TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Cost of POTS w/o Long Distance

Re: Cost of POTS w/o Long Distance

Mark Crispin (mrc@CAC.Washington.EDU)
Thu, 5 Jan 2006 22:30:46 -0800

With Qwest in Washington State, the only way of getting out of having
to pay a monthly fee for long-distance access is to sign up for
something called "Managed Long Distance", which prohibits you from
using 10xxx and 10xxxxx numbers and international dialing. You're
allowed to make domestic long-distance calls, for which you are
charged $.18/minute(!) and are cut off when it reaches $20.

I got fed up with paying $5+ in fees in order to make less than $1
worth of long-distance calls a month. I either use my cell phone or
Skype for long distance calls (my residence is in a weak/dead zone for
all the cell phone carriers) and Skype for international calls.

-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.

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