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Re: Smoking gun in CA

  On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Fred R. Goldstein wrote:
  > expensive (overtime) hours.  But CCLC long distance carrier payments are
  > around $2/hour, more or less (higher in NYNEX than PacBell, for instance),
  > plus intra-LATA mileage.  That's typically a 200% surcharge.
     I did some work on this,,, and it seems as though the CCL charges are 
  roughly 2 cents per minute, but there are other regulated network access 
  charges which, when put together add up to about 5.7 cents per minute, on 
     recovering the fixed network costs through per minute charges has 
  given us a long distance telephone network that is basically unused in 
  off-peak hours, because the long distance carriers have to pay that 5.7 
  cents per minute 24 hours a day 7 days a week, making it impossible to 
  see offers like "call free every tuesday and thrusday after 7 pm, or 
  other variations.
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