Cell Phone and Long Distance Question

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I've been calling California on my cell phone almost every night. I have 4500 night/weekend minutes so I call after 9PM and on the weekends and just use those up. But I was under the impression that the receiver didn't have to pay for these calls. I this the case or do they have to pay as well?

Can't find an answer.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    The way I understand it, and this will differ fromplan to plan, any call to or from your cell phone will detract from your minutes. So if you are calling a CA cell phone at 9pm, then the call will detract from their daytime minutes. You'll have to wait until after midnight for both of you to be in the clear.

    Now if you're not calling a cell phone, disregard that, you should be fine.

    BTW, my plan is with Alltel, so all of my knowledge is specific to their policies.

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  • Reply 2 of 6
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Did applenut leave his heart in San Francisco? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>Did applenut leave his heart in San Francisco? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

    unfortunately yes

    good ol Tony Bennet tells it like it is

    actually Los Angeles to be exact.

    So, calling on the cell to a landline phone doesn't result on charges to the regular phone? yes?
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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by applenut:


    So, calling on the cell to a landline phone doesn't result on charges to the regular phone? yes?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I don't think so, but who knows what kind of wacky telco deals they might have in LA. It would be the first I've ever heard of a landline receiver having to pay. My sister plans on doing the same thing from Boston to her friends at whichever colleges.

    She only ever talks with her friends in the evening. She's on the East Coast so she'll almost always be talking off-peak and using up her minutes. So her friends call her, she tells them she'll call them back...nobody has to pay extra (other than that initial call.)
  • Reply 5 of 6
    kwondokwondo Posts: 217member

    Whether you call the receiver to landline or cell phone, the receiver does not get charged. The only penalty on the receiver side is that if the receiver answers your call fromm their cell phone then it takes away minutes from their plan.

    Case 1:

    Applenut make a call using his cell phone at the MAC store in Soho @ 9:05 pm (E.S.T.) to Steve Jobs' cell phone in Cupertino (6:05 pm P.S.T.) to bitch that he didn't win the "Digital Hub Sweepstakes" then Applenut takes pleasure in using his nights and weekend's free minutes to stick it to Steve by eating up his peak air time usage minutes <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    Case 2:

    Steve Jobs had traced Applenut's call and decided that next day he makes a call @ 6:00 pm (P.S.T.) and Applenut answers the call on his cell. Applenut was surprised but give Steve the Noo Yawka 'tude about the way he wuz robbed by not winin' the sweepstakes. Applenut explains to Steve in colorful vernacular for over an hour. Unfortunately Applenut did not realize that most of cellular phone companies charge full peak time rate for the duration of the call unless it was made/received after ----9:01---- pm. So Applenut was actually using his peak airtime and This time Steve sticks it to Applenut! :eek:

    Case 3.

    Applenut goes into the johns at Lombardi's Pizzaria and see's a tourist's handwriting "For a good time call Julie @ 323-I-H-8-W-N-D-S." Applenut goes home and feeling aroused he calls Julie @ 9:01pm (E.S.T). Julie came home after her gym session. She jumps in the shower and the phone rings. Julie decide to jump out of the shower to get the phone before the answering machine picks up. Applenut explains why he called and Julie so conviniently still naked begins to talk so DIRTY about windoze. They both talked ...and talked..and talked until 6:59 am (E.S.T.) where Applenut had to terminate his call since peak time kicks back in @ 7:00 am (weekdays). Applenut felt so relieved and satisfied from the call...because he maximized his free 3500 (or some variation of amount) nights and weekends airtime minutes. :cool: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    I hope that helps explain a little about your question

    [ 09-03-2002: Message edited by: kwondo ]

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  • Reply 6 of 6
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    hm... thank you... I like your style... I'll have to keep up on you
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