UWG receives a specific allotment of free intra-national long distance minutes per month from Synchronet. Intra-state calls over that allotment are billed at around 5 cents per long distance minute. International calls are billed at the current rates.
Users on the system can make local phone calls (i.e. no long distance charges apply) to most of the numbers in the 706 area code which includes Athens, Dalton, and Rome.
Please note the reverse is not true (i.e. users in Rome, Dalton & Athens still have to pay long distance charges to call UWG phone numbers) and calls from Centrex lines will still incur long distance charges to most 706 area code numbers.
Please refer to the Synchronet LATA map for which areas are local calls for PBX users now.