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Can I continue to use my 604 area code number if I move to a 250 area?

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Hello Missawebber,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Is the 205 area code long-distance from 604? If it is, another consideration to keep in mind are the people calling your phone. While it's true that if your plan has Province- or Canada-wide calling, any received calls outside of 604 (while you're in BC at least) would be included -- even though they might be considered long-distance.

 

   However, if you keep your number, everyone in 604 may have to call a long-distance number to reach you. Given that many people now have Canada-wide calling, it may not be as much of an issue. However, there are still some instances where you might need a local number. For instance, my building's buzzer system cannot dial a LD number. In addition, some businesses also will not dial a LD number.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

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Hey @Missawebber,

 

Yes of course! You don't have to change your phone number when moving. Though, make sure that you have Canada-Wide calling plan to avoid long distance charges :).



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Re: Moving

Hello Missawebber,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Is the 205 area code long-distance from 604? If it is, another consideration to keep in mind are the people calling your phone. While it's true that if your plan has Province- or Canada-wide calling, any received calls outside of 604 (while you're in BC at least) would be included -- even though they might be considered long-distance.

 

   However, if you keep your number, everyone in 604 may have to call a long-distance number to reach you. Given that many people now have Canada-wide calling, it may not be as much of an issue. However, there are still some instances where you might need a local number. For instance, my building's buzzer system cannot dial a LD number. In addition, some businesses also will not dial a LD number.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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