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Globe Northwest business

Answering call for cheaper phone rates

Firm offers lower overseas charges

Alex Filippov shows off the OneSIMCard, which is plugged into a cellphone and enables the user to call from anywhere in the world for 45 cents a minute. Alex Filippov shows off the OneSIMCard, which is plugged into a cellphone and enables the user to call from anywhere in the world for 45 cents a minute. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Davis Bushnell
Globe Correspondent / July 20, 2008

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Sometimes, it's a personal need that prompts a business idea. That was just the case with Alex Filippov, a Russian émigré who, in 1994, formed Long Distance Post LLC, a Belmont-based distributor of prepaid calling cards and prepaid cellular service mainly for international use. (Full article: 674 words)

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