You Will Be Charged To Use Your Phone HERE In Western New York
International phone charges can rack up your monthly phone bill, and it can be especially difficult to keep track of those charges when you live so close to the U.S.-Canadian border.
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If you are making an international phone call, that’s one thing, because a lot of us have friends “from across the pond,” so I’m sure that you know that a long distance call from your cell phone in the United States to another phone in Canada will result in a surcharge on your bill.
Because we are aware of this surcharge, one would try to avoid extra fees…but there are some places in Western New York that can trick your phone into thinking that you are in a neighboring country.
The longer you live in Buffalo, the more likely you are to risk an international phone charge, but it is even more likely to receive a charge in these locations around Western New York.
Lake Erie Beach
St. Mary’s hospital
Black Rock Lockwall
Along RT 5 near the Lakeshore Fire Dept area.
Lewiston, NY tends to bounce to Canadian towers
Sunset Beach always jumped to Roger’s in Canada
On the 190 near Peace Bridge
By the Eastern edge of Lake Erie near the Peace Bridge or Gallagher Beach
On campus at Niagara University
In Tonawanda by the river
On Lake Shore Road in Evans
At the West Side Rowing Club
Old Fort Niagara
Evangola State Park
Near the waterfront
Turtle Joe’s in Angola
Grandview Golf Course
Old Lake Shore in Hamburg
On West River Rd. in Grand Island
Aquarium of Niagara
In a classroom of Niagara Falls High School
Buffalo Yacht Club
Santeserio on Niagara St.
Typically, cell phone providers seem to be understanding when this happens, especially when they take a look at where you live, so they are usually able to waive the fee, but it is something to be aware of that using your phone in these 30 locations can risk an additional fee on your phone bill at the end of the month.
Have you ever received an international charge on your phone bill? Where were you when it happened?