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local call in Telephone, telegraph topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlocal callˈlocal ˌcall noun [countable]  TCTa telephone call to a place near you that does not cost much money opp long-distance
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local callIt's always a local call to anywhere, at any time.The ideal bulletin board is a local call away, with a crowd you like and lots of cool shareware for downloading.Prestel is accessed through ordinary phone lines, always at the cost of a local call.And when you find one, the cost of a local call usually is just 20 cents.This means you can call them from anywhere in the country, usually on a local call rate number.