DC DSLThere's a reason I'm Command.Premium
Verizon beat them to it
Verizon started doing this like 5 years ago. They imposed a $6 minimum monthly charge if you didn't make at least that much in LD calls per month. I wound up switching to the Freedom Essential bundle with my DSL and "unlimited" LD. I still make few LD calls on my landline, but I satisfy the criteria for calling-in to my IPKALL virtual numbers at least once a month. Several times a month, actually...and leave the line open for 20-30 minutes at a time. At least I'm supporting a free service.
"Dance like the photo isn't being tagged; love like you've never been unfriended; and tweet like nobody is following."
Why people wouldn't just cancel LD altogether and just use Google Voice, which has free LD and very cheap international, is beyond me.
Everyone, use Google Voice. You choose the number to call, GV calls you and connects you with the number that you chose, completely bypassing telco's LD. Try it. It's liberating.