## Long Distance Service - Price per Minute

Written by Wilson Dennis

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1800 min. months: \$50.00 + ((1800 ? 1200) x \$.07) = \$92.00

Her total bill for year: (6 x \$50.00) + (6 x \$92.00) = \$852.00

Total cost per minute: \$852.00 / 14,400 = \$.059/minute

Plan C

600 minute month: 600 x \$.09 = \$54.00

1800 minute month: 1800 x \$.09 = \$162.00

Her total bill for year: (6 x \$54.00) + 6 x \$162.00) = \$1,296.00

Total cost per minute: \$1,296.00 / 14,400 = \$.090/minute

Joe

Joe also used 14,400 minutes of long distance service in last 12 months, an average of 1200 minutes each month. Joe used 1200 minutes each and every month. For Joe costs of plans would be:

Plan A

Each month: (\$.04 x 1200) + 5.95 = \$53.95

His total bill for year: 12 x \$53.95 = \$647.40

Total cost per minute: \$647.00 / 14,400 = \$.045/minute

Plan B

Each month: \$50.00

His total bill for year: 12 x \$50.00 = \$600.00

Total cost per minute: \$600.00 / 14,400 = \$.042/minute

Plan C

Each month: 1200 x \$.09 = \$108.00

His total bill for year: 12 x \$108.00 = \$1,296.00

Total cost per minute: \$1,296.00 / 14,400 = \$.090/minute

Mike

Mike only used 1,200 minutes of long distance service in last 12 months, an average of 100 minutes per month. Mike used 100 minutes each and every month. For Mike cost of plans would be:

Plan A

Each month: (\$.04 x 100) + \$5.95 = \$9.95

His total bill for year: 12 x \$9.95 = \$119.40

Total cost per minute: \$119.40 / 1200 = \$.099/minute

Plan B

Each month: \$50.00

His total bill for year: 12 x \$50.00 = \$600.00

Total cost per minute: \$600.00 / 1200 = \$.50/minute

Plan C

Each month: 100 x \$.09 = \$90.00

His total bill for year: 12 x \$9.00 = \$108.00

Total cost per minute: \$108.00 / 1,200 = \$.090/minute

So Mary should use Plan A (4.5 cents/minute), Joe should use Plan B (4.2 cents/minute), and Mike should use plan C (9.0 cents/minute). Three different people, looking at same 3 plans, with 3 different results. The lessons: know your usage, and figure your cost per minute.

Wilson Dennis is a writer specializing in business technology articles. He is the creator of the website http://www.home-office-phone-tips.com which covers articles on Home Office Phone topics.

## Not Sure Whether to Get Sirius Radio?

Written by Christine Breen

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The Sirius satellite radio national broadcast studio complex is located in Rockefeller Center, in heart of NYC. It is one of largest, most sophisticated, digital broadcasting facilities in world. The Sirius radio complex houses state-of-the-art production studios for 100 streams, plus four performance spaces for artists and musicians, and a comprehensive digital library currently housing over half a million songs.

You can get Sirius satellite receiver installed in your car or you can take Sirius radio from your car to your home, office, boat and beyond with their new Plug & Play systems.

Once you place your order company will ship your Sirius satellite receiver fully activated and ready to use. All billing will be handled through credit card you use to complete your purchase for Sirius radio.

With Plug & Play modules, you can either take Sirius satellite radio with you as you move vehicles or you may chose to buy another unit for a 2nd vehicle. If you buy a separate unit, you will need a separate subscription for each vehicle, but you can put all of your subscriptions for Sirius radio under one account and receive one bill.

At this time Sirius satellite radio is only licensed to offer service within continental United States. Sirius Radio is not free satellite and there is a low monthly subscription fee.

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