32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for June 10, 2014
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Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:13:32 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: CenturyLink raises unlisted phone rates to $5 a month in Washington state, cites growing competition Message-ID: <email@example.com> May 30, 2014 | By Sean Buckley CenturyLink subscribers in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Wash., who want an unpublished phone number will see service rates rise from 75 cents to $5 a month, translating into a total of $60 a year. In addition to raising the unpublished rates, directory assistance will now cost all users $3 per call. The telco told the Tacoma News Tribune that the rate increase reflects the state of the competitive market. Rest at: http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/centurylink-raises-unlisted-phone-rates-5-month-washington-state-cites-grow/2014-05-30 -or- http://goo.gl/3IGlDy - - - - - - - - - - This brings back a memory: the first time I asked for an unlisted number, and heard how much they were going to charge, I asked if I had to show ID when I ordered a phone. The sales lady said that I didn't, but that I'd have to make a deposit which would be refunded after six months if I had no late bills. At the time, unlisted lines cost about $2 extra per month, so I made the deposit and gave a pseudonym. It worked out perfectly. ;-) Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) What if I've been blue now I'm walkin' through fields of flowers Rain may glisten but I still listen for hours and hours - Steve Goodman
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