10 forgotten wonders of 1980s homes

js at cimmeri.com js at cimmeri.com
Fri Jan 1 14:25:23 CST 2016

On 1/1/2016 2:52 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 01/01/2016 11:24 AM, js at cimmeri.com 
> wrote:
>> Oh, don't feel too bad.  I've only 
>> got 3.0/1.0 via Comcast cable on
>> this semi rural small mountain I live 
>> on.  But, I'm happy with it
>> given my bill is $59 / month with 
>> basic TV service (that I don't
>> use).
> Now you've done it.  For my phone and 
> internet bundle, I pay $83/month--and 
> that's with a $15 "lifetime" package 
> discount from 2005 tossed in.
> I was amazed that were I to change to 
> the lowest tier of POTS service and 
> add "Caller ID" ($10/month) and lowest 
> level DSL, my bill would be roughly 
> the same after taxes.  I'm amazed that 
> "caller ID" costs CL anything, but 
> it's one of the highest-priced 
> add-ons.  BTW, I'm also paying 
> $2/month for long-distance service to 
> Mexico, even though I've never called 
> nor received a call from there.
> Sigh.
> Chuck

Well, once you add in my $39 Vonage VOIP 
unlimited local & long distance 
telephone, now I'm at $98 for 
phone+internet+cable... so you're making 
out better than I am (unless you watch 
TV and are paying for that also).

- J.

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