Tuesday, August 29, 2006

BellSouth DSL and Verizon DSL raise prices through trickery

The federal government stopped taxing your DSL lines for the universal fee fund. This is about a cost savings of $2-$3/month off your bill. This happened last week -- but you may notice next month, your fees are still the same! Why is that? Because BellSouth and Verizon have "padded" new fees to replace the universal fee tax.

For years, the telco industry have lobbied Congress to remove the tax from DSL lines to provide cheaper Internet. Ok, so the tax is gone, but how come they replaced the tax with more fees? What happened to the savings they promised the consumer?

Nice trick.

Consumers! Please email or write your BellSouth / Verizon consumer relations office and let them know what you think.

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