Switched Long Distance

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WaTech offers reduced rate long distance telephone service for state and local government agencies in Washington via the Switched Long Distance service (SwitchedLD). SwitchedLD offers customized, detailed billing of all long distance calls. Customers who purchase local telephone services through WaTech will automatically receive SLD service*. If you manage your own local telephone services, SLD service is an available alternative to commercial long distance. See “How Do We Charge?” below for the support levels and service rates available to meet your needs. The SCAN network was retired June, 2014.

Features and Benefits: 

  • Customers keep their existing Auth numbers
  • Traveling auth numbers allow LD calls to be originated from other WaTech connected sites
  • International calls can be allowed or blocked by individual auth number
  • Reduced rates (identified below)
  • Fraud protection
  • Custom billing
  • Service is month to month - Does not require time, dollar or volume commitments.
  • The underlying contract was competitively acquired.
  • WaTech Centrex service in the Frontier Telco service area includes free domestic LD.

Fees for Service: 

Description Fee

CTS Billed and Supported
Switched Access:
     Intrastate Long Distance $0.049 per minute
     Interstate Long Distance $0.049 per minute
     Calls to Canada $0.08 per minute
     International Long Distance (not including Canada) varies
Dedicated Access:
     Intrastate Long Distance $0.035 per minute
     Interstate Long Distance $0.035 per minute
     Calls to Canada $0.035 per minute
     International Long Distance (not including Canada) varies

Vendor Billed and Supported
Switched Access:
     Intrastate Long Distance $0.045 per minute
     Interstate Long Distance $0.045 per minute
     Calls to Canada $0.07 per minute
     International Long Distance (not including Canada) varies
Dedicated Access:
     Intrastate Long Distance $0.029 per minute
     Interstate Long Distance $0.029 per minute
     Calls to Canada $0.029 per minute
     International Long Distance (not including Canada) varies

Pre-Service Requirements: 

How to Order: 

For more information, please contact the WaTech Service Desk

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