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said by PhoenixDown:Ummm I see a *small* flaw in your argument.
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.
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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