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Pac Bell, US West rate increases
I just received and posted the details of the Pac Bell rate increase
I've also posted articles by various people about what to do to
protest the Pac Bell and US West increases. Highlights of both increases
These increases are clearly outrageous, and could well kill ISDN.
Who can afford a local service which in one month can cost more
than the fairly expensive ($175-$350) equipment needed to connect to it?
Pac Bell's filing contains one very interesting sentence:
Increased usage charges are not being proposed for Centrex lSDN because
there is very little local usage over Centrex ISDN lines (e.g. most local
calls are unbilled intercom calls).
which seems to imply that Centrex service is very cheap to provide
because calls within a single CO are cheaper than normal local calls.
If this is so, perhaps both utilities should be required to pass those
savings on to home ISDN customers who call within their own CO,
for instance, for those lucky enough to have an Internet Service Provider
on the same CO.
310 442 2280
Los Angeles, CA & Bellevue, WA
Pac Bell Usage Rates:
Centrex rates: increasing by $8/mo.
Old Each Additional Minute New Each Additional Minute
Day $.0105 $.0210
Evening $.0073 $.0146
Night/Weekend $.0042 $.0084
Home rates: same as business, but with 20 free hours of offpeak/month.
(Thanks to David Frankel <firstname.lastname@example.org> for scanning in
the paper copy and providing it to us!)
U.S. West Home ISDN Rates:
monthly $63 $184