Long Distance Line Charge

CenturyLink charges this fee when a residential or business customer chooses CenturyLink as their long distance carrier for calls outside their local toll calling area. The fee is applied monthly to each line on the account.

Who gets the money?

This is used by CenturyLink to recover some of the costs of offering long distance service.

Who is affected?

This charge is applied to CenturyLink residence customers with CenturyLink long distance services on a monthly basis.


Previously called:

  • National Access Fee
  • Presubscribed Line Charge
  • Access Line Charge
  • Carrier Cost Recovery Charge

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