What is considered a long distance call?
(Learn how and when to remove this template message) In telecommunications, a long distance call (U.S.) or trunk call (also known as a toll call (U.K.) is a telephone call made to a location outside a defined local calling area.
Long distance calls are typically charged a higher billing rate than local calls.
Is long distance free on cell phones?
Cell Phone Long distance. Many cell phone plans sold today include free long distance (from the plan’s calling area). Plans that don’t have free long distance charge about 20 cents a minute for this feature; these plans should be avoided by those who make long distance calls with their cell phone.
Do long distance calls cost money?
International long distance phone rates vary greatly depending on the country and whether it’s a landline or cell phone being called. Unlike nationwide calls, the quality of the calls can also vary greatly. Expect to pay 5 cents to $1.40 or more per minute.
Do you have to dial 1 for long distance on a cell phone?
Make a long distance call without dialing a “1” and see if it goes through. In essence, all cell phone calls are considered “local” by all cell phone services, and the cell phone system is capable of identifying a telephone number with only the area code—no “1” is required.