01-21-2010 01:06:06 PM - edited 01-21-2010 01:23:53 PM
I have a family plan with 1400 minutes and 10 A-List numbers. My problem is how I can determine which numbers out of hundreds of call per month I should have in my A-List. I have looked at individual line usages and tried to sort by number of minutes within a rate code (to get the daytime minute calls) but the system does not allow a two pronged sort to my knowledge. Could there not be a summary of minutes by number called somewhere?
If you cannot tell immediately upon looking at the bill, then it's probably pot luck
I only have 3 users on my plan and I just gave each of us 3 numbers and told the other two users to give me three numbers for their faves...and Since I front the money for the account, I gave myself the extra 1 #.
Keep in mind that it takes 24 hours to take effect every time you make a change.
So the way to look at this is....if you plan to make a long call to your grandparents, for example, add them to your list. Wait 24 hours and check that they are now active as an A-list number, then make the call. Then after you finish the call think about other people/businesses that you may need to call next (for example tech support for your computer) -- and add that tech number, replacing your grandparents' #, make the call then replace with a different number
That way, you know that any "long calls" will be free. But it does take some pre-lanning (but only 24 hours) to use your faves like this.
A way that I've found for me to save minutes is that my work offers an autoattendant line and if I call it, and hit *, I can then type in any extension for my colleagues. Since I always call the same number to reach my colleagues, I basically call my work for free!
My bf and I both use www.youmail.com as our VM instead of AT&T's VM, so we added the youmail # as a faves and we both check our VMs for free. If you have AT&T VM, they don't let you add that number as an A-list. So having youmail has helped save some of our minutes...But we really don't even need to do that as we accumulate about 400 RO mins a month. Can't drop to the next plan down (700 mins) as that has too few minutes. I would love to have a 1000 minute plan. That would be just right for us!