it doesnt work, then its long distance.

Thats my lazy way of doing it. There are some Area code/ long distance maps on the Bell website somewhere.
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Why is that calling from Woodbridge to Markham/Brampton/Mississauga is long distance, but calling from any of those places to Toronto is not. but between most of those would be long distances.
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shad0w* wrote:Why is that calling from Woodbridge to Markham/Brampton/Mississauga is long distance, but calling from any of those places to Toronto is not. but between most of those would be long distances.

because the phone companies are crooks like that.
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shad0w* wrote:Why is that calling from Woodbridge to Markham/Brampton/Mississauga is long distance, but calling from any of those places to Toronto is not. but between most of those would be long distances.
A long long time ago. Before the age of the internet or even fibre optics, long distance was a pretty short distance, like 20 km in many cases. And most times when you called long distance it was for a good reason....rates could be as much as $1.00 per minute from coast to coast.

Then as the phone company grew and using phones was more popular people started complaining about how much LD cost. Bell offered citizens in many communities the vote.....do you want to pay, say, $1.00 more a month to be connected to nearby towns, or not? Most places said sure, everyone pays $1.00, but we all save on those 'local' calls.

Some places said heck no, I don't call Woodbridge from Toronto, and I'm not paying a stinking $1.00 a month for someone else to call for free. You should know that a basic phone bill was like $10.00 so this was a 10% increase.

Sounds like the arguments you hear on RFD....

Result: Some strange events. For instance there is an area of Mississauga/Etobicoke that opted out. It's around the 427. Maybe it's the zone you are referring to. I can call from my place across that zone for free, but calling into the zone is "long distance'. Yes I can call across the zone to an area 50 km away for free, but the zone is about 20 km away and in there is deep weeds. Who is to blame? The residents, who save $1.00 per month!

Now that Bell does not have a monopoly I doubt we'll get the chance for a "vote" again for a long long time.
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fungling wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_416/647

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_905

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Dunno what I was thinking when I posted. :confused: Tried my hardest to find the real answer. All I came up is a solution if you happen to hit a 905 number that is long distance:
http://www.myfreetelecom.com/

Looks like this is a rant of a news columist too.
USE THEM ALL THE TIME TO CALL FROM BRAMTPON TO MISSISSAUGA (NEXT DOOR) :D :D :D :D
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KrispyFive wrote:There's a list of the local calling area at the bottom of the following URL.

http://www.localcallingguide.com/lca_ex ... xch=158270
Thank you very much KrispyFive. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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