I live in the GTA, where you never quite know if a number is long distance or not. I'm on TekTalk unlimited and every time I get a "please don't dial 1" or other similar message followed by a disconnect, it just serves to annoy me. I can't see any other purpose that it might be serving.
Is it possible for Teksavvy to configure things on your end to just connect the call?
I never understood why land lines act this way. Mobile phones connect regardless of whether you dialed long distance or not. They simply throw out a warning about long distance charges possibly applying and completes the call. It would be nice if land lines did this as well.
Bell doesn't connect the call if you dial 1 when it's local, nor does ROGERS LAND LINES... or if you forget to dial the 1 for that fact. Although it would be nice, it really isn't that big of a deal in my view.