OPEX Discount Long Distance Service

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provides US-based companies and individuals with extraordinary savings and the utmost convenience on all international and domestic long distance telephone calls.
What Unitel has to offer...  Unitel Product Details 

 
 Interstate Rate  4.5 cents/min 
 Monthly Fee  none* 
 Billing Increments  6 seconds 
 Minimum Call Length  18 seconds 
 Toll Free Service  Yes 
 Toll Free Service Charge  $2.50/account (not per line) 
 Online Signup  Yes 
 Online Account Access
  No 
 Instate Rates  click here 
 
*$2.00 if usage is under $15.00 


How to sign up? 
To switch your long distance to Unitel, simply click here to check availability and begin the order process. Your information is only used *strictly* for the sole intention of setting up your long distance account. Your information will never be sold or given to any third party.

To apply for service, use the links below to direct you to our online or printable offline application forms:

   


What we like about Unitel
1-Low interstate rate. (4.5 cents/min! All day - Everyday!)
2-Six second billing increments!. (18 second minimum)
3-Low monthly minimum charges. (another rarity)
4-Low monthly service charge for toll-free numbers
5-Online signup makes it easy for you to switch your long distance securely right over the internet! 

The Fine Print 
Terms of this service are subject to Cognigen policies and its carriers' tariffs. All calls billed in 6 second increments - 18 second minimum. $2.00 fee if usage is less than $15.00. $2.50/mo fee for toll free service, per account. A 35¢ surcharge applies to all toll free calls originating from a payphone. FCC imposed PICC fee for commercial accounts: $3.75 per line. A USF (Universal Service Fund) tax of 7.7% applies to all interstate and int'l calls. Inbound (toll free) calls originating in Alaska are billed at 34¢ per minute; from Hawaii, 25¢ per minute. Calls to Alaska and Hawaii are 21¢ per minute; Only customers who live in Regional Bell Operating Centers qualify for service. 
 



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Unitel Frequently Asked Questions... 

Q. When does Unitel Send me a bill?

A. Calls are billed monthly by direct mail.

Q. Who is the underlying carrier for Unitel?

A. All customers are provisioned to Global Crossing (Frontier).

Q. How will I know if I'm switched to Unitel?

A. Just call (toll free) 1-700-555-4141 and listen for "Global Crossing" (or Frontier).

Q. What do I do if I miss my verification call?

A. Just go to our order form and re-enter your order. (You will not have to re-enter the entire order, just your phone, email, and zip code.) Our software will detect that you are already in the system, and prompt you to trigger another verification call.

Q. What are the Unitel billing options?

A. Unitel is a direct-billed service, which means customers will receive a separate statement each month for their service. You may also arrange to pay for your service automatically each month by credit card or direct checking withdrawal.

Q. What are the billing increments?

A. The length of your calls are measured (and billed) in 6 second increments. The minimum length of each call is 18 seconds.

Q. What are Unitel's PICC and USF fees?

A. The FCC imposed PICC fee is $0/line Residential; $3.75/line Commercial. The FCC imposed USF (Universal Service Fund) of 7.7% will be charged on all interstate and international calls.

Q. What does Unitel charge for local long distance?

A. There is no separate rate for local long distance service (intraLATA). These calls are billed at your in-state rate.

Q. What does Unitel charge for toll free calls originating from a payphone?

A. If you have toll free (inbound) service, and someone calls your number from a payphone, there is a 35¢ surcharge (that goes to the owner of the payphone).

Q. Does Unitel offer calling cards?

A. Yes. The rate is currently 14¢ per minute for domestic calls. International rates vary. A 35¢ surcharge will apply to any calls you make from a payphone.

Q. Does Unitel credit switching fees?

A. Yes. Please copy your local phone bill with the switching fees on it and send it in with your first Unitel payment, the amount of the switching fee will be deducted from your bill.

Q. Does Unitel offer Account Codes (PACs)?

A. Yes. They offer both verified and nonverified Product Account Codes (PACs). Use this form to order these.

Q. How long should provisioning take?

A. Please allow 10 days for the switch-over to take effect. Do not change your long distance with your local phone company unless specifically instructed to do so.

Q. Who do we contact for provisioning problems?

A. Click here to report any problems. 
 
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OPEX offers 2 long distance calling plans for your
telephone needs:
1) 1+ Interstate Rate 4.5¢/min USA 48 States.
xxx  1Plus Intra-State Rate click here 
  No PICC fee for residential lines and 1st commercial line
  $2 monthly billing fee is waived if your bill is over $20
  Optional Inbound Toll-Free Rate 4.5¢/min $2/month for 
    the first inbound line, and 53 cents for additional 
    inbound line.
xxx  International Rates click here 
  Billing is in increments of one minute with a
    one minute minimum
 
    
) 1+ Interstate Rate 4.9¢/minute 
1-Plus Intra-State Rate click here 
Monthly Fee none* 
Inbound Toll-Free Rate 4.9¢/min 
Inbound Toll-Free Service $2/month** 
International Rates click here 
Billing Increments 6 seconds 
Minimum Call Length 18 seconds 
 
 
*A $2 billing fee is waived if your combined bill is over $20
**$2/month for the first inbound line, and 53 cents for each additional inbound line 

  
 OPEX eBill is a secured electronic invoice. OPEX will provide users a convenient monthly email
 notification to initiate access to the current month’s invoice. 
 Cost: FREE 
 OPEX Paper-Bill is a regular hard-copy monthly invoice
 send via US Mail. Cost: FREE 
 OPEX Combo-Bill is a combination of both eBill and Paper Bill.  
 OPEX will send you an electronic notification of your bill as well as hard copy invoice send via US Mail.  Cost: $1.99 

  
Receive an 8% discount by prepaying for your OPEX service! 
The minimum prepay amount is just $20 for residential customers 
and $50 for business customers. 
There is a 99 cent charge every time you have to recharge your account. OPEX will charge the pre-pay increment to your credit card or checking account upon signing up with OPEX's Service. All additional charges to your credit card or checking account will be on a recurring basis when your OPEX Service has used up 90% of your pre-pay increment. You may change your pre-pay increment at any time. 
Pay your OPEX bill with Auto-Pay, which will automatically deduct your monthly balance due from either your checking account or any major credit card. 
 Pay your bill yourself, via check sent through US Mail, every month. 
 

  

 To switch your long distance to OPEX, simply click here to
 find out what our rates are in your area and to begin the 
order process. Your information is only used *strictly* for
 the sole intention of setting up your long distance accoun
t. Your information will never be sold or given to any thir
d party. 
To apply for service, use the links below to dire
ct you to our online or printable offline application forms
: 
 

 
 

   


  
1-Up to 100 FREE State-to-State Minutes! (applied to sixth 
month's bill)
2-Low state-to-state and in-state rate. (from 4.5 cents/min
!)
3-Low inbound toll-free rates. (billed at your 1+ interstat
e/in-state rates)
4-Low monthly minimum charges. (another rarity)
5-Online signup makes it easy for you to switch your long d
istance securely right over the internet!
6-Deep Discounts. (8% off if you pay by Pre-Pay)
7-Online Customer Service. (24 Hours/Day - 7 Days/Week) 

  
Terms of this service are subject to Cognigen policies and 
its carriers' tariffs. State-to-State rates,In-State rates,
 and minimum usage fee may vary based on your location. Up 
to 100 free state-to-state minutes will be credited on your
 sixth month's bill. Calls to HI, AK, PR, Guam, and USVI ar
e 23 cents/min. Minimum usage fee may vary and applies if u
sage is less than $20.00. $2.00/mo fee for inbound toll fre
e service, per account. FCC imposed USF fee of 7.71% and a 
PICC fees apply: $3.25/line for additional Commercial lines
 (the first commercial line and all residential lines are f
ree of charge). All residential orders for customers in Cal
ifornia and South Dakota must be voice verified regardless 
of whether or not an offline order has been submitted. The 
customer may use the voice verification system which is alr
eady in place, or may verify by using the new dial-in optio
n at (877)455-9964, where a verification # will be given an
d reported on the LOA by the customer/agent. Commercial acc
ounts will not be effected by this new process.  
 

 
  HOME | OPEX Main Page | FAQ | Customer Service 
Who is OPEX?

How does the 100 Free Minutes work?

How do we offer such low rates?

How will I know if I'm switched to OPEX?

What are the billing increments?

Does OPEX offer calling cards?

Does OPEX offer Account Codes (PACs)?

How long should provisioning take?

Who do we contact for provisioning issues?


What are the charges for toll free numbers?

Is there a minimum usage fee?

Do you offer toll free service from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii?

Q. How does the 100 Free Minutes work? 

A. You will receive up to 100 free state-to-state minutes on your sixth months bill. If you make less than 100 minutes of 1+ interstate long distance calls, we will only credit you the amount of minutes you actually used, up to but not more than 100 minutes. 

Q. How do we offer such low rates? 

A. OPEX is a carrier. We buy our network in bulk from a large nationwide network provider called Global Crossing. Since we buy in such bulk, our rates are deeply discounted. We do not have the high advertising costs of a major carrier, so we pass along the savings to our customers. It also allows us to spend our money to provide better service.

Q. How will I know if I'm switched to OPEX? 

A. Just call (toll free) 1-700-555-OPEX (6739). If the order has been provisioned and switched properly you will hear "Thank you for making OPEX your Long distance company". If it has been more than 72 hours and this is not the case please check to see if you have a pic freeze on the line with your local phone company.

Q. What are the billing increments? 

A. [For the 4.5 program] The length of all your calls are measured (and billed) in 60/60 (60 second minimum then 60 second increments thereafter).
[For the 4.9 program] The length of all your calls are measured (and billed) in 18/6 (18 second minimum then 6 second increments thereafter).

Q. Does OPEX offer calling cards? 

A. Yes. The rate is $.149 per minute. There is no connection charge, however there is a $0.35 surcharge when used from a payphone.  There is a $.99 set up fee per card.

Q. Does OPEX offer Account Codes (PACs)? 

A. Yes. They offer both verified and non-verified Product Account Codes (PACs).

Q. How long should provisioning take? 

A. Please allow 4 to 10 days for the switch-over to take effect.

Q. Who do we contact for provisioning issues? 

A. Click here or call to report any issues.

Q. What are the charges for toll free numbers? 

A. $2.00 a month for the first line and $0.53 a month for each additional toll free line.

Q. Is there a minimum usage fee? 

A. Yes. If your monthly usage is less than $20, there will be a $2 minimum usage fee.

Q. Do you offer toll free service from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii?? 

A. Yes. We offer inbound toll free service from Canada (26.1 cents/min), Alaska (36.8 cents/min), and Hawaii (24.5 cents/min). When you order toll free service, you will need to indicate that your wish to have "extended area coverage".

Click Here to switch your long distance service to OPEX 
 
 

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Long Distance Carrier

Best Interstate Rate/Min

Monthly Fee

Billing Increments

Minimum Call Length

Unitel Long Distance
Direct Billing
Business and Residential users
4.5¢ No Monthly Fee if bill is
greater than $15,

otherwise $2*
6 Seconds 18 Seconds
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OPEX Discount Long Distance (prepay for 8% discount.) (Autopay, e-bill or paper bill) Commercial/Residential 4.5¢ $2 monthly fee waived if usage greater than $20* 60 Seconds 60 Seconds
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PowerNet Global
Direct Billing
Commerical/Residential
4.5¢ $2.5 monthly fee waived if usage greater than $15*
(No PICC fee for Residential lines and 1st Commercial line)
60 Seconds 60 Seconds
___________________________________________________________________
Capsule Communications
Direct Billing
Business and Residential users
4.9¢ $1.99 monthly fee waived if bill is
greater than $20*
30 Seconds 50 Seconds
___________________________________________________________________
TTI National Discount Long Distance
Direct Billing
Business and Residential users
5.9¢ includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, USVI $3.95* 6 Seconds 18 Seconds
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Iphone Bill
Web Billing
Commercial/Residential
Variable: as low as 2.9¢ NO Monthly Fee* 6 Seconds 60 Seconds
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PLANET Earth
Web Billed
Business and Residential users
6.9¢ $10 minimum or choose the 7.9¢ plan with no monthly fee* 60 Seconds 60 Seconds
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QWest Business
Direct Billing
Commercial and high volume users
6.7¢ $25 Minimum* 1 Seconds 60 Seconds
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* FCC taxes such as PICC, USF applies where applicable.

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