Information Systems recently negotiated new contracts that provide reduced rates on some telephone services, resulting in an expected savings of $500,000 per year for the Institute.
Rates for installations, basic analog and digital telephone services and voice mail services will not change at this time.
The new calling rates, which took effect in June and July, are as follows.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ $0.04 per minute for eastern Massachusetts (617, 508, 781, 978 area codes)
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ $0.15 per minute for western Massachusetts (413), out of state, and Canada
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ $0.15 per minute or higher, depending on country called, for international calls
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ $0.60 per call for calls to directory assistance outside of MIT
Billing under the new rates is based on a full minute, with partial minutes rounded up. The same rate applies seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with no additional per-call charges. Based on the new rates, MIT users can expect an overall savings on their calls.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 27, 2000.