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    Default long distance charges

    Verizon suddenly started charging $4 per month to have chosen their long
    distance (ie, just to HAVE Verizon long distance). For two lines, that was
    $8 per month for nothing (especially for me -- I'm mute and don't have a
    TTY line yet). There was a thread here saying that you don't have to sign
    up for long distance service and could use something like those 10-10
    numbers if you want it. So I wrote to cancel Verizon's long distance but
    they refuse to cancel it unless I designate a replacement. Please help;
    what can I do? I HATE Verizon.

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    Default Re: long distance charges

    Verizon is totally WRONG. If you request to have your long distance removed
    then they have to do it. I went through the same thing with AT&T. I called my
    local service company and told them I wanted to cancel all long distance and
    they took AT&T off my phone. Send Verizon a certified letter stating you will
    no longer accept them as a long distance carrier and will no longer honor any
    bills sent to you. Kim in MI



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    Default Re: long distance charges

    Refuse to pay the bill. They (Verizion) tried to pull that on me a
    few years ago (they bought out some carrier and we didn't know about
    it) and they kept sending us a bill for well over $100. Then it was
    less than that (they said they would settle for like 30%-40% of the
    ORIGINAL bill. We never sent them a penny. You are required to
    choose a long distance carrier. That has been the rule for several
    years. For several years we were with one of those 10-10 companies.
    At first They charged a $4.95 monthly fee then 10 cents a minute.
    Then they dropped the monthly fee and it was 5 cents a minute. It
    was that way until recently I called them to have a call removed off
    my bill that I did not make. They said they would remove it, but
    they never did. While I was on the phone with them, they asked me if
    I was aware that they were gonna start charging a monthly fee again.
    I said NO I wasn't, and asked how much it was gonna be. She said
    $2.95 and that the rates would remain at 5 cents a minute with a 10
    minute minimum, but that if I didn't make any long distance calls that
    I would not be charged the monthly fee. So I started shopping around
    and found a company that is 4 cents a minute with no monthly fee, so
    we will see. We don't make many long distance calls and I felt that
    that $2.95 would be better spent paying down my bills. Especially
    with as little long distance calls as I make. I am gonna look into
    getting a Sams Card so I can buy those AT&T pre paid calling cards.

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