I don't think I have written about USA Datanet on this blog.  They just reminded me to tell everyone how great they are, so I will gladly do so.

USA Datanet is our long distance provider.  They provide a local number that we call when we think we are going to make a lengthy long-distance call. 

There isn't a contract, no minimum monthly fees, and you don't change your long distance company. They charge $.10/minute, which is pretty high, but, they have a $1/call maximum to 10 surrounding states, and $2/call maximum to the rest of the country, so depending on how much your regular long distance costs, you can judge when you should use USA Datanet versus a direct-dialed long distance call.

They have local numbers all over the country, so we get the same rates while traveling.  They have higher rates if there isn't a local number, presumably since it costs them more money to have the 800 number, so we don't use that as much.

They also have VOIP, but I didn't get around to trying them before I gave up on VOIP altogether. 

(You get $5 and I get $10 if you sign up, so let me know if you want to try it out) 

Posted by Jon Daley on May 2, 2006, 6:04 am | Read 6268 times
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Huh, "long distance"... is that the thing they used to have on phones where they charge you a different amount based on which number you call? I'd almost forgotten about that. ;) OK, not quite, just within the USA. Do they have good international rates?
Posted by Peter V on May 2, 2006, 8:49 am

Well, yes, if you are willing to pay way more than we do, you can get unlimited in the US.

I think their international rates are alright - I don't know if I have ever used them, so that isn't much of a criteria for me. We also use ZoneLD.com, but it doesn't appear that their rates are public, and they changed the logins, so I can't login any more.
Posted by jondaley on May 2, 2006, 6:54 pm
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