Switched Long Distance

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WaTech offers reduced rate long-distance telephone service for state and local government agencies in Washington through the switched long distance (SLD) service. SLD provides detailed billing of 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 is an alternative to commercial long distance. See “Pricing” below for the support levels and service rates available to meet your needs.

Features/Benefits: 

  • Customers use WaTech provided seven-digit authorization numbers.
  • Traveling authorization feature allows calls to be originated from other WaTech connected sites.
  • International calls can be allowed or blocked by an individual authorization number.
  • Fraud protection.
  • Service is month to month and does not require time, dollar or volume commitments.

Pricing: 

 

Description Fee

WaTech 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 (billed monthly by the vendor)
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

How to Order: 

Pre-service requirements

To obtain services from WaTech, eligible organizations must first enter into a Master Service Agreement (MSA). See if you qualify for an MSA.

For more information, please contact the WaTech Support Center.

Current Customers:

Contact us: 

WaTech Support Center
support@watech.wa.gov
855-928-3241
360-586-1000