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Quick Answers...Shopping

 

 

How do I choose a long distance carrier?


According to the Federal Trade Commission, the following are items to consider when choosing a long distance phone carrier:
 

  • Price (monthly fees, minimum charges, climbing rates)
     
  • Restrictions (time, geographic and promotional restrictions)
     
  • Comparisons to other carriers (are services really comparable between carriers?)
     
  • Fine print (always read it!)
     

Check your bill each month for fees or charges added by mistake.
 

For full information, see http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/lgdisalrt.htm.
 

 

 

Suzanne McGarvey, M.S. Consumer & Family Economics, Extension Associate,
University of Missouri Extension

 

Last update: Sunday, April 23, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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