[PLUG-TALK] TelCo bills

Larry Brigman larry.brigman at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 21:15:43 PDT 2019

Multiple years ago after getting a faster than DSL ISP service, I switched
to a VOIP provider.
That dropped my phone bill to ~10 /month.  About 3 years ago, I shopped
around as the old
VOIP provider was going up the bill.  I swapped over to voip.ms.
I have been happy the Canada provider with provisioning offices multiple US
I now only pay monthly for the DID number (for incoming calls) and the
e-911 service.
Other than that, I pay by the call.  Since you put money on an account, I
only refill the account
about 3-4 months with $25.  It has been rock solid except for the ISP
outages which are few
and far between.

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 8:38 PM Russell Senior <russell at personaltelco.net>

> >>>>> "Rich" == Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> writes:
> Rich> My landline/internet service is provided by Frontier Comm. and the
> Rich> bills increase every month. The customer service rep checked my
> Rich> statements from last September and said the only increases are in
> Rich> the various fees and taxes added by everyone from municipalities
> Rich> to the federal government.
> Rich> Is everyone seeing these monthly increases, too?
> It is important to bear in mind that there is no price regulation
> whatsoever on internet service. They can charge whatever they want. Your
> choice is to subscribe or not. Further, there is a federal prohibition
> on taxing internet access. There may be fees added on your telephone
> service, but passing them on to you is the carrier's choice, not the
> government's. I was being charged $7-ish/month by Centurylink for an
> extended service area (e.g. North Plains), despite already paying for
> nationwide long distance. All of their innovation occurs in their
> billing department.
> --
> Russell Senior, President
> russell at personaltelco.net
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