ecg

Per Min. : 2.50¢
Monthly Fee: $ 0.99
Billing Increment / Minimum Call: 6/18 sec
Average Customer Service Wait Time: <1 Minute
Savings Score: 99
Plan Basics:
Interstate Rate: 2.5¢per minute. Rates may be higher in certain areas.
In-State Rate: State-By-State Chart
International Rates: Country-By-Country Chart
Monthly Fee: $ 0.99
Minimum Usage Fee:
IntraLATA: Same as In-State Rate.
Billing Increment: 6 seconds / 18 second minimum
USF Fee: 11.1% of Interstate and International Calls
Federal Tax: 3%
Billing Fee: .59 Regulatory Assessment Fee
Direct Dial: Just Dial 1 + the Number (Normal).
Peak Calling Times: None. Rates are the Same 24/7.
Caller ID/Call Waiting: Available through Local Carrier.
Local Carrier: Most Major Phone Companies.
Contract or Minimum Sign-Up Period: None.
Switching Fee: Not Reimbursed by Carrier.
Provides Local Service: No.
Billing: Online Only.
Additinal Details :
Rate to AK/HI: 24.0 cents per minute to AK. 21.4 cents per minute to HI.
Calling Card: 12.9 cents per minute.
Calling Card Billing Increments: 30 seconds minimum / 6 second increments.
Payphone Surcharge: 53 cents per call.
Directory Assistance:
Business Rates: Same as Residential.
Toll Free Rates: Same as Long Distance.
Toll Free Service Charge: Same as Long Distance.
PICC Charge: 3.5
Customer Service: 8 am - 6 pm CST, Monday-Friday.
Average Wait Time: 0Minute(s)
Underlying Carrier:

Our Opinion:

Enhanced Communications Group is the top long distance provider on the list for a number of reasons. Compared to other long distance providers, ECG has one of the lowest state-to-state rates (2.5 cents per minute) and good billing increments; they don't have a monthly fee or a minimum usage charge (they do have a monthly 99-cent Regulatory Recovery Fee and $2.50 per month if you need a paper bill). In addition, ECG has the some of the best customer service among all long distance companies; their response time has always been less than a minute when a customer has called; and they were always very helpful. ECG also has cheap long distance rates for in-state calls. This plan requires billing and bill payment on-line, which ECG calls EasyBill and EasyPay. If you'd prefer a paper bill and payment by check, ECG offers a 3.5 cents per minute plan.

Other Fees:

ECG charges a 99-cent Regulatory Recovery Fee each month. There is a $2.50 charge each month you receive a paper bill. ECG is a great provider for the 85% of the country that is serviced by the Baby Bells; if you live in an area that they do not serve, we recommend Total Call International, located lower on this list. If you plan on making many international calls we recommend 3U , located lower on this list. 3U is also an excellent provider for consumers living in Hawaii.