I see on my bill this month charges for 1-800 numbers - why?
1-800 numbers are free of Long Distance charges, but the local minutes to connect you to the network are still billed at you local minute rate. This is no different than when you might have used a landline. Since landlines include unlimited local calls, toll-free numbers picked up the LD or "Toll" portion of the call. For folks with a local minutes only plan, 1-800 numbers still save them the LD portion of the call.