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We Don't Care. We Don't Have To.

I don't understand how it is that my local phone company can charge me ten dollars for changing my long-distance and in-state carrier (from GTC to ECG). Does that make sense to anyone? The change had nothing to do with them, as far as I can tell.

Even in this era of telecom deregulation, it's still true: “We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.”


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Dec. 23rd, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
there are obviously processing fees to shut down your own account. I actually think there is a legitimate regulatory reporting fee to transfer carriers (when I dropped all long distance at my old place, I had to pay such a charge because there's a filed regulatory listing with some state or probably federal agency) though.
Dec. 24th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
Phone companies suck.
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