With the emergence of the cell telephone it is a wonder that we have land phones at all. But everyone isn’t ready to let go of the mainstream land telephone. Years ago the only local telephone service provider was Bell. This corporate giant provided telephone services to homes across the United States with no competition. Gradually, other land phone service companies began to emerge as Bell became recognized as a monopoly in the phone industry.
Some of the earlier land telephone companies approached potential customers with great deals and calling choices. These great deals and choices weren’t available through the Bell local phone service provider and the company soon found out what competing for customers was all about. Fortunately, the competitive aspect involved in drawing customers is still very alive in the average phone service provider.
The competitive aspect of the land phone line industry has also afforded customers excellent service as well as reasonable prices on long distance as well as other attractive features. When Bell monopolized as the only local telephone service provider customer complaints were not truly on the top of the list of importance. Now the customer has some leverage because of the fact that he can opt to find another local telephone service provider if he is not happy.
The threat of losing an unhappy customer has left many land telephone line businesses presenting rational offers that hook the client. The many packages available from the average local phone service provider include great features including call waiting, caller identification (which many of us can’t live without) as well as a messaging service.
My local phone service provider contacted me soon after I chose to hire on a different phone company. I wasn’t happy with my local phone service provider and I found a better offer elsewhere. I found that the new offer didn’t involve adequate service so I made the decision to switch back.
The company welcomed me back with open arms and a credit for 75 bucks. They also switched me back without charging me a dime. The credit covered installation fees that I paid with the new local telephone service provider. I’ve had nothing but good service and a level of quality plan since returning.
I wouldn’t recommend jumping back and forth between phone companies. This can prove to be costly if you local phone service provider doesn’t welcome you generously. Otherwise, you may find yourself spending a lot of money just switching which can run between 45 and 80 bucks depending on the local phone service provider.