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Quote of the Day - I don't own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get ahold of me, they just say "Mitch," and I say "what?" and turn my head slightly. - Mitch Hedberg

California PUC Lifts Price Limits On Land Line Phones

Will you switch from a land line phone to just your cell phone as your sole phone number?  The California Public Utilities Commission just pulled off the gloves in the state's regulation of the price of telephone land lines.  The phone companies convinced the PUC, who voted 5-0, that competition from Internet and cable companies will keep prices low or otherwise in check.  As a consequence, there will be no limit on the price of residential land line phones. 

It doesn't matter to MIPTC; somehow my cell phone company has figured out how to keep my cell phone from receiving signals while I'm at home, where my residential land line is located.  I can't do without my land line.

You don't need to run right out and cancel your land line, however.  The elimination of price controls doesn't take effect until 2009. 

By then, they will have figured out how to implant your cell phone in your back molar, and you won't even need a land line. 

Posted by J. Craig Williams on 8/27/2006 at 11:55 Comments (0)


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