Check Your Charges for Accessing the Internet

If you have a computer and access the Internet through your telephone line, make sure that the telephone number connecting you to the Internet is a local exchange number. If not, you may be charged for a toll call. These charges can become quite high if you are not aware of the problem. To make sure you are using a local exchange, check your telephone book or contact your local telephone company. If you find that your connection number is not a local exchange, contact your Internet provider and request a local exchange number. Your Internet provider may have provided you with a second telephone number to connect to the Internet. This number would be used if the first number is busy. Make sure that the second number is also a local exchange number.