Lifeline support will be stopped and landline phone bills will go back up.
The telephone company wrote us a letter saying that by the end of May of this year, lifeline support will be stopped and landline phone bills will go back up.
The telephone bill will rise to a higher monthly rate, because our lifeline support will end.
That said, I called the telephone company and asked if they had any better deals. The thing is, our telephone landline already is over 25 dollars per month, and that is with the lifeline support. The regular price will go back up to between 35 and 40 dollars per month. That would be about as much as it would cost to pay for a Cell phone a month.
With our landline service, we only have the convenience of using our in house answering machine and we do not have the following extra services such as: LONG DISTANCE, CALL WAITING, BUSY CALL WAITING, BUSY CALL FORWARDING, ANONYMOUS CALL BLOCK, CALLER ID, CALL RETURN so we only call locally and receive local incoming calls on our landline telephone.
The customer service representative told me I would be able to waive the cost of installation of a new high speed modem and service to both landline phone and high speed internet under the new plan and by agreeing to a 1 year or 12 month bundle offer, which I accepted, we would have download speeds up to 100 megabits per second. As I just found out, we had been getting only 12 megabits per second download speeds and there were buffering and modem disconnects off and on for many months especially when my wife was using her tablet while I was streaming videos on my PC.
The ending price per month with the new service would come to about 3 dollars more than current billing price and the added speed and newly installed WiFi modem will be an improvement, but there is a catch. After 12 months, I might get sticker shock when the prices of this service package returns to the regular price.
At that time, I will either accept the increase of opt for another deal. It's just that for the next 12 months, after the technician comes over and does the installation and upgrades, and we get new password keys for the new WiFi modem, I might be pleased with the upgrade or maybe I won't even notice any changes.
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