That is a dedicated one like AT&T, SBC, etc.
The thing is, we pay a runty little company for long distance, but for the past few months, my wife´s been using one of those dial 5 numbers, then 1, then the number services for the few intra- and interstate calls we make. But even so, we still get billed $5 and change/month for Runty Dumpty´s willingness to stand by and do essentially nothing (to my knowledge) to earn it.
So, my question is, have any of you Dopers discontinued your standard Long Distance service completely and without incident? Or have you gotten flak from your local telephone company to the effect: “You must have a dedicated long distance provider and it might as well be us!”?