Surprise Dial-Up Costs…A Warning

Today I opened up my MCI bill and to my surprise had a bill for $270 instead of the usual $45!
I’m scratching my head and wondering why in the world my bill was so high. Well guess what? I was dialing Earthlink to long distance number instead of to a local number!
Lesson learned, if you use dial-up number in Texas, for example, when you get back to California (for example) change the area-code and tel number BACK to your local California area code!