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Thread: Way to avoid roamin charges, it works on Bell. Do we have such 511 code?

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    Way to avoid roamin charges, it works on Bell. Do we have such 511 code?

    Hiyas,

    I work at Best Buy Wireless Department and their Bell rep came over today for little training session and notified me about their '511' feature to avoid long distance charges in specific situations.

    Let me quote their pamphlet,

    Using 511 service to receive incoming calls.

    Whenever two Bell mobility customers are both travelling outside their home service areas, but are in the same local calling area within the bell coverage area, both can avoid paying long distance charges by using the 511 feature. To activate, just press 511 SEND, and listen to dial tone before dialing your companion's area code and 7 digit number.

    That is pretty sweet for a free feature. I wonder if Rogers has something like this? I would be really interested as I travel to Waterloo/Kitchener alot.

    Personally in Toronto area myself.
    Last edited by Mak-B; 10-29-2003 at 07:59 PM.

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    Roaming Access Numbers for Canadians is only available to Mobility customers. (CDMA, more ore less) But it's not oft-advertised feature, because it cuts into their long distance revenue, and it's apparently no longer actively being maintained, so if it works, it works.

    Rogers restricts their Roaming access numbers to Visiting international and American users.

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    They sure do have nuff phamlets at our location..

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    Rogers used to have Roaming Numbers as well but they discontinued them about 5 years ago.

    Bell, Telus, Sasktel, MTS and Aliant still all have roaming numbers for any Mobility Canada clients.

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    Rogers *511

    Rogers used to have the *511 number and roaming numbers, but even when they were active, dialling those numbers might not mean anything, as I used those numbers but still got charged for long distance on the Rogers bill. Bell's numbers worked and they don't bill long distance for that.

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    Bell has some real competitive offerings at times..



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