|reply to RobThompson |
Re: [Anveo] A local number is long distance to dial, why?
If you go to
And put in the following:
It will come back showing the rate center as Olinda. If you then click on Olinda, it will tell you that the local exchanges are 357 and 396, and that there is also local calling to the following rate centers:
Anderson, CA 360 364 365 378 776
Cottonwood, CA 347 348 377
Redding, CA 209 215 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 229 232 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 255 262 275 276 339 351 355 356 376 410 440 510 515 524 604 605 638 646 710 722 917 921 941 945 949 953 999
All in the 530 area code. Your 530-466 number is in the Alleghany rate center and is NOT a local call from Olinda. Your 530-364 number is an Anderson number and that IS a local call from Olinda, at least according to the Local Calling Guide.
EDIT: You could always try setting up a Google Voice account with a number in one of the above rate centers, if you can get one, and then select your Anveo number or any other U.S. number as the actual destination. Only problem is that you'd need to appear to be coming from a U.S. IP address and have a U.S. DID to receive the confirmation call when you set up the account. Start by setting up a new Gmail account (that will NOT be used for regular e-mail), then while logged into that go to voice.google.com and set up your Google Voice account. You can use a proxy in the U.S. while doing this or you can get a friend or relative in the U.S. to set up the account for you. Once the account is set up, you should have no problem accessing it from Canada, and as long as it's forwarding to a U.S. phone number you should be fine.
Ah, that is a very good point.
It should be a local call because it is an [adjacent] rate center still within the local calling area.
In most of California apart from these rural areas, the situation is:
*Local calling (same rate center or possibly an adjacent rate center)
*ZUM-3 (typically 13-16 miles in metro areas, used by AT&T and VZ)
*Local/Regional toll (Intra-LATA)
*Long distance (Inter-LATA)