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Calling Cards

A Northwestel Calling Card is your key to long distance convenience. Use your card when you're away from home, and charge calls to your Northwestel account. It's the easy way to stay in touch from almost anywhere in the world.

There is no charge to obtain a Northwestel Calling Card, and you may request additional cards for family or household members at no charge.

Rates for Long Distance Calls

Long distance calling card calls that use Northwestel's transport facilities or services and originate or terminate in Northwestel's operating area are billed to your Northwestel account at the per-minute rates in effect with your Northwestel long distance calling plan.

Long distance calling card calls that originate or terminate outside Northwestel's operating area (e.g., Vancouver to Toronto) are billed to your Northwestel account at the rates in effect at the time of your call for the telephone company in the location where the call originated.

The following updated surcharges also apply to long distance calling card calls within North America effective May 22, 2013:

  • Automated calling card calls: $2.00 per call
  • Operator-assisted calling card calls: $2.75 per call

Rate for Local Calls

Local calls placed using your Northwestel Calling Card are charged to your Northwestel account at a rate of $1.00 per call.

Rates for Calling Cards

Calling Card rates change effective May 22, 2013.

To determine which rate plan is the best for you please review the Calling Card Rate Comparison Chart or visit your local Northwestel Retail Centre.

Calling Card Security

Northwestel Calling Cards are secure. Your complete calling card number consists of a 10-digit number that appears on the front of the card, plus a secret 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) that is programmed when you order your calling card. The PIN is not recorded on the card and is not embedded in the magnetic strip on the back.

To ensure the security of your Northwestel Calling Card:

  • Do not give out your calling card PIN. Anyone with access to or knowledge of your calling card number and PIN will be able to make long distance calls and charge them to your Northwestel account. You are responsible for all calling card charges to your account, regardless of who makes the calls.
  • Report a lost or stolen card immediately by calling 1-888-423-2333.
  • If your card is lost or stolen, or you're concerned somebody else may know your PIN, call 1-888-423-2333 to have the PIN changed immediately.
  • If you forget your PIN or wish to change it, call 1-888-423-2333.

Using Your Northwestel Calling Card

To place a Long Distance call from Canada or the United States:

  • Dial 1-800-555-1111
  • Following the prompts to enter your calling card number and PIN, as well as the number you are calling.

To place a Long Distance call from outside North America:

  • Enter the Canada Direct access number for the country you are calling from.
  • Following the prompts to enter your calling card number and PIN, as well as the number you are calling.
  • For Canada Direct access numbers, check the Northwestel website, or call 1-800-561-8868 before you leave Canada.

To place a Local call from a Northwestel Payphone:

  • Dial 0 + area code + the number you are calling
  • Following the prompts to enter your calling card number and PIN, as well as the number you are calling.

Additional Information

For further information or to order a Northwestel Calling Card, call 1-888-423-2333.

To report a lost or stolen card, call 1-888-423-2333 or 1-800-561-8888.

If you forget or need to change your calling card PIN, call 1-888-423-2333.

If you are experiencing difficulty using your Northwestel Calling Card, call 1-800-561-8888 for assistance.