Benchmark Prices for Phone Services

Benchmark prices allow you to easily compare what you are paying for various services.


Competitive costs for hosted Voice over IP service are in the range of $18 to $25 per month for each VoIP phone. The cost depends the number of phones, the types of phones, and the cost of access to the cloud. Some local and long-distance calling is often included in the price. 

Business Local Lines

AT&T offers a monthly rate of $28 for business local lines in Illinois, under its CompleteLink rate plan. These lines, also called POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines, are still often used for fax lines, elevator phones, dial-up modems, alarm lines, and other special uses. Without the rate plan, the current monthly charge is $93. 

Local and Long-Distance Calls

Competitive per-minute rates in Illinois are between 1 and 2 cents for both local and long-distance calls within the state, and between 2 and 3 cents for long-distance calls to other states.  

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