said by mlerner:
Come on JF it's a cash grab, they make millions off it.
What if it costs Bell $20 to provide the service ? If the base rate is $17.25 and they tag on a $2.75 touch tone fee, then it isn't a cash grab because the total reflects the real costs.
So you would have to prove that the base costs covers the costs associated with the touch tone and that touch tone hardware was fully amortized decades ago.
Proving that the base fee covers all the costs of the telco (especially when all those costs are expressed in proprietary "#") is a tall order.
You would have more chances of getting the CRTC to conform that Bell would be allowed to start VoIp service that would not be regulated throughput its territory, even in areas where POTS is still regulated.
Bell wants to get rid of POTS, just like he wants to get rid of its pay phones.