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    Question What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    Hi, I'd like to know the opposite word of toll-free call.
    Is "pay call" correct or understandable?

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    I found examples of 'make a paid call' on https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...a+paid+call%22
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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    I'd call it a ​charged call.

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    'Paid calls' seems more common than 'charged calls' according to https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...0calls%3B%2Cc0
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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    That Ngram tells us nothing about the context in which these two pairs of words are used. Many citations could be, for example, of doctors who paid calls on patients

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    If the opposite is a toll-free call, it seems logical to me to call it a toll call.

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    In the old days of monopoly phone service, calls that were outside of your local calling area were called "toll calls."

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    What about "chargeable calls"?

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If the opposite is a toll-free call, it seems logical to me to call it a toll call.
    I made a mistake in my question. I should have asked, "What do you call calls we have to pay the charge?"

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    Re: What's the opposite phrase for "free call"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasmin39 View Post
    I made a mistake in my question. I should have asked, "What do you call calls we have to pay for?"
    Your original question was perfectly understandable.

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