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May 26th, 2005

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10:33 am - Long distance love affaire
I've been looking at long distance services for the past two days.

I lost the 305$ fair to SJC I was looking at yesterday (for Eric and Zoe's wedding), but I picked up one for 275$. I feel smoking!
So we have to stay in California an extra day....
For those in the SFBay/San Jose area who read this livejournal and aren't related to us, and therefore were already expecting us, plan on seeing us. We're arriving August 31st and staying through September 7th. And if any night owls with spare space want to offer a place to sleep, August 1st so I don't have to bother my cousins (We're arriving at SJC at 9:04), that's okay with me too.

Tell me while psychologically paying a flat monthly rate of 5$ sounds less irritating than paying a 50 cent surcharge per call with no monthly fee. I only make 4 or 5 long distance calls from my house a month. Most of my LD calling is done on my cellphone, because I'm never home. Realistically, the surcharges totalled are never likely to exceed the monthly fee. And yet, brain hates it. Why is this?
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Date:May 26th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
1) Are you really going for 5 weeks? Or is that all supposed to be August or all September?

2) Are both fees fully above and beyond the actual LD charges? In general I'd rather pay for consumption because I also rarely make my LD calls from home, but 50 cents per call would bother me a lot - it just feels insanely expensive - whereas $5 per month doesn't sound that bad (although it's high enough I'd try to find better) even if the first way is actually cheaper.
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Date:May 26th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
31st that should have been.
A week.
Yes. Both are above and beyond the actual ld charges. The ld charges are 5 cents a minute.
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Date:May 27th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
my long distance charges are bundled with my local charges and my cellphone charges. Our carrier sends one bill. All domestic long distance is included in the flat rate. The cellphone is still XX minutes (with additional fees above that), but billing them altogether results in a discount.

I'd say something nasty about New England Telephone, er NYNEX, er Bell Atlantic, er Verizon, but they still provide the wire so I can't be tooooo mean. It's just tempting fate.

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