I'm crkit1, not on my puter, have a stupid ?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by imme, Mar 29, 2005.

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  1. imme

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    I am working on a friend's computer at my house. I have their CPU attached to my peripherals and phone line. Their ISP settings have them dialing from their number (of course) to their local access number and both #s are long distance from my location, but we share the same area code. I set up the dialer to dial from new location "My House" and chose access numbers local to me. The dialer settings only asked for my area code and not my actual phone number. Their phone number is the only one listed in computer system info.
    OK, here's the stupid question. When I connect to their ISP (AOL) in this way, is it possible that their phone could be billed for long distance or vice versa? I don't see how it could be, but it knaws at my stem every time I log on.
    I asked AOL and then my phone company and didn't get a decisive answer.

    Some of the folks here, at Wilder's, are smarter and more experienced with 'puters than your average Cyber-bear so I thought... maybe, someone here could help reduce my obsessive techno-paranoia. Pretty-please?
    Thanks in advance,
    Crkit1
     
  2. BlueZannetti

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    Crkit1,

    The simple answer is no.

    The local information entered into the software is only to provide information needed to supply a reasonable list of access numbers. Phone billing is based on physical connections - your physical base to whatever physical line that you call. The method used to determine which phone line to call is irrelevant.

    Blue
     
  3. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    I don't have an answer for you, crkit1, but, it is very strange that the phone company couldn't tell you the answer. They always seem to know right away when I call about access numbers, so I would ...someone who knows for sure will show up..until then, don't run up your phone bill! :D

    Good Luck!

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  4. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    That's what I was afraid of! Bummer, crkit1! If in doubt always figure you WILL get charged! :rolleyes:

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  5. crkit1

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    :cool: Thanks folks! It didn't make sense that there would be any charges, but big bubba Bell has a way of causing doubt. "I did not know that" never makes them lessen or eliminate charges either. I checked with them again yesterday and was told that unless there was a phone card involved or three way calling enabled, there would be no charges. Don't have any of that.
    BTW- Sorry I put the post in the wrong place. Goofy from no sleep..probably still am...OMG! I think it's permanent!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks again, Crickette:D
     
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