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 Re: Long Distance On Same Physical Switch

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Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 06:34:31 -0800 From: Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Long Distance On Same Physical Switch Message-ID: <Yro_m.121202$gg6.91288@newsfe25.iad> hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com wrote: > > Today many people have unlimited domestic long distance on their home > land line. When I was a kid, that concept was laughable, outward WATS > lines were terribly expensive and only for large companies. I wonder > what percentage of homes [have] that service today. I bet quite a few; > it's not that expensive. > I have Vonage since its inception. It is used for my consulting service and also for all toll outgoing calls for my wife and myself. (our AT&T wireline phone is toll blocked.) We live in the 949 area code of coastal Southern California. But, my primary Vonage number is in area code 202 in Washington, DC, thus a cross-nation FEX line of sorts, with outward WAAS thrown in. Think what this would have cost in the legacy days. Somewhere around $4,000 or $5,000 a month in 1970 dollars. Vonage also includes toll-free to Canada and 60 foreign countries (and counting). My wife can now call her good friend in Kyoto, Japan as casually as she calls someone two blocks away.
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