Do "toll-free" numbers use cellphone minutes?

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  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

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    Just thinking about this topic, and I couldn't find anything on a Google search...

    Does dialing a "toll-free" phone number on your cellphone use your minutes?
     
  2. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I think there are some plans that don't charge for toll-free but normally, anytime you are on your phone whether you placed the call or not, you get charged minutes.
     
  3. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    "Toll-free numbers" is a reference to you not having to pay for long distance. It has nothing to do with airtime fees.
     
  4. mac 2005 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought. I've noticed companies include a toll-free phone number on their contact pages instead of a "direct" number. I wonder if that process will change given the large number of calls that now occur on mobile phones. What was once a cost-saving practice for your customers now actually costs them AND the company providing the number.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Of course, asking your cell phone provider will be more definitive for you than asking here. A related issue is holidays NOT falling on a weekend. My provider charges minutes on those days, because they are weekdays.
     
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