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Monday, November 15, 2004

Telephone Bill Exorbitant? Help Below!

Have you looked at your telephone bill lately? If you haven’t you need to! Competition abounds in the telecom industry, especially with the advent of VOIP technology (the ability to have a landline that transmits over the internet). Call your telephone provider and tell them you would like them to review your bill. Many times they have a plan that will save you money. If not, call a competitor and negotiate a better deal.

Another option is going with one of the internet phone companies. The best value seems to be with Vonage. The cost is only $14.99 a month for 500 minutes anywhere in the US or Canada. The price goes up to $24.99 for unlimited usage in the US and Canada. Your bill can’t be cheaper than that. Check out the Vonage website and see for yourself, the features you get would cost you hundreds of dollars a month with traditional service.

If you are tech adverse, now might be the time to get rid of your landline completely. In the 2004 election, the lack of traditional phone service in many homes became an issue with polling. Imagine that…pollsters were unable to annoy a whole segment of the population thanks to cell phones. Add to this the fact that cell phone service is down right cheap, and you have a formula for savings and convenience.


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