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Re: How would I request the elimination of the touch-tone fee?
said by jfmezei:Incorrect. All lines whether or not the fee is being charged, can receive touch tone service...Unless you're truly in the wilderness or on a super ancient CO, all switches have been upgraded to touch tone...its just a "billing" issue...at this point...Have to wait for all those old people to die before it gets rolled into the monthly price...
Invalid, it isn't "the number of people who cannot have touch tone". Everyone can get touch tone.
But when the touch tone fee was made mandatory, it applied only to new installations and those that were already on touch tone.
Those who were on rotary at the time were given waivers where there would not be charged the Touch Tone fee for as long as their phone line remained that way.
There are even rumours that Bell spent money to block touch tone dialing on those grand fathered lines.