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Re: Getting rid of land line?

 On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:16:40AM +0000, John Chambers wrote: 
> Our land line is monopolized by Verizon, which I don't like  as  much 
> as  anyone else, but a minimal service (local calls only) might be an 
> acceptable alternative if it's cheap enough.  I did find somewhere in 
>  a  mention  of  an  "unlimited  local  calling" plan for 
> $19.64/month, which still seems a bit high for "ambulance  insurance" 

A few years ago we used to have basic metered service with Verizon before one 
could get dsl on a dry pair with Speakeasy. That was about $12 or so. Add all 
the taxes, surcharges and 'recovery' fees and the monthly bill came to a 
little over $20 iirc, and that was without any outgoing calls. 


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