Standalone Long-Distance Service

6 second billing – billed for every 6 seconds the call lasts. For a 2 minute and 1 second call, you would get billed for 2 minutes and 6 seconds instead of 3 minutes. With 6 second billing, you can save an average of 10% per call based upon the call length over full minute billing.

COMPANY Pioneer   OPEX   FairPoint   Onesuite.com
FEATURED PLAN Instate Interstate Instate Interstate Instate Interstate Interstate
per minute rate with 6-second billing 3.5 ¢ 3.3 ¢ 2.1-4.9 ¢ 2.5-4.5 ¢ -- -- --
per minute rate with full minute billing 2.9 ¢ 2.7 ¢ -- -- 5 ¢ 5 ¢ 2.5 ¢
Monthly Fee $1.99*   $2.00*   $6.00   none
Available in non-FairPoint areas? yes   Yes, but rates vary by location   no   yes
Hawaii/Alaska/Virgin Islands 6.9 ¢   Not available   5 ¢   4 ¢/5.2 ¢
Calling to Canada 3.9 ¢   9.97 ¢   $1.04*   1.9 ¢
Notes: *$1.99 fee waived w/online billing or usage over $20    *$2.00 fee waived for usage over $20    *$6/mo. for World Select City Plan for lower international rates    Mins. can be purchased on a calling card and expire 6 mos. from activation, last recharge, or usage
  Monthly fee waived if no long distance is used   $3.99/mo. International Plan provides lower international rates       Voicemail via email attachment
  1.9 ¢/min. to call other Pioneer customers            

Updated - October 27, 2016