The Ohio Consumers? Counsel this week warned local telephone users in Ohio to be on the lookout for impending fee increases from Verizon on several popular calling features. The increases include:
Verizon local telephone service subscribers in Ohio should review their local phone bills to see if they are being charged for any of these services. Consumers who find that they rarely use these optional calling features should consider getting them removed from their accounts to avoid the higher fees. Fee increases like this are a good illustration of why it is important for all consumers to periodically reevaluate their communications needs. Be sure to not only compare the plans available from the carrier you are currently subscribed to, but also plans offered by other local service providers. In many areas of the country, there is likely to be a competing local exchange carrier that may be able to beat the deal that you are getting from your current carrier on basic service and the cost of additional service enhancements such as Caller ID and Call Waiting.
Source: Telecommunications Research and Action Center. http://www.trac.org