Long distance

Basic long distance rates

Canada & USA basic long distance rates

Basic rates for long distance calls - dialed directly on your phone keypad, without operator assistance (1 followed by the area code and the telephone number you are calling).

New applicable rates as of December 1st, 2019

The following tariff applies:

Mileage / km Band rate Quebec-Ontario
Rate per minute
Trans Canada & US
Rate per minute
0-10 mi / 16 km $0.24 $0.27
11-14 mi / 23 km $0.34 $0.35
15-22 mi / 35 km $0.41 $0.42
23-30 mi / 48 km $0.49 $0.51
31-40 mi / 64 km $0.57 $0.61
41-50 mi / 81 km $0.62 $0.69
51-60 mi / 97 km $0.62 $0.78
61-80 mi / 129 km $0.62 $0.78
81-100 mi / 161 km $0.62 $0.83
101-130 mi / 209 km $0.62 $0.84
131-160 mi / 257 km $0.66 $0.86
161-200 mi / 322 km $0.66 $0.88
201-250 mi / 402 km $0.66 $0.89
251-300 mi / 483 km $0.66 $0.91
301-375 mi / 603 km $0.66 $0.91
376-500 mi / 805 km $0.66 $0.93
501-700 mi / 1126 km $0.66 $0.93
701-900 mi / 1448 km $0.66 $0.93
901-1100 mi / 1770 km $0.66 $0.93
1101-1350 mi / 2172 km $0.66 $0.95
1351-1600 mi / 2574 km $0.66 $0.95
1601 mi and plus / 2575 km and plus $0.66 $0.95

Period Quebec-Ontario
Discount
Trans Canada & US
Discount
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 17:59 0% 0%
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:59 15% 15%
Mon - Fri 23:00 - 7:59 15% 15%
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 - 17:59 15% 15%
Saturday & Sunday 18:00 - 22:59 15% 15%
Saturday & Sunday 23:00 - 7:59 15% 15%

Minimum Charge Quebec-Ontario Trans Canada & US
Minimum charge per call $0.34 $0.34
A non-discounted transaction charge applies in addition to the charge specified in above in for each call as follows:
  • a. Station-to-Station:
    • Automated:
      Calling Card
      $3.50
      Credit Card
      $3.50
      Collect, Third Number
      $4.00
    • Operator-Assisted:
      Calling Card
      $4.50
      Sent paid, Zenith, Third Number, Time and/or Charges
      $5.75
  • b. Person-to-Person:
    $6.75

Network Access Fees

A pay-per-use network access charge of $2.95 will apply to customers who are not subscribed to a Northerntel long-distance plan, on the first long-distance call made in a given month. If no long-distance call is made during the month, no charge will apply.

Starting December 1st, 2019, a pay-per-use network access charge of $4.95 will apply.