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long distance ideas pleez

Posted By: ex-MQer on 2008-08-13
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I'm currently using a c-phone and the company of course wants me to get unlimited long distance, ok no problem. I live out in the sticks so only a very few long distance companies will even carry my phone number. To make matters worse, I tried Vonage and it doesn't work for nothing, every time I hit my foot pedal the sound cut out for about 2-3 seconds. MCI was fine with me until I realized unlimited long distance has a limit there to and since I work from home they wouldn't change me over to a business account, so I was dropped just like that. I called my company's tech support and they suggest verizon and some other place and when I checked their rates it would cost me WAY more than my company will pay for ULD (up to $35). I am truly out of ideas. Since MCI dropped me w/o warning I've resorted to using onesuite.com but its getting expensive as well.

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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!



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I would think that you would not have long distance - sm
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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.


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I've been using ACC Business, a division of AT&T for over 6 years. They charge the equivalent of 3 cents a minute. Check it out on the web: www.ACC.com
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