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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 05 Feb 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 21 : "text" format

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FX charge for local line?!Phil Smith III
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <53d9b10f-bb3d-4438-b2db-870c53676644@googlegroups.com> Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:41:13 -0800 (PST) From: Phil Smith III <phsiii@gmail.com> Subject: FX charge for local line?! 25 years ago, we moved to this house and got a new phone number. At some point, I noticed a 72-cent-per-month FX charge on our bill. Given that we hadn't asked for a number to be ported, that made no sense, so i called Verizon. They had no idea, promised someone would call me back. Of course that never happened. Over the last few years, I've asked several times. At 72 cents a month, it wasn't worth a lot of my time, obviously. Today I had a few minutes and was curious, so I called again. Once we got past the rep going away for ten minutes to find out what an FX line was (which he then tried to explain to me), he got me a supervisor, who spent another 20 minutes on it, eventually saying that the only way to lose the charge is to change the number. Did a lookup on localcallinguide.com, found that it's at the local CO: http://www.localcallingguide.com/lca_prefix.php?switch=RSTNVAFMDS0 -- as are all of my neighbors (I recognize all of those exchanges). Next will be to ask a few of the neighbors if they're paying FX charges. Seems like this is pretty simple: Vz is charging for something they shouldn't be. OTOH, I don't know what "Washington Zone 19" vs. "Herndon" means in the "Rate Centre" (British spelling?!) column. We'd be one of the "Washington Zone 19" NXX. Any ideas? ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 05 Feb 2016

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