Saving on Phone Bills
April 5, 2004
Phone customers can save money by avoiding three common practices:
- Signing up for inside wire plans. These plans, which have a monthly
charge, act as an insurance policy if something goes wrong with the wiring in
your house. But these problems are so rare that the plans typically are a
waste of money.
- Choosing premium local calling service. These services let you call
additional towns, but it may be less expensive to have a basic service and just
pay the extra charge when you call those communities.
- Picking expensive long-distance providers. Rates aside, many providers
round their charges to the next minute. It's better to pick one that rounds to
the next six seconds.
Maine Public Advocate's Office