According to Telecom*USA customer service, Telecom*USA is a subsidiary of MCI. According to MCI customer service, although Telecom*USA leases lines from MCI, there is no other relationship between the two companies. The 7/9/1998 issue of ComputerWorld contained a statement that seemed to contradict MCI's claims on this issue.
With this price structure, the total charge for calls between 5 and 9 minutes is greater than the charge for calls of 10 minutes.
The charge for calls under 10 minutes is 16¢ per minute; longer calls are 8¢ per minute.
These programs are promoted on a dial-around basis. This allows you to selectively use the service by prefixing your calls with a 7-digit access code. Improperly using this access code with local calls will result in charges being incurred for calls that might otherwise be non-billable.