I remember a wistful time in my youth were I'd sit by the stream barefoot and fish all day, and the VoIP bill would be what the man on TV said it would be....$24.99 per month.
4 years later and every government pig has figured out where the new age trough is; my VoIP service. What a shame...
I'm wondering if Verizon doesn't secretly enjoying closing the price gap of Competitive VoIP vs. Legacy VZ Landline costs to keep people from making the jump away from them...
Of course, when Verizon ends up 100% VoIP in the distant future, they won't care about taxes, and they can go back to charging for fun items like the Spanish American War Phone tax!
The reader shared his bill here:
I appreciate the letter, but note that the bill includes a $10 residential fax service, so that definitely helps bump up the bill. Otherwise, not including sales tax, you're paying about $8 a month for things no one really understands, which I think is about average.
So I'd recommend, if you truly want to save on phone costs, go all wireless all the time. Sure, it means you might have to pay Verizon again but, hey, so does Vonage.
— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading