I get a long distance bill only irregularly it seems. No matter to me, as long as 1+... still works. I got one a few days ago and am paying it now. I get the first 50 minutes of time for free, b/c I have cell service with Sprint. I don't keep track of my actual usage, but for last month it was 59 minutes. So my total was $.71. A fair price for an hour of long distance, IMHO.