long-distance call

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Noun1.long-distance call - a telephone call made outside the local calling arealong-distance call - a telephone call made outside the local calling area; "I talked to her by long distance"
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
toll call - a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
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I was expecting a long-distance call, Lady Wetherby, and left word I would be here.
The IDD (international direct dialing) offer brings long-distance call rates to as low as P1.50 per minute.
In addition, long-distance calls are 10.6 cents per minute, incoming toll-free calls are 11.31 cents per minute and calling-card calls are 12.2 cents per minute, with a minimum usage of $5 per month.
Instead of paying between 10 and 30 cents per minute for domestic long-distance calls, most IP telephony services charge an average of 8 cents per call.
It's no surprise that national and international long-distance calls continue to be the company's no.
"Before anyone makes a long-distance call for a client, they have to dial that client's code," explains Latimer.
Therefore they must keep personal calls short, eliminate personal long distance, and limit business long-distance call length.
DDI Corp., better known for its KDDI brand name, is considering slashing by May its long-distance call rates to match the rate cuts announced Monday by major rival NTT Communications Corp., KDDI officials said Tuesday.
The high rate made the cost of calling a cellular phone comparable to a national long-distance call.
Meanwhile, on long-distance call rates, Okuyama suggested his company will not lower them for now, saying that other carriers cannot afford to do so.
Under its reorganization plan, NTT will be divided into two regional firms, in eastern and western Japan, and a long-distance call operator July 1.
The merged company will be under the umbrella of an NTT holding company to be created next July in a reorganization of NTT, which will change into two regional city call service companies, one long-distance call company and one international telecommunications company, they said.