for W3c validation
So, I got some more SPAM mail recently (so annoying) – this time from Comcast trying to get me to switch to their internet, cable, and phone services. The real key for them is that, to get the great deal ($33 per month), you have to sign up for all THREE services. That means $99 per month. I pay $50 a month for internet alone from Qwest right now. I would definitely switch if Comcast gave me internet for $33 per month, but not if I’m forced to sign up for the other services.
The point is not the cost — it’s that I have absolutely zero need for a home phone, yet they try to cram it down my throat anyway. I get free long distance on my cell phone. I have voicemail. My cell phone is always with me. I can send/receive text messages. What can a home phone provide that I don’t already have with my cell? Nothing.
People don’t need home phones anymore. Even my parents cancelled their home phone line. Telephone providers need to get over it and find a new stream of revenue, or face extinction.