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AT&T Enables Collect Calls to Wireless Phones

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Mar 31, 2009, 10:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today AT&T announced that it will now permit collect calls to go through to wireless phones. Callers dial 1-800-CALL-ATT, enter the wireless number and will then be connected to the mobile line. AT&T will charge $10 for up to 20 minutes of conversation. Wireless customers can opt out of the program.

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rwalford79

Mar 31, 2009, 12:01 PM

Enabled for Other Carriers

Back in 1999 I used to call DT1 wireless lines in Germany collect, and it was no big deal. Since then T-Mobile only allowed collect billing to a wireless, if you also had a landline phone in Germany.

Last year Sprint and Helio both enabled this over the summer, so seems AT&T is just about a year late. Although, the rate isnt directly from an affiliate collect calling service, its through any company the calling party uses. I used American Roaming Network, and was able to ring my phone, answer, and find the charge was $1.99 a minute with a call connection fee of $7.99 or something like that. So its quite a bit more to use ARN then AT&T Collect.

Personally, I dont mind collect calls to my mobile as long as they can not be manipulated by ...
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You can't accept collect calls with Sprint
eric_cartman

Mar 31, 2009, 10:57 AM

$10 for 20min?

seems like many will opt-out anyway.

seems kinda pricey.
Thats 50cents per minute if you talked the whole 20mins. ATT must be smoking crack!
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I hope there is some sort of notice that you are getting a collect call so you can hang up or something. I don't have service with att so I don't care but it's good to know in case I get another call about it. That's really stupid but I can see why th...
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Collect calls for wireless phones. That's hilarious. Would be a good fit for those in county lockup for the night where Biff needs to call his Mom after busted with dope or DUI. Laughing
 
 
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