When aaccepted a collect call from a customer, she had no idea it would run more than $45. And no idea that's just what collect calls from pay phones cost in the mobile age. ...
[Barbara] James' bill from Network Communications International showed about $37 for the quick call, about $5 in regulatory fees and taxes, and about $3 for a "billing cost recovery fee."
NCIC president Bill Pope says the tiny number of collect calls makes such prices inevitable.
--Associated Press on how not to mooch a phone call