toll call


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toll call

[′tōl ‚kȯl]
(communications)
Telephone call to points beyond the area within which telephone calls are covered by a flat monthly rate or are charged for on a message unit basis.
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A call from Los Angeles to San Francisco costs approximately 14 cents per minute at long distance rates, while a call from Los Angeles to neighboring New-port Beach currently costs 34 center per minute at local toll call rates.
Residential customers who do not make a lot of toll calls could save a few cents to a few dollars per month, Pacific Bell said.
VoIP quality has improved tremendously in recent years to the point where it is virtually indistinguishable from conventional toll calls, but consumer expectations and demand continue to rise," said Opher Kahane, vice president of Voice Technologies, Juniper Networks.
In a separate ruling, the PUC said GTE customers could make toll calls within their service area without dialing their long-distance carrier's access code to get that carrier's price rate.
Through the use of T-VOIP, companies are able to interconnect geographically dispersed PBXs over a "virtual private network", thus avoiding the high price of international toll calls between office locations.
By offering long distance calling plans designed as multiple-state footprints, CloseCall allows consumers to choose the plan that best fits their calling patterns and save money on normally high-priced local toll calls.
In these systems, a VoIP gateway was added to a legacy PBX system - allowing businesses to save cost on interoffice toll calls by routing them over a Wide Area Network (WAN) rather than using the public phone network, and often providing access to some next-generation features.
Internal voice communications can be sent over the same lines as e-mail messages, saving on the cost of toll calls.