in-state connection fee

Old Sep 8, 01, 4:04 pm
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in-state connection fee

I got a postcard from AT&T today that they will start charging me $1.95 monthly "in-state connection fee". I'm in Texas.

My current plan is one-rate online where I pay 9 cents per minute 24/7, with no monthly fee or minimum. I also pay $1/month for international one-rate, which lowers those rates.

I don't make too many long distance calls, and even with the $1 fee, my typical LD bill is $2 - $3, and occasionally less than $2.

So naturally, the prospect of an additional $1.95 fee irks me. Especially since it's to help ATT pay for in-state calls, which I pretty much never make.

Any ideas on avoiding this fee? Or if I can't, any suggestions of other plans with no fees or minimums? They don't need to earn miles, just be cheap

[This message has been edited by swag (edited 09-08-2001).]
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Old Sep 8, 01, 5:16 pm
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It sounds as though you make so few LD calls that an alternatve carrier such as may be of little use
to you. You would still be charged this connection fee since this is a "dial around"
service with AT&T remaining your LD provider.
Have you checked with MCI or Sprint to see if
they have similar charges? You also could get
miles {check recent posts to find the best
programs at this time}.
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