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1-800-COLLECT

CountryCanada
Introduced1993
MarketsUnited States
OwnerViiz Communications
Previous ownersTelecom USA
Product typecollect calling
Tagline"Save a Buck or Two" (1990s)

Toll-free phone numbers have been around for quite a long time now, and their value to businesses remain even until today. There are a few benefits to having a toll-free number, most notably the fact that anyone can call it without assuming any charges, but it is also a simple way to give your business national presence. On top of that, it works great to turn it into a vanity number to make it easier for customers to remember and identify your business, especially when it has original area code. 800 numbers have come a long way to becoming what they are today. All way from collect calling, to expensive, regional-base numbers offered during time when AT & T still monopolized the telecom industry, to the affordable, nationwide toll-free service with which we are familiar today. In this article, well explore that extensive history, its gradual development over time, and how 800 numbers came to be what they are now.

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The $42.55 call

Ars reader write in this week with his tale of woe. After forgetting his cell phone at home, he traveled from Las Vegas to California and had to place call back to his home landline. So he located the payphone and found that, so strong were the company's early ads, he still associated the 1-800-COLLECT number with reasonable COLLECT call rates. He dialed and placed 6 minute call. When his home phone bill arrives in a couple of weeks, it shows third party charge for {matheq}42.55—{endmatheq} 33. 93 for call itself, with balance for cost recovery fees and the like. Reader was outrage. There are unscrupulous carriers that charge even more than 42. 55 from 1-800-COLLECT, whose website claims it is n't and recognize brand'? He wonder. Similar complaints aren't hard to find. While rates are straight out of Bizarro World, there are also rates listed on the company's website. Using 1-800-COLLECT's absurdly detailed fee calculator, our reader's call should have cost him 10. 63 for connection fee along with 3. 99 per minute—which it does Bottom line: 1-800-COLLECT is still in businessand using it will cost you a

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