MT Networks Long Distance

Five Important Facts About MT Networks Long Distance

1. MT Networks Long Distance rates are good 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Know what rate you will be paying, no matter the time.

MT Networks Long Distance Toll Service Rates:

  • $0.07 per minute - intrastate and interstate
  • *All calls are billed in six (6) second increments with a minimum of one (1) minute per call.

MT Networks Long Distance Inbound 800 Service Rate Plan:

  • $4.95 per month plus $0.13 per minute

2. There is no need to sign a yearly or monthly contract. You may disconnect or discontinue at any time without penalty.

3. To sign up for or discontinue MT Networks Long Distance, contact a customer service representative at our local office.

4. If there is change in the rate plan our consumers have chosen, we will use the following ways to notify them: newsletter, billing stuffer, this website, and/or our local office.

5. To resolve any disputes, contact our local office for any problems with your MT Networks Long Distance.

(Remember to shop around and compare not only the rates, but also the terms and conditions of long distance service.)

 

Detariffing Interstate Long Distance Telephone Service - What Consumers Need to Know

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the "detariffing" of domestic interstate long distance telephone service. What does this mean to you, the consumer?

What is a tariff?

A tariff is a legal document that a company files with a regulatory agency describing the rates, terms, and conditions of the services it provides. In the past, companies that provided interstate long distance service had to file these tariffs with the FCC, the regulatory agency that oversees the telephone industry. These tariffs included the cost per minute of calling at various times, cancellation procedures, and all other elements controlling the company\'s provision of service to you. The company was obligated to provide service according to the terms of the tariff.

What does detariffing mean?

Beginning July 31, 2001, interstate long distance companies will begin providing service without filing tariffs with the FCC. They must now make this information, with includes all their interstate long distance services and rate plans, available directly to you, the consumer.

How will this affect my relationship with my interstate long distance company?

Generally, you and your interstate long distance company will now deal with each other by means of an individual contract, just as you deal with many other entities, such as your credit card company. Your long distance company must make available to you the rates, terms, and conditions of your service, and you may choose to agree to them, as in any other contract. If you do not approve of your company\'s terms, you may find another company that offers you terms that better suit your needs.

Where can I go now to get information about a company's interstate long distance service?

Be a smart consumer: make sure you read your bill inserts and letters from your interstate long distance company. Many companies are using these methods to inform you of their rates and conditions.

Under the FCC's detariffing rules, long distance companies are required to post a schedule of their rates, terms, and conditions on their Web page. Each company must also keep copies of this schedule at a business place of its choosing. You can call or write a company to find out the location of the company's place of business or to learn how you can obtain information about the terms and conditions of your service and of all the services and rate plans the company offers.

Will detariffing benefit consumers?

Yes. Detariffing makes it easier for you to find out what you are paying for your service and what other interstate long distance companies are charging for their service. That way, you can compare the terms of your service to the terms offered by other companies. This will give companies a greater incentive to reduce prices and improve their terms in order to remain competitive.

What protections do I have, now that companies don\'t have to file anything with the FCC?

You are protected by the full range of state laws, including those governing contracts, consumer protection, and deceptive practices. For example, your state\'s laws may require your long distance company to provide you with a certain amount of notice before it changes your rates. Likewise, state contract law determines what constitutes an agreement between you and your long distance company.

Where do I file a complaint if I have problems with my interstate long distance service company?

You may contact your state consumer protection agency, Better Business Bureau, or state Attorney General Office to learn about the protections and remedies available under your state contract and consumer protection laws. You may also file a complaint with the FCC if an interstate long distance company has violated FCC rules.

When will detariffing begin?

While some companies have already removed their tariffs with the FCC, all companies must do so no later than July 31, 2001.

Will the role of State Public Utility Commissions be affected by the FCC's detariffing rules?

No. The FCC's rules do not affect the requirement imposed by individual state Public Utility Commissions.

Where can I go for more information about detariffing?

For more information about detariffing, contact the FCC's Call Center at 1-888-CALL FCC (voice), 1-888-835-5322 (TTY), or visit the Commission's website at www.fcc.gov/cib.