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Local calling areas in Alberta
September 17, 2016
8:26 am
pdops
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Anyone have any experience with local calling areas in Alberta. I have a 780 area code so I understand that all calls to a 780 number will be local. I'm wondering about the
587 and 825 codes which overlay all of Alberta.

From WikiPedia:
780: Northern Alberta
403: Southern Alberta
587: overlays onto all of Alberta
825: overlays onto all of Alberta

September 18, 2016
4:54 am
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I believe the whole province is a local calling area as far as Speakout is concerned. That may have changed though.

September 18, 2016
5:04 am
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Thanks bridonca. There's a pdf of a matrix of the local calling areas (see link below) but it's of a vintage (2008) when there were only the two area codes (403 and 780, southern and northern Alberta, respectively). It shows that those two area codes were separate local calling areas.

Anyways I submitted the question to SO customer service and will report back when they reply.

https://www.speakoutwireless.ca/wp-content/uploads/long_distance_matrix_aug82008.pdf

September 19, 2016
11:24 am
pdops
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and here's their response:

Hello,
If your number has begins with area code 780, you can call any number with area code 780 or 587 without paying long distance.
Thank You,
AskSpeakOut

September 19, 2016
6:46 pm
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Calls from 780 to 825 should be local too, though I haven't encountered an 825 number yet to try it.

If you want to also call 403 numbers without paying long distance, you can switch to a 587 number. Customer service confirmed that all of Alberta is a local call for 587 numbers and I assume it's the same for 825.

September 20, 2016
7:04 am
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Thanks eee. I'll have to give that a try if I come across a 825 number.