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IntraLATA Calls This term refers to two types of calls. An IntraLATA call is either a local call made within your local calling area, or a local toll call made outside of your local calling area but within your LATA (Local Access Transport Area).
LATAs define geographical boundaries of local telephone service networks. The LATA boundaries are drawn by the federal government and determine which phone companies can provide local and toll service for each area. Some states only have one LATA, while other states have several.
For IntraLATA calls that generate a toll, you may choose which provider you prefer. Many companies now provide both IntraLATA (local and local toll service) and InterLATA (long distance service) plans.
Calls made between LATAs are referred to as InterLATA or long distance calls. An InterLATA call could be to a different LATA within your state, to another state, or to another country.
For a guide to your local calling area, check the consumer guide in your white pages.
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