Re: [gardeners] Re: OT: long distance telephone providers

George Shirley (
Wed, 15 May 2002 15:35:42 -0500

I've had Cingular since it was BellSouth Mobility, prior to SW Bell getting with them on cells. Our
deal is $49.95 a month for two phones sharing 250 rollover minutes a month. Both phones have call
waiting, call forwarding, and three way conference. Mine has voice and alphanumeric mail and caller
ID. Both have nationwide long distance for free, if we're at home, otherwise it costs. I just don't
want to use the cell phones for LD use.


bsk wrote:
> Sprint is 7 cents a min. 24 / 7. I don't like having to worry about what
> time it is to make a phone call and save a few cents. Everything I call is
> long distance. There is a monthly fee but many times if you talk enough it
> is waved with some companies.
>     If you have a cell phone with Singular you can get free weekend calls up
> to somewhere around 4000 min. also calls are free after 9 pm. Then there are
> daytime minutes of about 350 - 400 for our deal. Depending on how much you
> chat the cell phone may be a good long distance alternative for you. I have
> nation wide service and it is about $50 bucks a month give or take. It works
> for us since we need one around on the interstate travels and even out on
> the ranch when things are going hay wire.
>    You can still order your seeds or on any given weekend or  go plant
> shopping and call your garden buddies up to tell about the good plant deal
> standing in front of you. That is so cool to go shopping on the phone with
> someone!
> Ranchmama
> Okie zone 7a
> **************
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Shirley" <>
> > Okay, here's the deal. My LD telephone provider of many years was sold to
> MCI. MCI is raising the
> > rate by 3 cents per minute plus some other charges. Anyone got a favorite
> provider that isn't 12
> > cents a minute? I've found a couple via the web but am not sure about
> their reliability.
> >
> > Mandatory gardening content: I need the long distance to buy seeds by
> phone and the web. B-)
> >
> > George