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418 Area Code - Location, Time Zone. Toll Free? Scam? Who's Calling?

State Canada
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
Is Area Code 418 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Quebec

Due to the rising number of phone scam victims, sometimes you tend to worry when a new area code pops up into your phone's screen. Aside from that, you also wonder where is it coming from and what if it's linked with scammers? Worry no more for below we provide you some helpful information about area code 418, and some commonly asked questions regarding it.

What is area code 418 and where is it coming from?

In 1947, area code 418 was one of the original telephone area codes that was produced by the telecommunications company AT&T. Area code 418 covers the Canadian province of Quebec and other cities. It was overlaid by the area code 581 on the year 2007, which was assigned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Other cities that area code 418 provides service are Quebec, Colombier, Delisle, East Broughton, Fermont, Girardville, Harrington Harbour, La Martre, La Malbaie, Neuville, Frampton, Chambord, Caplan, Biencourt, Barachois, Charny, Cloridorme, and more.

Are calls coming from area code 418 a scam?

There is a big probability that a call coming from area code 418 is a scam. Since a large number of three-digit numbers to represent one of the telephone service regions are commonly used in every country especially in United States, scammers might also be using a number that may looked like it is coming from the area of U.S.

One of the most common phone scam is the "One Ring Scam", in which the caller rings your phone once without leaving any voicemail to make you curious. At this point, they are waiting for you to call them back so a pricey charge will be wired into your account.

Unrecognized calls should not be answered. You can also block the caller's number so you won't be receiving any calls coming from the same number again.

How to block unwanted calls from area code 418?

If you want to block a number from your mobile phone, here's how:

For iPhone users

  • Open recent call logs
  • Tap on the "i"
  • Scroll down
  • Click "block this caller"

For Android users

  • Go to recent call logs
  • Click on "details"
  • Click "block number"

Is area code 418 toll free?

Area code is one of the telephone area codes that is not toll free. Both local and international calls that is performed from any 418-xxx-xxx numbers has charges. A charge will be wired to your account if you are using any 418-xxx-xxx number. The cost of the charge may vary according to the duration of the call or to the telecommunication company where you are receiving your mobile data and other telecommunications services.

To know more information about this matter, contact the telecommunication company and raise your concern about the charges you will be receiving in your account in exchange for their telecommunications services.



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