I live just 22 miles from the center of Houston and all calls to Houston are long distance. Even the next town, only 5 miles away is long distance.
posted on 07/23/2006 4:30:40 PM PDT
It's worth noting that a phone call isn't necessarily "long distance" just because you have to dial an area code. Between local and long distance calls there is another category called "regional" calls, which are outside your immediate area but not far enough away to involve a separate phone carrier.
The opposite is also true. There are some rural parts of the country where an area code covers an enormous region, and many calls within that area code can be "long distance" if they are made to points that are far away.
posted on 07/23/2006 4:47:40 PM PDT
by Alberta's Child
(Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
Long distance? It's just a money making scheme. With everything so computerized these days, it doesn't really cost them extra.
posted on 07/23/2006 7:36:46 PM PDT
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