May 13, 2009

Verizon sells all Indiana Land Lines

All Hoosiers should pay close attention to their next few phone bills to see what happens since Verizon has sold all Indiana land lines to Frontier for over $5 billion dollars.

"Consumers would be well-advised to watch their phone bill to see if it changes in format or amount," says Martha Buyer, attorney and regulatory counsel for the Society of Telecommunication Consultants. It's entirely possible that customers with bundle discounts might wind up paying a la carte prices for each service. Since any changes will take between three and 12 months to implement, Buyer says, check the inserts in your phone bill in the upcoming months to see what, if any, deals Frontier will offer former Verizon customers.

Lucky for me, we're on FIOS, Verizon's fiber optics line for phone and Internet (not for TV, though).

Update: This article makes me wonder if all Verizon in Indiana is under transition... maybe I'm not so lucky after all.

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