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Old 09-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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What does a land line cost where you live?

Here in MO it is about $35
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Was in the high 20s for us IIRC, but then we changed to Ooma and now pay less than ~$14/month with unlimited US calls (premier package).
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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IIRC, low 30's for basic service, plus long distance. The truly sick thing is ~40% of that is in gov't fees & taxes. I would dump the land line tomorrow if I could get reliable cell service at my house.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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It costs about $25, but includes 150 minutes of long distance calls out each month. We've almost never gone over that.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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IIRC, low 30's for basic service, plus long distance. The truly sick thing is ~40% of that is in gov't fees & taxes.
Yep. They advertise the line @$16.95 but with all the access fees/taxes/etc it's around $35.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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When we cancelled ours a long time ago, it was around $35 or $40 in SC.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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About $25 per month including all the governmental required fees and taxes Here in NW PA. Does not include long distance(which we use our cell phones for anyway).
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
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In Alabama it's $20 a month for basic service ($35 including all the fees, surcharges, and taxes).
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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What is a land line? Oh yeah, I had one a long time ago.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #10
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Including all taxes, fees, and other charges, basic phone service went up from $22 about 10 years ago or less, to $29 today, and that is without any long distance service. Also, during that time they tried at least 3 times to "crash" me (I think that is the slang term?) by adding long distance service without any request from me or notification from them about it.

Completely ridiculous and soon I am going to cancel it completely.
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Don't forget that it is negotiable. You don't know the real rate until you call up and threaten to cancel.
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We still have a land-line. We were under $10 a month, but needed internet. Our internet comes in through our land-line since we don't have cable. Add $22 for DSL internet, so the bill is $32.04 a month including all taxes, etc.
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MS must have the highest rates of anyone. With fees and all(no long distance) $41/mo. I'm getting about ready to drop it too. Might try Magic Jack or some other internet service just to have a backup for my cell phone. It does go out sometimes.
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My rate is $33 per month but includes unlimited long distance calling.
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Got rid of the landline in 2007, but iirc it was $40/mo.
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My rate is $33 per month but includes unlimited long distance calling.
I have unlimited long distance call, too. It is called Google Voice.
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We're in earthquake country and on the edge of the city so dicey cell reception. About $41/mo.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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I qualify for low income service. Here in California, it's called California Lifeline. I get a landline with local calling for $7.46/month. For long distance calls, I use

Cheap International Calls, Internet Fax, VoIP, Call Forwarding, All Pay-As-You-Go in OneSuite

and get most long distance through them for about 2c/min. My total long distance bill is < $3/month, so total phone bill including long distance is ~ $10/month.
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Usually 40 bucks with 30 minutes of LD, DSL bill $45 A month, OneSuite for calls back east. We hit the big time this summer when Verison put up a cell tower about 20 miles away, since we are high in the mountains we can get a weak signal at times.

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$31, I have long distance separate and that is something like $.10/min or less with no fees. Cell is too sketchy where I live, and internet isn't reliable enough either.
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