Because Ontario and Quebec now share time zones, you may phone someone during your usual business hours and it will be the same time in Quebec as it is in Ontario. If you are arranging a call, remember to check for any timing changes due to daylight savings. For example, if you're calling from Ontario at 3:00 PM EST (12:00 AM PST/3:00 AM CST/4:00 AM MST/5:00 AM PST), then someone in Quebec would have to do the same thing at 3:00 PM QST (11:00 PM EST/2:00 AM CST/3:00 AM MST/4:00 AM PST).
In fact, because of the shared time zone, you can even phone people in different parts of Quebec from outside of that province! For example, if you were to call someone in Montreal, the person would still get up at their normal time back home and would wake up to your call at about 3:00 AM their time.
You can also text message from Ontario to Quebec. However, because texting is generally not as reliable as making an actual call, you should only use this option if you need to send a brief message (up to 140 characters) or if you have no other choice. In that case, you'll want to pay attention to how long it takes for your message to reach its destination.
Make a phone call from Montreal, Canada to New Brunswick, Canada. If you live in Montreal, Canada, and wish to contact a buddy in New Brunswick, consider phoning between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM local time. Because New Brunswick is one hour ahead of Montreal, Quebec, this will be between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. their time. If you're living in New Brunswick and want to call a friend in Montreal, consider doing so between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
During these hours, the telephone charge between Montreal and New Brunswick is $11.95 per minute plus tax.
There are two types of charges that can show up on your phone bill from Montreal to New Brunswick: international long-distance charges and local calls. International long-distance charges occur when you use your phone card to make calls abroad. These fees vary depending on how far you call and what type of phone card you use. Local calls are charges for calling within the same city or town. They usually cost $0.10-$0.50 per call. There may be additional charges for incoming calls and/or premium rate numbers.
For example, if you call Montreal from New Brunswick using your country's code (1-800-123-4567) and receive the charge of $19.95 plus taxes, it was an international call.
If you reside in New Brunswick and wish to contact a friend in Nova Scotia, consider phoning them between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Because Nova Scotia is in the same time zone as New Brunswick, this will be between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. their time. During these hours, phone calls to Nova Scotia are free.
You should also take into account the weather when making this decision. If it is storming where you live, there is no need to make the call during bad weather as your friend will not be able to hear you. Instead, try calling later when the rain has stopped and visibility is better.
Finally, think about what time you will be going to bed and when you will wake up. If you are working long hours, it may not be feasible to make a call that lasts more than an hour or two. In this case, consider emailing or writing letters instead.
Do not forget to include your friends' phone numbers when you call them. This way they will know who is trying to reach them even if they do not pick up the phone.
Callers from outside of Canada should know that international rates apply to all calls made from Canada, including calls from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. It's best to find out before you make your call so you have enough time to decide whether or not it's worth paying extra for intrastate calls.
Make a call from Toronto, Canada to New York, NY. Because Toronto, Ontario and New York, NY are now in the same time zone, you may contact someone during your usual business hours and it will be the same time in New York, NY as it is in Toronto, Canada. For example, when the clocks go back in Canada at 2 am on April 21, they go back an hour in New York too.
Canadian phone numbers consist of three parts: a geographic location number (1-416), a service provider number (777), and a personal number (754). The geographic location number identifies where in Canada you are calling from. There are 13 geographic locations in Canada: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Nunavut, British Columbia, Alberta, Nevada, Montana, and Wyoming. The service provider number indicates which company you are calling, such as Bell or Rogers. The personal number is a local number that starts with 754. This number can be used by your carrier or your number was assigned by a previous owner of the number.
Canadian phone numbers are ten digits long. The first two digits identify the province or state. The next eight digits are a phone number. In Canada, some numbers may have one of seven different lengths: four digits, five digits, six digits, seven digits, eight digits, nine digits, or ten digits.