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Please share your experience purchasing local landline service from a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier.
posted by audi alteram partem to work & money (13 answers total)
I’d like to keep my landline. I don’t want to continue paying AT&T a base rate of $17.85 for their supposedly “bare bones” measured rate service which with taxes and fees comes to $30.11 per month.
According to the Texas PUC, there are a number of Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
operating in my state. Before spending time calling them for rates, I’m curious whether I’m likely to find truly competitive prices that would undercut AT&T.
If you have experience purchasing from a CLEC, please describe their rates and service compared to the major telcos. If you have experience with a CLEC in the Austin, Texas area, that’d be great, but I’d be interested in hearing any experiences in the US.