Learn the pros and cons of traditional landline long distance service and alternatives such as wireless cellular and VOIP phone services. Compare long distance plans offered by leading phone service providers.|
Details: Until 1984, long distance phone service was largely provided by AT&T and the Bell Telephone System. But after the divestiture of AT&T, competition in the long distance market increased dramatically. Long distance carriers such as Sprint and MCI drew many customers away from AT&T. Since the early 1990s, wireless cell phone networks and satellite phone services have offered additional long distance calling alternatives. More recently, with the development of voice over IP protocols, local and long distance phone service has become available via the internet.
Category: Long Distance Carriers