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Unlimited long distance...I know this has been discussed before...but..sm

Posted By: Worried!! on 2005-12-19
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just received letter from AT&T informing me that I cannot use their unlimited plan for what I am using it for, and if I continue to do so, they will charge me a per minute rate and/or remove the service.  I need to know where to go for an unlimited long distance package for transcription.  Please post and let me know what you all use.  Without unlimited, what the heck are we supposed to do? What does everyone else do?  Any help and info would be appreciated.  Thank you

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Unlimited long distance...

I know it's been asked before here, and I am searching the archives for info, but wondering if any new feedback about good, cheap, unlimited long distance plans that won't hassle you about using it for transcription, about 6000 to 8000+ minutes per month?  Oh, in the California area.


Does anyone use SBC for unlimited long distance
for transcribing?  What do you pay if I might ask? Do they hassle you about using it fulltime?  Looking into it before I call and inquire about.
Unlimited Long Distance.
What are the best ULD companies and plans out there that are MT friendly? I've heard horror stories! TIA
unlimited long distance
I imagine this has been discussed, so please excuse me, but can anyone steer me in the right direction for a good unlimited long distance service? I have an offer that uses a C-phone and unlimited long distance- I haven't a clue. I appreciate any information. Thanks.
Unlimited long distance
Check out ACC Business on the internet. I have been using them for 6 years. It's the small business service from AT&T and less than 3 cents a minute.
Try it, you'll thank me!
Unlimited long distance
I've been using ACC Business, a divsion at AT&T. I pay less than 3 cents a minute. Check it out on the internet.
unlimited long distance
I have Primus for my residential calls and I hate trying to deal with them because all their people are in India so I would rather not call them. Could you email me specifically what a bill from them for monthly service might be? Your typical work week.

Unlimited Long Distance
I knew it was coming.  AT&T finally sent me my letter letting me know that I have 5 days left of ULD.  What companies out there allow us to do transcription with their ULD?  Help!!
unlimited long distance sm
I recently joined the Cox network, but if I were to get work over the phone lines, what would be the best way to go without paying an arm and a leg for dictation and being on the phone all day. I am sure Cox would not allow me to just stay online all day - I'm not sure how to even get started. I don't even know how to get an FTP or if it's safe? I would only take dictation from Eastern Standard or Daylight time - no 3 hour delays like the other time zones. Help!
Unlimited long distance
Hi, I had the same thing happen at AT&T. I still have them, but switched my account to a business account. Now I have no problems. It is actually cheaper this way and I have two lines. Another benefit is that if there are phone problems you are first on the list for repair service because you have a business account. Call them back and ask for this service.
Unlimited Long Distance
AGGHH!!  Can anyone assist me with a question in regards to unlimited long distance through Verizon?   I am new to at-home transcription.  I have been hired by a service under IC status.  The service requires unlimited long distance.  I have two questions.  Will I be on the phone my entire shift of 8 hours a day?  The other question is about Verizon unlimited long distance, which is what I would be using as this is the phone service I have now.   I have read on the forum that they have Verizon unlimited long distance for $20 to $30 a month.  I thought I had this set up with Verizon, only to have them send me a notification letter indicating that I had not chose a plan, and that I would be charged 40 cents a minute!  Now, that is approximately $1000 a month -- YIKES!!!  I called and was told that I would be charged anything over their cap of 5000 minutes.  If I am on the phone my full shift I will be at approximately 9600 minutes a month, leaving me 4600 minutes to pay.  Does this sound right?  
Does MDI-MD still require the mt to have unlimited Long Distance? nm
Best unlimited long distance companies?
What's a good monthly rate (or average)? TIA
Just got call from AT&T unlimited long distance and sm....

even though I talked with them extensively about this over 1 month ago, they still don't understand why the "trigger alarm" keeps going off on my unlimited plan account since I wasn't using the phone line for "internet" usage.  I dial into somewhere using a lanier and get the voice for dictation.  I do all the transcription over DSL.  They haven't put a block on me yet, but I guess what I am wondering here is....."IS THERE A TRICK" to keep the trigger alarm from going off??  What is everyone else doing about this because apparently they are not going away and I need a place to go if/when they cut me off.  TIA

Best Unlimited Long Distance Plan? sm

What is the best company to use for unlimited long distance for transcription.  What happens if your long distance plan is for residential and you are using this line for business?  Apparently, this company checks the account if you use over 5,000 minutes per month and changes your account to business.  Any advice is appreciated.

Vonage for unlimited long distance

Does anyone use Vonage for the unlimited long distance to dial into a hospital or clinic system?  If so, how does it work and what is the price?  Do they allow you to use it for an 8-hour day?


sort-of unlimited long distance
Most "unlimited" long distance plans are not really unlimited if you look at the fine print. Most cap you at around 5000 minutes a month unless you can prove that your calls were all to your dad in Toledo or your Aunt Tilly in Tampa, in other words, not business related. You're just asking for trouble if you are a high-volume MT and you sign on for one of these. The only things I have found so far that give me true unlimitd are a VoIP like Vonage (internet phone) or phone service through your cable company, if they offer it, but make sure it is unlimited local AND long distance.
you can do that - but why would you? Vonage has unlimited long distance too - nm
Need unlimited long distance..... any suggestions?
Unlimited long distance service? sm
What is a good unlimited long distance company?  Has anyone used Chatterbug? Pros, cons?
What's a good unlimited long distance plan?nm
I need to know the best unlimited long distance company to use for transcription PLEASE. sm
I have unlimited long distance that is residential.  Any suggestions on which company is best for unlimited long distance to use for transcription?
Unlimited long distance in Maine. Please see message.
Hi all! There was a thread not far down on this board about unlimited long distance, and a few companies were mentioned, like Verizon, etc. I found out today that not all of these services are offered in Maine, where I live.
Does anyone know of any unlimited long distance services at reasonable prices in Maine?
ALSO, I know we have AT&T unlimited long distance here in Maine. Does anyone know if AT&T is one of the "good" companies? That is, can I use a C-phone with them and not be penalized?
Thanks so much for any help anyone can give!
Can I use AT&T unlimited home long distance with a c-phone?
Hi all! I was wondering if anyone here using a C-phone uses AT&T home unlimited long distance? If so, do you have any problems with them? Thanks for any help you can give!
Any unlimited long distance plans for high-volume
I use 7000+ minutes a month but I know that most LD companies now will dump your unlimited plan if they find you using more than 5000 or if they find you are using it for transcription.  Has anyone had one of these plans for a while now without problems with high-volume calling?  Which one?
Unlimited Long Distance + C-phone, small company needs MT

I currently need an experienced MT (at least three years - actual medical typing) to cover a 2 doctor account.  Very simple dictation - SOAP note format.  This account is looking for another doctor, so that could add in.  Currently, very small amount of dictation - approximately 800-1300 lines total per week.  24 hour turn around. 

If you have a c-phone and have unlimited long distance, please send me your resume + 2 references for people you have actually typed for.  Start rate 8cpl (65 character).  This is an IC position.

I am the owner of a small transcription company in Virginia - have had stable accounts and great MT's for over 13 years.  THANK YOU!!!

Anyone use Cox Communications for unlimited long distance? Just wondering how their service is.
There aren't too many reasonable choices here in the Midwest, unless you know of some out there.  Thanks for the input!
Try Packet 8 - Unlimited long distance phone - flat 22.05 per month.
ATTENTION all MTSO and hospital...please get 1-800 numbers...UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE is being canned
This is going to be a HUGE problem for everyone involved.  The long distance companies are watching and they DO NOT LIKE what we do over their lines, so please, consider getting 1-800 numbers.  You could possibly charge each MT a small amount each month to cover the bill.  Seems like a logical way to go!  What does everyone think?
Company states cannot use Vonage. Any suggestions for land line unlimited long distance? nm

I know this has been discussed before but how long does it take to relisten to reports that you have
typed. I know some people do that and some dont. So far I have done okay on QA but if I dont I was just wondering how much extra time per day you figure you need to relisten to reports. I usually do about 30 to 35 medium length reports acute care or 1800 to 2000 lines. What errors do you find mostly when you relisten or is it not worth the extra time it takes. Just curious.
Does anyone know of a truly unlimited long

distance plan that doesn't involve VoIP?   I'm in the southeast.  I have unlimited LD with BellSouth, but unlimited to them and unlimited to me isn't the same thing and I've heard about the nightmares others have had with the $500 phone bills.  

I've googled and googled and not finding much information about reliable companies that may offer this. 

unlimited long distace
MCI has a plan that you can add to your existing local plan. I've had it a while. When I got it, I it was $12.95 per month. I'm not sure if it's available in your area, they also have plans with local and long distance together at a pretty good rate.
long distance

Does anyone know of a good unlimited minutes long distance company?

SBC long distance
is intended for personal conversations. I believe if they find out it is for digital (computer) use they will try to back-bill you for the full charge from when you started using it. This hasn't happened to me personally, I heard this from someone. Just a heads-up.
Long distance
My long distance is through my cable company, runs through the existing phone lines.  It is unlimited, nationwide, and I haven't had any problems with it at all.  If your cable company doesn't offer this, you can get Vonage or a similar VOiP (Voice over IP) program.  They're inexpensive.  The only thing I don't like about Vonage is that it involves hooking up a router to your cable modem, and you can only plug your phones into that router.  Good luck!
long distance
I started last year with a very well known phone company and after 2 months they sent me a letter saying I was using it for computer and wanted to raise my rate $30 a month.  Needless to say, i switched to another company.
long distance
I use MCI and love it! It's about $70 a month.
HELP with long distance!!!
Anyone else with this problem?  Was with MCI.  Had 13,000 minutes for month.  Said it was a fax line.  NOT!!!  Said it was internet.  NOT!!!!.  I am in North Carolina calling Illinois for my work.  AT&T says anything over 5000 minutes is excessive and will not get service for business line.  Any ideas?   Desperate.
long distance

Try ACC Business, a division of AT&T.  I have a resume business and have used them for over 10 years.  It's less than 3 cents a minute.  Check it out!



long distance
Verizon and it is about 49.00 a month unlimited without voice mail, call waiting, and caller ID.
long distance
I use MCI.  It is not the cheapest, but it is reliable, and it is $77.00 per month.  As far as I am concerned anyone ! beats AT&T!

You may want to check out SunRocket for $25/month you get unlimited long distance.  You do need high speed internet though.

Do you use 800 # or long distance? nm
long distance
I don't know if they are the least expensive, but i have MCI and love it. Total bill is $75 a monh, and every 12th month you get free.
long distance
Have you considered Vonage. Depending on your internet speed (cable or DSL) and depending on the equipment that you have to use, from what I understand this can be used with just about any equipment. Check it out.
Long Distance
We use QWest and pay $20 + fees, tax, etc. I guess from what you all said that is good!
long distance
Does anyone use Qwest for long distance service?  Thanks!
long distance
I use Verizon unlimited long distance.
long distance
I just found about a phone service, Quest, for flat rate of $25.00 per month - no questions asked about business, etc.  Good luck!

I use AT&T.  Get a business account (does not cost more and if you have problems with your phone lines they fix it right away, no waiting.)  The price is terrific (I pay for two lines unlimited long distance) and it is around 100.00 a month for both, no long distances charges and great service.  I have thought about Vonage or Charter, which would save me some money.  If it is available in your area you should check it out.  You can keep your old phone numbers too.  I think I will stay with AT&T for a while longer until the reliability of Vonage and Charter along with the quality of sound is a sure thing.