Landline still have long distance charges because of the way the call is setup – requiring often two or more independent corporations: the local exchange phone company on the transmitting end and receiving end as well as a long distance carrier in-between.
Is there a charge for long distance calls?
Typical costs: For state-to-state calls within the US, expect to pay 2.5 to 10 cents per minute. Due to the way states tax phone calls, long distance calls within a state are more expensive than those from state to state. Expect to pay 3.5 to 10 cents a minute or more for intrastate calls, depending on the state.12 Oct 2017
Does AT&T have free long distance?
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How long are landline phone records kept?
How long are local landline call records kept by the phone companies? This depends on the carrier and retention policies they have. Billing records are required for a set period of time as mandated. If I remember correctly it’s two years but anything after two years depends on company policy.7 Oct 2018
Does Verizon charge for long distance calls?
(Verizon Wireless does not charge you for calls made to *611, 911 or minutes included in your Calling Plan.) The call timer in your wireless phone calculates every minute of every call you make.