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Posted: 11/28/2005 12:35:46 PM EDT
My friend is at Fort Benning, I am going to send him a letter. Do I have to put postage on it? I don't really care, it's only $.37 but for some reason I think it's free. Am I crazy?
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 12:39:35 PM EDT
Yes do have to.

The exemption is for members in war zones to send letters home.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 12:39:39 PM EDT
Yes, you do, and he has to use postage,too, until he gets deployed overseas.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 12:47:43 PM EDT
That makes sence, thanks.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 10:22:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Yes do have to.

The exemption is for members in war zones to send letters home.



Which always confuses me because a lot of the "Support the Troops" organizations say they use the money to buy stamps and phone cards for the troops. Both are free when in theater last I checked.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 10:22:50 AM EDT
39 cents actually.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 10:17:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
39 cents actually.


37 cents waay back when this thread started
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:06:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 11:08:25 PM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
Phone cards are not free except what the VFW sends us. We can call back to DSN morale limes when we call home, and if it is a local call from where the DSN switch is we called the call is free, otherwise we use phone cards to cover the expense from there to the calling destination, billed at stateside rates.

Now in places like Kuwait with the AT&T phone centers set up the rape you on the rates, so we always go the DSN route. Our only option here is DSN via VOIP via sattellite to a DSN stateside switch, call the 800 number on the phone card, and dial the number we are calling.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:17:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
Phone cards are not free except what the VFW sends us. We can call back to DSN morale limes when we call home, and if it is a local call from where the DSN switch is we called the call is free, otherwise we use phone cards to cover the expense from there to the calling destination, billed at stateside rates.

Now in places like Kuwait with the AT&T phone centers set up the rape you on the rates, so we always go the DSN route. Our only option here is DSN via VOIP via sattellite to a DSN stateside switch, call the 800 number on the phone card, and dial the number we are calling.



I didn't mean phone cards were free but you cleared tha up for me. I didn't realize ATT7T set up phone centers. I was under the impression that all of the calling centeres were free. The ones I had used when I was down range were DSN linked to DSN switchboards, but they switched the call to a local number and it never cost anyone a cent. AT&T charging troops is an insult if you ask me...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:21:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
Phone cards are not free except what the VFW sends us. We can call back to DSN morale limes when we call home, and if it is a local call from where the DSN switch is we called the call is free, otherwise we use phone cards to cover the expense from there to the calling destination, billed at stateside rates.

Now in places like Kuwait with the AT&T phone centers set up the rape you on the rates, so we always go the DSN route. Our only option here is DSN via VOIP via sattellite to a DSN stateside switch, call the 800 number on the phone card, and dial the number we are calling.



Or MARSGRAMS. They are free. It is also possible to get a telephone patch through via MARS.

If you have a message that is short and too the point, look up your local MARS operator.
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