TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Verizon Raising Rates on Many of its Services in Ohio

Re: Verizon Raising Rates on Many of its Services in Ohio

Steve Sobol (
Sat, 12 Aug 2006 11:27:47 -0700

Mr Joseph Singer wrote:

> Somehow this "logic" escapes me. Verizon is *increasing* rates for
> extra services when the competing services from VOiP and cellphones
> are *including* all these services in the base cost of service. By
> that logic increasing the price of services will make the services
> more desirable?

If I was going to raise costs in the face of declining numbers of
customers, it would only be to recoup some of my lost revenue, not to
entice new customers to sign up. I wonder if that's their reasoning.

> Is it any wonder that traditional phone companies are worried for
> their very existance? I guess it makes as much sense as increasing
> the cost of coin phones to "compete" with cellphones.

Same thing, maybe?

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