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I need a new phone company, stat

Boy, am I sick to death of watching my AT&T cell phone bill climb 30 percent a month despite no difference in usage. This must stop. I need advice for the best way go about bundling satellite tv, internet, land line and cell phones.

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  1. Kelly,
    We switched to Charter about a year ago under a bundling deal that got us phone service for $20 a month. We've been extremely happy with our Charter Internet service and find it convenient to have their unlimited long distance package. Promotional deals expire and prices go up, but I personally find there are two advantages to using the cable company versus the phone company: 1) The cable company has a local office, so when push comes to shove, you can go down there and talk to a live person about whatever your issue is; and 2) whether or not you end up saving much money by switching, it's nice to have the flat fee instead of being nickled and dimed to death.

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  2. Consumer Reports issued a study in February 2008 regarding Who's Who in bundling TV/Phone/Intenet. It's on consumerreports.org.

    In case you don't subscribe to Consumer's On-line:

    Verizon FiOS (fiber) was first with scores of (scale 0-100 surveyed consumer satisfaction) Internet: 84; TV: 84 and Phone: 82.

    AT&T/Dish were 6th: Internet 72; TV: 70; Phone: 74

    Dead last was Charter:
    Internet 61; TV: 59; Phone: 68.

    If you want nuts and bolts information, the Consumers article is worthwhile.

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