Calls made within one state
The minimum unit of time usually 1 minute or 30 seconds a provider bills
for a completed domestic phone call. are typically billed in 1
The unit of time charged for each call after the initial billing
increment. With a one-minute additional billing increment, the calls are
charged in minutes whether a call is 10 seconds or 30 seconds past each
An additional charge above the usual charge for a service.
A call that does not involve a charge to the caller, such as a call to a
number with an 800, 833, 844, 855, 888, 877 or 866 prefix.
Charges for basic each month. NACI's local and international call
forwarding service does not carry such a fee.
The minimum amount of long distance required each month for the rate given
without a service fee.
Universal Service Fee
Fee that carriers charge for each month including taxes charged by
Calls made from one state to another
A call that travels further than a local call and costs more; (in CA, a
call of 13 or more miles). Also called local
A monthly fee that each carrier charges for each phone line
Calls made between countries. You must dial special prefix codes to make
international calls, for example 011 in the US and 001 in Japan. Calls
made from within the US to Canada are usually considered to be domestic,
not international, calls. Calls to other countries can be expensive on a