# How can I calculate the cost of a call?

To calculate the cost of a call, you have to factor in a few elements:

• The usage (the length and direction of the call)
• The phone number
• The prefix
• The duration of a call

#### Example: Outbound call with regular number

Here’s an example illustrating how to calculate charges for an outbound call to a UK number.

• The prefix is "4420."
• The call duration is 70 seconds.
• The outbound pricing for UK numbers with prefix “4420” is \$0.0031 per minute.
• The cost for the call would be: \$0.0031+ \$0.0031= \$0.0062.
• The cost of a phone number in the UK is \$0.80 per month.
• Total cost = \$0.8062

Note: The phone number is charged on a monthly basis. The above charges are just an example.

You need not purchase a phone number from Plivo to make an outbound call.

Detailed pricing information is available on the Plivo pricing page.

#### Example: Toll-free number

Plivo supports outbound calls using a toll-free number only in the USA and Canada. Here’s an example of making an outbound call using a toll-free number in the US.

• The prefix is “1907.”
• The call duration is 70 seconds.
• The outbound pricing for US numbers with prefix “1907” is \$0.1790 per minute.
• The cost for the call would be: \$0.1790 + \$0.1790 = \$0.358.
• The cost of a phone number in US is \$1.00 per month.
• Total cost = \$1.358

Note: The phone number is charged on a monthly basis. The above charges are just an example.

You need not purchase a phone number from Plivo to make an outbound call if you have an existing toll-free number.

Detailed pricing information is available at the Plivo pricing page.

#### Example: Inbound call with a regular number

Let us consider an example of an inbound call in the United Kingdom.

• The call duration is 70 seconds.
• The inbound pricing for a UK regular number is \$0.0050 per minute.
• The cost for an inbound call is \$0.0050 + \$0.0050 = \$0.01.
• The cost of a regular phone number in the UK is \$0.80 per month.
• Total cost = \$0.81.

Note: The phone number is charged on a monthly basis. The above charges are just an example.

You must purchase a phone number from Plivo to receive inbound calls.

Detailed pricing information for inbound calls is available on the Plivo pricing page.