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How do I choose a long distance carrier?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, the following are items to consider when choosing a long distance phone carrier:

  • Price (monthly fees, minimum charges, climbing rates)
  • Restrictions (time, geographic and promotional restrictions)
  • Comparisons to other carriers (are services really comparable between carriers?)
  • Fine print (always read it!)

Check your bill each month for fees or charges added by mistake.

For full information, see



Suzanne McGarvey, M.S. Consumer & Family Economics, Extension Associate,
University of Missouri Extension


Last update: Sunday, April 23, 2006












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