Outbound Long Distance Service

 

BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.

 

Direct Dial Service

For billing purposes, after the initial period of thirty (30) seconds, calls are billed in six (6) second increments. Volume discounts apply as set forth below.

 

  USAGE CHARGES:

 

Destination

Initial Period

Add’l Period

Within Ohio

$0.0750

$0.0150





































































































Outbound Long Distance Service


BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.


Talk More Pay Less Plan

The following volume discount schedule applies to direct dial calls within Ohio.

 

VOLUME DISCOUNTS:

 

Monthly Bill

$0.00 - $24.99

$25.00 - $49.99

$50.00 - $99.99

$100.00 or more

Discount Percentage

0%

6.7%

13.33%

20%





































































































Outbound Long Distance Service

 

BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.

 

 

Gold Plan - The Gold Plan is an alternative to the basic Outbound Long Distance Service plan described in paragraphs above. This plan is not available in all areas. A monthly fee applies in addition to the per minute rate. Rates will be rounded up to the nearest minute.

Monthly Fee  $4.95

Per Minute Rate  $0.09

Group Call Option: When a Customer groups multiple access lines within a single premise on a single bill, and all such access lines are on the same BLD calling plan, the Company will waive the Monthly Fee for all access lines but one.

 

The Group Call Option is only available with the Gold Plan, Gold Plan Plus, and Business Gold Plan and may not be available in all exchanges.





































































































Outbound Long Distance Service

 

BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.


Gold Plan Plus (5 cent Weekend Plan) - Gold Plan Plus is an alternative to the Gold Plan described above. This plan is not available in all areas. A monthly fee applies in addition to a per minute rate for weekdays (Monday at 12:01 a.m. through Friday at 12:00 midnight) and a lower per minute rate for weekends (Saturday at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday at 12:00 midnight). Rates will be rounded up to the nearest minute. To subscribe to the Gold Plan Plus, customers must also be customers of a monthly service provider that has entered into a Gold Plan Plus Marketing Agreement with Bright Long Distance LTD.

  Monthly Fee  $4.95

  Per Minute Rate  $0.09  (Monday 12:01 a.m. through Friday 12:00 midnight)

  Per Minute Rate  $0.05  (Saturday 12:01 a.m. through Sunday 12:00 midnight)

 

Group Call Option: When a Customer groups multiple access lines within a single premise on a single bill, and all such access lines are on the same BLD calling plan, the Company will waive the Monthly Fee for all access lines but one.

 

The Group Call Option is only available with the Gold Plan, Gold Plan Plus, and Business Gold Plan and may not be available in all exchanges.





































































































Outbound Long Distance Service


BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.


Business Gold Plan – The Business Gold Plan is identical to the Gold Plan described above, with the addition of an Inbound Toll-Free Number per-minute rate. This plan is not available in all areas. A monthly fee applies in addition to the per-minute rates. Rates will be rounded up to the nearest minute.

Monthly Fee  $4.95

Per Minute Rate  $0.09

Inbound Toll-Free Number Per Minute Rate  $0.09

 

Group Call Option: When a Customer groups multiple access lines within a single premise on a single bill, and all such access lines are on the same BLD calling plan, the Company will waive the Monthly Fee for all access lines but one.

 

The Group Call Option is only available with the Gold Plan, Gold Plan Plus, and Business Gold Plan and may not be available in all exchanges.





































































































Outbound Long Distance Service

 

BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.

 

 

 

BLD Rollback Plan – The BLD Rollback Plan offers customers the ability to call anywhere in the United States, any time of day or night, for one low rate. This plan is not available in all areas. A surcharge will apply if the customer’s total monthly bill does not exceed $15.00. The surcharge may be waived during an initial introductory period and during special promotional offers.

Monthly Fee

$0.00

Per Minute Rate

$0.057

A surcharge of $2.95 will apply if the customer’s total monthly bill does not exceed $15.00.

 

Optional Inbound Toll-Free Number Service:  Subscribers to the BLD Rollback Plan (residential and business) may add Inbound Toll-Free Number Service to this plan at the rate of $.057 per minute. The initial period of thirty (30) seconds will be billed at $ .0285. After the initial period, calls are billed in six (6) second increments at a rate of $ .0057. A $2.00 monthly recurring charge applies. 

 

Rates apply to all direct dialed intrastate and interstate calls, and are not applicable to international and/or inbound toll-free number service, unless otherwise indicated. For billing purposes, calls are rounded to the next full minute. 

 

 

See price list for current rates and Inbound Toll-Free Number Service option.

 

Group Call Discount: When one Customers groups multiple access lines within a single premise on a single bill, and all such access lines are on the BLD Rollback Plan, the Company will calculate the Customer’s minutes of calling on an aggregated basis when determining whether the monthly surcharge will apply. In other words, the Company will assess the surcharge if the combined total for all of the access lines does not exceed $15.00. The Group Call Discount may not be available in all exchanges.





































































































Outbound Long Distance Service

 

BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.

 

 

 

191 Affinity Plan – The 191 Affinity Plan is available to customers of Internet, Local Telephone with minimum select calling features, and/or cable television service providers (minimum basic cable service) that have entered into an Affinity Marketing Agreement with Bright Long Distance LTD.

Monthly Fee

$0.00

 

Per Minute Rate

$0.01

(Saturday 12:01 a.m. through Sunday 12:00 midnight)

Per Minute Rate

$0.09

(Monday 12:01 a.m. through Friday 12:00 midnight)


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Outbound Long Distance Service


BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.


Unlimited Affinity Plans


Unlimited Residential Affinity Plan – This Plan provides residential customers with unlimited intrastate and interstate direct dialed calls (including all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) for a Monthly Fee. This plan excludes international dialing (other than Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) and inbound toll-free number service (800#).

 

Monthly Fee

$21.95

Canada Option

Provides unlimited calling to Canada.

$3.00/month in addition to Monthly Fee above


Unlimited Business Affinity Plan – This Plan provides business customers with unlimited intrastate and interstate direct dialed calls (including all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) for a Monthly Fee. This plan excludes international dialing (other than Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) and inbound toll-free number service (800#).

 

Monthly Fee

$31.95

Canada Option

Provides unlimited calling to Canada.

$3.00/month in addition to Monthly Fee above

 

General Terms and Conditions for the Unlimited Affinity Plans (Residential and Business):

• New service activation or changes in BLD service plans after the start of the billing cycle will result in a proration of the Monthly Fee based upon the date of activation; the Customer will, however, be entitled to unlimited minutes of usage from the date of activation until the last day of the billing cycle during the first month.

• The entire Monthly Fee will be applied to the final month of service if service is cancelled prior to the end of a billing cycle.

• BLD reserves the right to deny mid-month activation in the event a subscriber exhibits a pattern of abuse by switching among BLD calling plans on a regular basis.

• The customer may add toll-free services in accordance with the rates set forth in the Inbound Toll-Free Service Price List.

• Available to customers of Internet, Local Telephone with minimum select calling features, and/or cable television service providers (minimum basic cable service) who have entered into an Affinity Marketing Agreement with Bright Long Distance LTD.

• These plans and the Canada Option may not be available in all service areas.  

• The Monthly Fee may be waived or discounted during the introductory period and/or during promotional periods on a local exchange basis. 

• The Company may offer discounts for annual prepaid service during promotional periods. Annual prepayments are non-refundable.  

• The unlimited calling applies to voice calls only (i.e., not to calls placed to an Internet service provider). If the Company determines that the subscriber’s usage of the service extends beyond voice calls only, the subscriber will be in violation of these terms and conditions of these terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Company may discontinue providing the service plan at the bundled rate (that is, the Company will “unbundle” the plan). Upon discontinuation of the bundled service plan, the Monthly Fee will be prorated and a per-minute rate of $0.15 (based on an initial period of 30-seconds and incremental periods of 6-seconds thereafter) will be charged for all minutes of use. The Company reserves the right to make such billing adjustments in arrears up to 180 days.

• Customers who want the ability to make additional international calls (i.e., other than to Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) must contact the Company or its authorized billing and collection agent. Charges for such international calls shall be on a per-minute use basis. The Company’s international rates are available at www.bld.net. 

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Outbound Long Distance Service

 

BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.


Bucket Affinity Plans

 

350 Bucket Affinity Plan – This Plan provides residential and business customers with an allowance of 350 minutes of intrastate and interstate direct dialed calls (including all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa). This plan excludes international dialing (other than Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) and inbound toll-free number service (800#).

Monthly Fee

 

$11.95

Per-Minute Rate

Applies to all minutes in excess of 350 minutes per month.

$0.12

Canada Option

Provides unlimited calling to Canada.

$3.00/month in addition to Monthly Fee above

Canada Per-Minute Rate

Applies to all minutes in excess of the total plan monthly allowance of 350 minutes.

$0.12

 

 

700 Bucket Affinity Plan – This Plan provides residential and business customers with an allowance of 700 minutes of intrastate and interstate direct dialed calls (including all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa). This plan excludes international dialing (other than Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) and inbound toll-free number service (800#).

 

Monthly Fee

 

$16.95

Per-Minute Rate

Applies to all minutes in excess of 700 minutes per month.

$0.09

Canada Option

Provides unlimited calling to Canada.

$3.00/month in addition to Monthly Fee above

Canada Per-Minute Rate

Applies to all minutes in excess of the total plan monthly allowance of 700 minutes.

$0.09

 

 

1400 Bucket Affinity Plan – This Plan provides residential and business customers with an allowance of 1400 minutes of intrastate and interstate direct dialed calls (including all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa). This plan excludes international dialing (other than Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) and inbound toll-free number service (800#).

 

Monthly Fee

 

$21.95

Per-Minute Rate

Applies to all minutes in excess of 1400 minutes per month.

$0.07

Canada Option

Provides unlimited calling to Canada.

$3.00/month in addition to Monthly Fee above

Canada Per-Minute Rate

Applies to all minutes in excess of the total plan monthly allowance of 1400 minutes.

$0.07

 

General Terms and Conditions for the Bucket Affinity Plans:

For billing purposes, calls are rounded-up to the next full minute.

New service activation or changes in BLD service plans after the start of the billing cycle will result in a proration of the Monthly Fee based upon the date of activation; the customer will, however, be entitled to utilize the full monthly call allowance of minutes during the first month.

The entire Monthly Fee will be applied to the final month of service if service is cancelled prior to the end of a billing cycle.

BLD reserves the right to deny mid-month activation in the event a subscriber exhibits a pattern of abuse by switching among BLD calling plans on a regular basis.

Unused minutes of the monthly call allowance may not be carried over to the following month.

Group Call Discount: When a Customer groups multiple access lines within a single premise on a single bill, and all such access lines are on any of the Bucket Affinity Plans, the Customer will receive the applicable monthly allowance of minutes of calling total for all of the access lines. Additionally, the Company will waive the Monthly Fee for all access lines but one. In other words, with the Group Call Discount, the Customer will receive either 350, 700 or 1400 minutes of calling per month (depending on selected bucket calling plan) for all access lines combined, not per access line, and will be charged the Monthly Fee for one access line only. A per-minute rate applies to all minutes in excess of the monthly call allowance per month. The Group Call Discount may not be available in all local exchanges.

Available to customers of Internet, Local Telephone with minimum select calling features, and/or cable television service providers (minimum basic cable service) who have entered into an Affinity Marketing Agreement with Bright Long Distance LTD.

These plans and the Canada Option may not be available in all service areas.

Unused minutes of the monthly call allowance may not be carried over to the following month.

The unlimited calling applies to voice calls only (i.e., not to calls placed to an Internet service provider). If the Company determines that the subscriber’s usage of the service extends beyond voice calls only, the subscriber will be in violation of these terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Company may discontinue providing the service plan at the bundled rate (that is, the Company will “unbundle” the plan). Upon discontinuation of the bundled service plan, the monthly rate will be prorated and a per-minute rate of $0.15 (based on an initial period of 30-seconds and incremental periods of 6-seconds thereafter) will be charged for all minutes of use. The Company reserves the right to make such billing adjustments in arrears up to 180 days.

The customer may add toll-free services in accordance with the rates set forth in the Inbound Toll-Free Service Price List.

Customers who want the ability to make additional international calls (i.e., other than to Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. Samoa) must contact the Company or its authorized billing and collection agent. Charges for such international calls shall be on a per-minute use basis. The Company’s international rates are available at www.bld.net.

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Outbound Long Distance Service


BLD’s Outbound Long Distance Service is a “1+” direct dial service available for Customer use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service is accessed through standard business or residential switched access lines. The Customer is responsible for obtaining suitable access from the Customer’s local exchange carrier. All costs incurred in the installation and use of local access lines are the responsibility of the Customer.


BLD Plain and Simple Calling Plans


Plain and Simple Residential Class Calling Plan

Provides customers with an allowance of 325 minutes of usage per month for a flat monthly rate. This plan is available to residential customers only.

 

Monthly Fee

$19.95

Includes 325 minutes of calling per month to anywhere in the United States, any time of day or night.

Per Minute Rate

$ .12

Applies to all minutes in excess of 325 minutes per month.

 

 

Plain and Simple Home Office Class Calling Plan

Provides customers with an allowance of 600 minutes of usage per month for a flat monthly rate.

 

 

Monthly Fee

$27.95

Includes 600 minutes of calling per month to anywhere in the United States, any time of day or night.

Per Minute Rate

$ .09

Applies to all minutes in excess of 600 minutes per month.

 

 

Plain and Simple Business Class Calling Plan

Provides customers with an allowance of 1200 minutes of usage per month for a flat monthly rate. This plan is available to business customers only.

 

 

Monthly Fee

$54.95

Includes 1200 minutes of calling per month to anywhere in the United States, any time of day or night.

Per Minute Rate

$ .07

Applies to all minutes in excess of 1200 minutes per month.

 

 

General Terms and Conditions for the Three Plain and Simple Calling Plans:

 

Rates apply to all direct dialed intrastate and interstate calls, and are not applicable to international and/or inbound toll-free number service, unless otherwise indicated. For billing purposes, calls are rounded to the next full minute. 

 

 

The monthly allowance of minutes may be waived or increased during the introductory period and/or during special promotional periods from time-to-time on an exchange basis.

 

New service activation or changes in BLD service plans after the start of the billing cycle will result in a proration of the monthly fee based upon the date of activation; the Customer will, however, be entitled to utilize the full monthly call allowance of minutes during the first month. 

 

The entire flat rate monthly fee will be applied to the final month of service if service is cancelled prior to the end of a billing cycle. 

 

BLD reserves the right to deny mid-month activation in the event a subscriber exhibits a pattern of abuse by switching among BLD calling plans on a regular basis. 

 

Minutes used in excess of the monthly allowance of minutes will be billed a per-minute rate. Rates will be rounded to the nearest minute.

 

This plan is not available in all areas.

Unused minutes of the monthly call allowance may not be carried over to the following month.

The monthly allowance of minutes applies to voice calls only (i.e., not to calls placed to an internet service provider). If the Company determines that the subscriber’s usage of the service extends beyond voice calls only, the subscriber will be in violation of these terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Company may discontinue providing the service package at the bundled rate (that is, the Company will “unbundle” the package). Upon discontinuation of the bundled service package, the monthly rate will be prorated and the per-minute rate will be the rate charged for minutes in excess of the monthly call allowance. BLD reserves the right to make such billing adjustments in arrears up to 180 days.

 

Group Call Discount: When a Customer groups multiple access lines within a single premise on a single bill, and all such access lines are on any of the Plain and Simple Calling Plans, the Customer will receive the applicable monthly allowance of minutes of calling total for all of the access lines. Additionally, the Company will waive the Monthly Fee for all access lines but one. In other words, with the Group Call Discount, the Customer will receive either 325, 600, or 1200 minutes of calling per month (depending on selected class of calling plan) for all access lines combined, not per access line, and will be charged the Monthly Fee for one access line only. A per minute rate applies to all minutes in excess of the monthly call allowance per month. The Group Call Discount may not be available in all exchanges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





































































































Inbound Toll-Free Number Service

BLD’s Inbound Toll-Free Number Service is an 800/888 number service available for Customer Use twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

 

Service is terminated through switched access lines. Calls may originate from any valid exchange and terminate to the Customer’s location at no charge to the calling party.

 

For billing purposes, after the initial period of thirty seconds (30) seconds, calls are billed in six (6) second increments. Volume discounts do not apply.

 

Rates vary depending on outbound long distance service plan, if any. See table below:

 

Outbound Long Distance Service Plan

 

Monthly Recurring Charge

 

Initial Period

Additional Period

None

 

$2.00

$.075

$.015

Talk More Pay Less Plan

None

$.075

$.015

  Gold Plan

  Gold Plan Plus

  191 Affinity Plan

  Unlimited Residential Affinity Plan

  350 Bucket Affinity Plan

 

None

$.045

$.0075

All 3 Classes of the Plain and Simple Plan

Unlimited Business Affinity Plan

700 Bucket Affinity Plan

1400 Bucket Affinity Plan

 

None

$.0345

$.00575

Rollback Plan

 

$2.00

$.0285

$.0057

 

Monthly recurring charges and usage rates apply to Inbound Toll-Free Number Service and are in addition to the applicable Outbound Long Distance Service Plan charges. All monthly recurring charges and usage rates for the Outbound Long Distance Service Plans are as described in the Price List for those applicable calling plans.

 

Rates apply to inbound toll-free service for calls originating in the United States and terminating in Ohio.

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Calling Card Service

 

BLD’s Calling Card Service is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all valid terminating locations. Access to BLD’s Calling Card service is via a toll-free number. The Customer must input a valid Authorization Code in addition to the destination number with area code. The Company offers both prepaid and debit calling cards.

 

For billing purposes, after the initial period of thirty seconds (30) seconds, calls are billed in six (6) second increments. Volume discounts do not apply. No per call service charges apply. Prepaid calling cards can only be used for originating domestic USA and only for calls placed to the 48 continental states. Debit calling cards are for originating USA, Mexico, and Canada.

 

USAGE CHARGES: USA Terminating and Originating

 

 

 

PREPAID AND DEBIT

CALLING

CARD RATES

DESTINATION

 

Initial Period

 

 

Add’l Period

 

Ohio

$0.12

$0.0240

 

 

SURCHARGES: (Debit Card Only)

 

  Domestic Termination  $0.25

  (Waived for initial promotion)