What is the Presubscribed Inter-exchange Long Distance (PILD) charge and how is it calculated?
The Presubscribed Inter-exchange Long Distance charge applies to multi-line business customers in certain markets who are presubscribed to the company’s long distance service. It also applies to local customers who have not selected a presubscribed long distance provider. It’s billed at a monthly rate of $4.31 per line. Rates for Centrex and voice grade T1 lines may vary by market. The PILD charge is not subject to any discounting and does not contribute to any monthly minimum usage guarantees. Customers subscribed to the company for both interLATA and intraLATA long distance service will be subject to a single monthly PILD charge per line. (In most cases).