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  1. #1 Call cost 
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    Hello,

    What is the best way to calulate call cost if you have:

    Total calls' duration (T) = 50 minutes
    Number of calls (N) = 22 calls

    And first two minutes are charged $0.5 and $1 for others.

    Many thanks.

    Best regards.


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    You need more information. It really depends on how the calls are distributed. If you did 21 really short calls, and had the last call last most of the time it will be much more expensive than evenly pacing 22 calls out.


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    If you wanna save your money you should call for two minutes 21 times. First calls cost : 21*0.5$/min*2min = 21 $
    After that you've spent 42 minutes of your total calls' duration. Remaining time : 50 - 42 = 8 min
    So the last call costs : 2min*0.5$/min + 6min*1$/min = 7$
    TOTAL: 21 + 7 = 28$
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    As long as each call gets the full two minutes, the rest of the time can be distributed however you want.
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    Yes, it's true the only important thing is not to overcome 2 minutes in more than 1 call.
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