A telephone long distance call
is defined as a call that goes beyond the boundaries set with the area codes. Each country has a country code, Canada country code is +1 (North American Numbering Plan) a city may have one or several area codes. Typically the call tariff rate increased accordingly with the distance, and when dealing with international calling one has to factor the rates telecom operators charge amongst them for connecting telephone calls between networks. In the past one had to call and ask for an operator to make a long distance call, even if you were in the same geographical area. Fast-forward to the late 90’s early 2000’s the use of long distance calling cards had become widely popular due to nearly prohibitive international rates from major telecom operators.
VoIP today enables making and receiving international long distance calls easier and cheaper than ever before.
The use of VoIP also allows having additional numbers, even international telephone numbers. Regardless of location these can be forwarded to your main residence, home or business number or simply act as an additional number thus making long distance calling simple and fundamentally inexpensive; the cost is an after-thought since it is very affordable to call long distance or internationally.