Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada
Reload this Page >

Whats my phone number?

Whats my phone number?

Old Sep 5th 2008, 1:44 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
DrDeo's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 13
DrDeo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Whats my phone number?

I'm flying to Alberta next week and I have roaming activated on my mobile. I know that if anyone rings my mobile from the UK they dial as normal and I pick up the tab.

So if my number starts 07733, what does somebody in Alberta dial if they want to get hold of me?

Sure I'm just being a div, but I'd sooner ask than get it wrong. :embaressed_smile:
DrDeo is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 1:58 am
  #2  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Biiiiink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Windsor, ON; Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,713
Biiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Just your normal UK number - 07712 345678 or whatever. Like you say, it's you who's roaming and paying through the nose for it, not them
Biiiiink is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 2:30 am
  #3  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
ann m's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Cochrane, Alberta
Posts: 7,864
ann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond reputeann m has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Wouldn't someone in Alberta need to dial the international dialling code - as if they were ringing you in the UK ?

So - 011 44 7733 XXXXXX
ann m is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 2:55 am
  #4  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Biiiiink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Windsor, ON; Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,713
Biiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond reputeBiiiiink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Originally Posted by ann m
Wouldn't someone in Alberta need to dial the international dialling code - as if they were ringing you in the UK ?

So - 011 44 7733 XXXXXX
Yes they would, I thought he was asking what his UK rellies would need to ring to reach him, I didn't read it properly.

You're right, the full international code for an Albertan. That's mad though, as both of you will be paying international rates for the one call!
Biiiiink is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 7:24 am
  #5  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
DrDeo's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 13
DrDeo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Thanks for the replies.

Its what I thought, but its much better to know for sure.
DrDeo is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 9:05 am
  #6  
9 months, start to finish
 
gibsonslanding's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: VANCOUVER
Posts: 904
gibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond reputegibsonslanding has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

have you got anyone out in alberta, with an address, so that they can get you a cheap pay as you go phone? we got one through my bruv and we top it up with £5 ($10) a month; that way, when we're in canada we don't have to pay stupid prices.....also, it gives us a canadian cell number, useful for employers.......just a thought.
gibsonslanding is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 10:58 am
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
 
YYZlover's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto - I belong there.
Posts: 2,251
YYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond reputeYYZlover has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Originally Posted by gibsonslanding
have you got anyone out in alberta, with an address, so that they can get you a cheap pay as you go phone? we got one through my bruv and we top it up with £5 ($10) a month; that way, when we're in canada we don't have to pay stupid prices.....also, it gives us a canadian cell number, useful for employers.......just a thought.
I got a sim from rogers. No need for an address in Ontario.

What's a "bruv" ?
YYZlover is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 11:00 am
  #8  
Pea Brain
 
R I C H's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: TBD
Posts: 6,005
R I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond reputeR I C H has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Originally Posted by YYZlover
What's a "bruv" ?
Slang for 'brother'
R I C H is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2008, 8:14 pm
  #9  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
DrDeo's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 13
DrDeo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

I did consider getting myself a sim. I reckon I'll only receive a couple of calls while I'm away, so I can stand a few international call charges.
They expire after 6 months anyway if I don't top up. Although it would probably be an option should we move for good.

This is our family holiday, but we're also taking a few days out in a place we are considering moving too. After that the job search will start.

Ta fo' tips though!
DrDeo is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2008, 4:06 am
  #10  
little snowy owl
 
Alberta_Rose's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,921
Alberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAlberta_Rose has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Originally Posted by YYZlover
What's a "bruv" ?
Originally Posted by R I C H
Slang for 'brother'
Like a bro' ... innit!
Alberta_Rose is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2008, 5:42 am
  #11  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
DrDeo's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 13
DrDeo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Whats my phone number?

Originally Posted by Morwenna
Like a bro' ... innit!
yes brah!
DrDeo is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.