[kwlug-disc] Long distance providers

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed Apr 28 13:05:47 EDT 2010

NECC becomes your long distance provider.

You directly dial 011 Country Code City Code phone number.

No hoops to jump through, and you get a toll free number to call and get
similar rates and charge that to my monthly bill. So a pay phone anywhere
gives you similar rates (I thin 0.03 more per minute or something like

The rates they advertise on their site are higher than what I get. Call the
toll free number and see what they can offer. I got a cold call from someone
who speaks Arabic and switched to them (something I rarely do).

Once caveat: there are no monthly fees if you pay your bill on time every
time. If you are late one month, they charge a $5 service fee. Still
acceptable with that even.

It all depends on where you call. There is lots of competition for North
America, and Europe and parts of Asia. But there is little competition for
Egypt, hence the higher rate, and lack of choice.

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Colin Mackay <zixiekat at gmail.com> wrote:

> How does the Long Distance system work with NECC?  Does it intercept
> all LD calls, or do you have to call them, and then dial out?
> > The bad news is that long distance has to stay with Yak. I currently use
> > NECC Telecom, which has low rates, and no monthly fees, specially when I
> > call the USA and Egypt a lot.
> >
> > NECC has $0.14 per minute for Egypt [special rate] vs. $0.29 with Yak,
> and
> > $2.85 with Bell! The rate to USA/Canada is $0.03 to $0.05 [comparable to
> Yak which has $0.035 for both].

Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
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