On Sun, 25 Oct 2015, Eric Christopherson wrote:
Actually, in many areas of the US, they had local
dialup numbers that
connected to their service through Tymnet and/or Telenet, so long
distance didn't apply. Maybe in rural areas those access points were
still long distance, though. But AOL itself had per-minute premium rates
for quite a while.
3 years ago, when I stayed at my mother's house taking care of her, it
took me a month to find out that she did not have unlimited local calling!
Adding DSL on the phone account reduced the phone bill a lot.
That house is now mine. AT&T DSL here sucks.