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General Questions


Q. Do your rates include in-state calls made within the U.S.?
A. 10-10-220 domestic rates apply to all domestic calls, including state-to-state, in-state and local toll calls.

Q. Are there any monthly plan fees?
A. You'll find NO monthly plan fees with 10-10-220. As with any long-distance call, applicable taxes and Federal Universal Service Fees are assessed.

Q. Does 10-10-220 have LEC Billing fee?
A. You'll find NO LEC Billing fee with 10-10-220. As with any long-distance call, applicable taxes and Federal Universal Service Fees are assessed.

Q. What's the rate when my domestic call is under 10 minutes?
A. Dial 10-10-220 and it's $1.50 for all calls up to 10 minutes within the United States and 25 a minute after that. This applies to state-to-state, in-state and local calls, and is on a per call basis. These same rates apply 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Q. Why is there an additional per minute charge to call mobile phones in some countries?
A. Due to increased costs imposed by some overseas telephone companies, an additional per minute charge will apply to international calls to mobile phones, pagers and other premium numbers for certain countries. This international mobile termination (IMT) fee varies by country and will be added to the cost of the call. An "M" will appear in the call detail portion of your bill indicating which calls terminated to mobile or premium numbers. The IMT fee does not apply to regular international calls or to domestic calls. Please click here for country specific rates.

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Q. How will I be billed for 10-10-220 calls?
A. If MCI has a billing agreement with your local carrier, charges for 10-10-220 calls will automatically appear on your local telephone bill in a section labeled "Telecom*USA". Your local telephone bill will include the date, time, number, city/ country called, length and charge for each call, along with applicable taxes and Federal Universal Service Fees. MCI will bill you directly if we do not have a billing agreement with your local carrier.

Q. How long will it take before the charges appear on my phone bill?
A. 10-10-220 charges usually appear on your phone bill within 1 or 2 months from the time you make the call. They'll be on a separate page or section labeled "Telecom*USA". The numbers "220" appear in the "Place Called" field to help you identify those calls.

Q. What is the Federal Universal Service Fee?
A. The 1996 Telecommunications Act requires all long distance companies to contribute a portion of their revenues to the Federal Universal Service Fund which provides discounted telecommunications services to schools, libraries and low income consumers. Our Federal Universal Service Fee is a 16.1% charge on state-to-state and international monthly long distance charges, which is used to help contribute to this fund. This charge will appear separately on your bill. This percentage rate may change from time to time based on the rates set by the FCC.

Q. What should I do if I have questions about charges on my bill?
A. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-540-3598, or 1-800-749-8528 for Spanish-speaking customers.

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Q. Is 10-10-220 available in my area?
A. 10-10-220 is available in most areas of the U.S, excluding Alaska. You can check availability in your area by dialing 10-10-220 on your next long distance call.  If your call goes through, 10-10-220 is available in your area. If your call does not go through, either 10-10-220 is not available in your area or there is a block affecting your phone line. Contact us by calling 1-800-540-3598 to determine if there is a block that prevents you from using 10-10-220.

Q. Is 10-10-220 available in for calls initiated outside of the United States?
A. No. 10-10-220 is available only for calls initiated within the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Q. Can I use 10-10-220 from any phone?
A. 10-10-220 can be used from your home telephone, some small business telephones and fax machines. Unfortunately, it is not available from pay phones, cell phones, VoIP phones, hotel rooms, dormitories, military bases or most businesses.

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Q. What is a 10-10 number?
A. 10-10-220 is a long distance code that gives you freedom to use a long distance carrier of your choice at great rates, without having to switch your presubscribed long distance carrier. By dialing 10-10-220 before 1 and the number, your call goes over MCI networks and will be billed on your local phone bill.

Q. How do I use 10-10-220?
A. Just dial 10-10-220 then 1 + area code + phone number for calls within the US and to Canada (and all other countries that use an area code). For international calls, dial 10-10-220 then 011 + country code + phone number.

Q. To use your service do I need to switch long distance companies?
A. No, you can use 10-10-220 without switching your long distance company. Simply dial 10-10-220, from your wireline phone, then 1 + number for calls within the US and to Canada. For international calls, dial 10-10-220 then 011 + country code + phone number. 

Q. Do I need to keep a long distance carrier to use 10-10-220?
A. Generally, you do not need a long distance carrier to use 10-10-220. You should contact your local phone company, however, to determine whether or not you will be assessed a fee if you opt not to subscribe to a long distance carrier.

Q. Are calling cards available?
A. No, 10-10-220 is a long distance access code for calls made from home. Calling cards are not available.

Q. Why should I use 10-10-220?
A. Dial 10-10-220 and it's $1.50 for all calls up to 10 minutes within the United States and 25 a minute after that. 10-10-220 also offers great international rates. All rates remain the same 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Plus, you always know the cost for each call. No switching phone companies or monthly plan fees.

Q. Who is 10-10-220?
A. 10-10-220 long distance is provided by MCI and may be marketed under the Telecom*USA service mark. MCI has been providing quality long distance phone service at great low rates to customers for over 30 years and is currently a Verizon company. As a full service provider, MCI gives customers everything they expect: crystal-clear sound quality, fast connections with state-of-the-art network and easy to understand billing.

Q. What should I do if I have additional questions concerning 10-10-220?
A. Please call our customer service department at 1-800-540-3598, or 1-800-749-8528 for Spanish-speaking customers.

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