Telecom Service Increase Chart

Find out how much more you’re paying since the CPUC deregulated phone service.

For Immediate Release From The Utility Reform Network

Effective Date Service Affected Percentage Rate Change Rate Change
VERIZON
(1/3/07)

Measured Rate Basic Exchange Service $.16-$.40/min → $.20-$.40/min
CentraNet only, month to month service Increase of 16-17% monthly $17.50-$19.00/monthly → $20.45-21.95/monthly
CentraNet plus toll N/A
CentraNet CustoPak Increase of 15% $26.00 → $29.95
Bundled service Increase of 17% 24 mo term $23.00 → $25.95
Unlimited Local and Toll Usage for Business $30.00 →$32.00 (local only) $25.00 → $27.00 (local and toll) All packages increase by $1.00
Feature Packages for this bundle 6.5%-16.5% increase
Remote Call Forwarding Increase of 22% $16.00-$19.50
Intralata Toll
Verizon Easy Savings Plans
Zone Usage Measurement Business Zone 2 25% and added monthly fee Night-Initial $0.04→$.05 Day-Additional $0.40 → $.05
Inside Wire Maintenance for Business and CentraNet Increase of 46% $3.95 → $5.75
(2/13/07)

Measured Rate Access Line Business Increase of 19% $19.22 → $22.95
PBX Trunk, Increase of 16% $24.05 → $27.95
PBX Term Plans Avg. 8% 12 mo term
$18.20 → $19.95
36 mo term
$16.20 → $17.95
(2/14/07) Regional Essentials Increase of 16% $32.00 → 37.04
Regional Values Increase of 19% $27.00 → $32.04
(4/4/07)

Local Package Increase of 6.5% $30.95→$32.99
Local Package Extra Increase of 6% $33.95→$35.99
Regional Package Unlimited Increase of 5% $40.00→$42.00
Local Package Lite Increase of 5% $34.95→$36.95
Local Package Elite Increase of 5% $39.95→$41.95
Intralata Toll, includes calling card and Operator handled calls Average 43%
Sensible Minute Adds $1.00 monthly
(4/26/07) Local Directory Assistance Increase of 114% $.35 →$.75 Free call allowance decreased
National Directory Assist Increase of 55% $.95 →$1.50
AT&T
(12/8/06)

ISDN BRI 25% increase monthly
ISDN Primary 7.7% for packages 1&2; 7.2% for package 3
Business Local Usage
Day Rate Local Increase of 10%
Day Rate Zone 3 Increase of 5%
Evening Rate Local Increase of 20%
Evening Rate Zone 3 Increase of 10%
Night Rate Local 30-31%;
Night Rate Zone 3 Increase of 15%
Business Access Line
Single Line Increase 5-17%
Multiline Increase 4-12%
PBX Basic Increase 5-14%
PBX Basic DID Increase 4-8%
PBX Assured: Increase 5-12%
PBX Assured DID: Increase 4-8%
(1/19/07) and (7/15/07)

Custom Calling Services Increase of 46% Caller ID $6.17 →$9.00
Increase of 55% Call Waiting, Speed Calling etc. $3.23 →$5.00
Custom Calling Service packages Increase of 6% to 10% monthly
Custom Calling Services Activation Fee 58% increase $4.75-$7.50
(1/31/07) Centrex 11% increase monthly
(2/14/07)

Local Directory Assistance Increase of 117% $0.46 → $1.00/use
Express Call Completion $0.33 decrease to $0.00
Local DA with Express Call Completion Increase of 27% $0.79 → $1.00
(3/1/07) and (7/15/07)

Call Return Increase of 111% $1.42/use →$3.00/use
Repeat Dialing Increase of 111% $1.42/use →$3.00/use
Three Way Calling Increase of 111% $1.42/use →$3.00/use
(3/9/07)

Caller ID for Business Increase of 30% $7.12 → $9.25/mo
Call Forwarding for Business Increase of 30% $3.89 → $5.06/mo
Remote Access to Call Forwarding for Business Increase of 30% $1.38 → $1.79/mo
Returned Check Charge Increase of 276% $6.65 → $25.00
CLEC-Returned check charge Increase of 276% $6.65 → $25.00
(3/30/07)

Customer Biz Saver- bundles with one year terms for small business with 1-10 lines Very complicated, lots of rates, all increased
Local Toll Usage NEW RATES:
Day average recurring per minute rate change: Increase of 45% .1000-.1200/min
Evening average recurring per minute rate change Increase of 34% .0700-.0900/min
Night/Weekend average recurring rate change Increase of 78% .0700-.0900/min
(3/30/07) and (7/15/07)

Sensible Solution Bundle Increase of 3% Increase by $1.00
Complete Solution Bundle Increase of 2% Increase by $1.00
WirePro for Landlords $2.99/mo → $5.00/mo
(5/31/07) Remove from printed directory and Directory Assistance Increase of 446% $0.28→$1.25
Business Directory Listing Service Increase of 714% $0.14→$1.00
(6/15/07) Late Charge 1.5% of past due balance over $20 →$5.50 plus 1% of past due balance over $20