[TriLUG] wired telephone service
jc.jones at tuftux.com
Fri Jul 18 09:46:33 EDT 2008
I was under the impression that other wired telcos had invaded the
I thought I had heard someone at our church had switched to a company
called MCI from Bellsouth, but that was a couple of years ago.
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Jeremy Portzer <jeremyp at pobox.com> wrote:
> James Jones wrote:
>> I am not ready to completely divorce myself
>> of a wired telephone, but I would like to reduce my costs as much as
>> possible on a plain old telephone service for my home.
>> I am in Wendell. Other than AT&T/Bellsouth, what other options are
>> there for me. Ones that are much less in cost?????
> I'm guessing you've moved from somewhere else that has deregulated local
> phone (PSTN) service for residential customers? This isn't available in
> North Carolina yet as far as I know. Residential customers are still
> pretty much stuck with the ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier). If
> you are a business there are plenty of providers available when you get
> into the realm of digital multi-line service, but for single-line analog
> service there's no competition yet. This lack of competition is part of
> the whole reason people are so gung-ho about VoIP options.
> It's worth checking to be sure you're on AT&T's cheapest plan however.
> BellSouth used to offer an extra-cheap plan that had very little local
> calling area, but charged per minute for most calls. I'm not sure if
> this is available any longer but it's worth digging for, if you're not
> going to use the phone much.
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