Home telephone service is a utility bill one probably doesn't think much about. And why will one think about it when their prices never change. A recent study by the Utility Consumers Action Network shows that prices for common services like call waiting and unlisted number requests have skyrocketed. Since 2004, call waiting is up 86 percent, while keeping your number out of the phone book costs 346 percent more, the study found. New Networks Institute which investigates the lingering impact of the breakup of the old AT&T has found that one impact is higher bills. As evidence, he points to one of the basic phone bill service cost $7.63 cents in 1980 but $39.36 in 2006. Subscribers to the old local telephone service have probably noticed similar bill creep, no matter where the live.
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