Yikes! No Sprint long distance (LD)?
I ordered a new land line last week and requested Sprint as the LD carrier. When I called Sprint yesterday to ask for a flat rate package, Sprint said no new LD accounts! Without Sprint, there seem to be few options but the relatively astronomical Innovative .10 and .7 per minute rates. Does anybody have another LD carrier that I can call? Innovative was not aware of any besides Sprint and a company out of Puerto Rico that seems to have gone out of business. I'm in limbo, though. I've made LD calls on the new phone and according to Innovative they are billing through to Sprint (no Innovative LD charges showing). Maybe I'll wait and hope to get a Sprint bill, then ask them to give me a package...
Sprint is one of my cell carriers. (I also have ATT cellular, but they no longer do regular residential LD, just VOIP, which I also have. As you can see, I've got several phone options covered...). I have an excellent Sprint LD plan for my other STT land line, but alas, Sprint tells me that while they will keep me as an LD customer on that line (they probably have to as per the FCC or something), they WILL NOT offer new LD service as of last week.
We skip the trouble of dealing with a long distance phone company and just use a calling card. I don't know if this would suit your needs or not, but it's perfect for us. We have the 800 number and calling card number programmed into our cordless phone so there's no need to remember all those numbers each time you want to make a call, and the card can be recharged with a credit card over the phone.