Preferred LD Rates

Does Your Mobile Service Provider offer Preferred LD Rates?

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As carriers are pressured to bring mobility plan costs down, they constantly find new and less obvious ways to get money out of your pocket.  A long favoured way is to keep increasing the rates they charge for Long Distance calling.  Standard plans now charge $0.40 per minute!


Rogers, at least, has gone back to offering a Preferred Long Distance Rate feature that can be added as a $5 option.  This feature will then give you a rate of $0.10 per minute for calling long distance from Canada to Canada or Canada to the US.


This is obviously a great feature for anyone on a standard Rogers mobile plan who makes a lot of long distance calls, but it should also be considered as possibly having great benefit to some users on corporate plans too.


Generally, although corporate plans receive a better LD rate (based on their Corporate Mobile Plan), they are still charged more for calling to the US. – usually at a cost of $0.20 per minute.  With that in mind, any user who consistently uses more than 50 minutes per month would see benefit from adding this option to their mobile plan.


  • Here is a Reference Chart to show you Cost Reduction with the Saver Plan:


Without Saver With Saver
US Calling Minutes $ 0.20 $ 0.10
25 $ 5.00 $ 7.50
50 $ 10.00 $ 10.00
75 $ 15.00 $ 12.50
100 $ 20.00 $ 15.00
200 $ 40.00 $ 25.00
500 $100.00 $ 55.00
1000 $200.00 $105.00


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