It’s less expensive to make the call yourself.
Operator-handled calls require the immediate assistance of a person working for Bell, and potentially someone working for another phone company. Because of that human intervention, there is an operator-handled surcharge for this service that is over and above any long distance fees.
The surcharge varies based on things that include your location and the location of the person you’re calling, the method you are using to pay for the call, and other factors.
If you want to make an operator-assisted call, ask the operator what the surcharge will be.
Learn more about saving on your long distance calls by visiting our rates page