Dialing "Blocked" US 1-800, 888, 877 Numbers From Canada

Dialing "Blocked" US 1-800, 888, 877 Numbers From Canada

Post by Paul Robins » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00





>> Does anyone know of a (legal) way to access such 1-800, 888, and 877
>> "US only" toll free numbers from Canada?
> Dialing 1-880-xxx-xxxx instead of 1-800-xxx-xxxx works for 800
> numbers.  There is a charge, though, (For me -- a BC Tel customer -- I
> believe it was a 16 cent connection charge.)
> I have encountered the numbers to use for 888 and 877 before, but do
> not remember what they were.

I believe they are using the rest of the 88x codes for "caller pays"
calls to toll-free numbers, e.g.

880 for 800
881 for 888
882 for 877
883 for 866
884 for 855 (Probably when they exhaust 866, a week after it opens.)
etc.



 
 
 

1. Dialing "Blocked" US 1-800, 888, 877 Numbers from Canada

Some of the long-distance companies (I forget which, but call around --
you'll probably get the most luck with the medium-size outfits /
resellers) offer a service whereby you pay a fee per minute "to the
border" and they allow you to call US 800 numbers. Totally legal,
although not necessarily cheap.

Louis

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