Cagey Consumer's Good Deals on Phone Service
Other Long Distance Companies
The Long Distance Rate Calculator
helps make people aware that finding a good rate plan doesn't
have to be difficult -- many people may find that they can
get a better rate plan from the same company they're currently using!
But plans available from companies not included in the Long Distance
Rate Calculator are also worthy of your consideration.
Listed below are selected companies offering long distance
Please check out their online information to decide if their offerings meet your needs.
Other Long Distance Rate Comparison Services
Our long distance rate calculator compares only a handful of rate
The links below include rate calculators that accept detailed
information about your calls, including the locations you call,
the time of day of each call, and the length of each call.
This information is used to calculate the rates using a database
of various rate plans.
This doesn't mean that you'll find rates that beat those
featured on the Cagey Consumer rate calculator, because
they don't include some of the rate plans we use.
In any case, they are included here for your amusement.
This site compares the rates available through dial-around
services, which are accessed using a "101" prefix
(dial-around plans don't necessarily use a "10-10" prefix).
There's also information on pre-subscribed plans and calling cards.
A Bell Tolls
This service provides information on about 3 dozen rate plans
from over a dozen carriers, in a concise easy-to-understand
CallSense for Windows is a call-rating program that
you can use to determine the cost of one or more calls using
different calling plans.
The program actually costs $1, but you can try it for free.
Their initial version only includes rates from the big three carriers;
future versions will hopefully have a broader selection of carriers.
Cheaprates compares its own services, provided by
Cable & Wirless and ACT, against several other
Intrastate and intralata rates are included in most cases.
Cognigen offers several plans that it markets and compares
them to various other plans.
Note that the name displayed on the web page may be one
of Cognigen's agents, as it appears that when no agent
code is used to access their web site, the web server
randomly selects one of its agents rather than assigning
such sales to its own house account.
The Consumer Action
provides comparisons of over 20 rate plans.
Enter your interlata, intralata, international, and toll-free
minutes and this finds the best plan from about 15 companies.
Just Dial 10-100-56
This dial-around service compares its rates to those
of several other dial-around services.
Larry Green's long distance page
Larry has an extensive discussion of long distance services
Long Distance World
Long distance phone rate comparison, calling cards,
cellular phones, and more.
Lower My Bills
This site provides rate comparisons on various kinds of communication
services as well as utilities, financial services, and insurance.
Philadelphia Inquirer Long Distance Rate Calculator
The Philadelphia Inquirer has put together an easy-to-use rate
Although there have already been changes in some of the
PICC and USF charges, these differences are small enough
that they're unlikely to affect your choice of long distance plan.
Displays up to 25 carriers offering competitive long distance plans in your area.
There's no attempt to be comprehensive here, only a
relative handful of the lowest-priced plans available are listed.
The TeleRate service rates the phone calls you list
against a large number of rate plans, and reports the best four
rate plans from those included in its database.
TeleWorth earns its income from commissions paid by long distance
carriers for customers who sign up for a plan using its service.
- TRAC Web Pricer
TRAC's new Web Pricer now lets you rate interstate calls from over 20 plans offered
by 7 long distance companies, although it doesn't take into account
different definitions of rate periods that apply to each plan,
and doesn't include monthly fees in its calculations.
U Save Telecom
Rate calculator for domestic and international calls.
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