What is a local rate call?

A local rate call is a call to a phone number that is available nationally but the call is billed the same as a local phone call.

Most local rate numbers exist in countries where local calls are billed per call (or per minute) instead of a monthly flat rate amount.

They are an option that is between a regular long distance charge and a toll-free (or freephone) line where the cost is free to the caller.