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PhoenixDown
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reply to ricep5

Re: Follow the money

Why should we care about where the money goes in the backend?

If company A wants to charge $5 for caller id when it costs 1 cent to provide then Company B will sell it cheaper. This is especially true with everything being package deals now a days.
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KrK
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said by PhoenixDown:
If company A wants to charge $5 for caller id when it costs 1 cent to provide then Company B will sell it cheaper. This is especially true with everything being package deals now a days.
Ummm I see a *small* flaw in your argument.

Exactly how many local Telcos do you have to choose from?

Me, I have exactly one. SBC. Oh, I do have the choice of picking #1 (SBC) with various other resellers on top of it, adding extra charges.

But it's all still SBC. It's not like I can pick up the phone and say "I want my service thru Bellsouth" or "Change me to Qwest" or "I'd like to try Verizon".

Nope. It's all just 1. SBC.
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