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Stop Verizon New Jersey from going into Long Distance --- It costs you more money.

Verizon New Jersey has applied to enter the long distance market in New Jersey. This would be a very bad action that costs you money -- and it should be stopped. There are a number of reasons why TeleTruth takes this position

First and foremost, Verizon should not allowed to enter Long Distance today because they are still monopolies and their networks are still not open to competition. But how does that effect you? You might think --- Why shouldn't Verizon go into long distance anyway?

Anyone who pays a phonebill in New Jersey knows there's something wrong.... All those local phone charges can't be correct -- and they aren't! Verizon/New Jersey still charges for Touchtone service --- a service that costs $0 to offer, and has been removed in most states.

Without competition, Verizon has and continues to overcharge you. We estimate that Verizon costs each residential customer an extra $200 in inflated prices and extra fees.

By allowing Verizon into long distance, you are telling regulators it's OK to be ripped off..... What's worse, the state Board of Public Utilities, (BPU) has denied you a voice in this decision to date. They have decided to let Verizon into long distance without even having any public hearings.

Right now it's up to the FCC to make the decision to allow or not allow Verizon into Long Distance.

But there are other reasons that you should help us stop Verizon.

First, They charged your for a fiber-optic network you never got --- that's right. Over the last decade they were able to change state laws in their favor to charge customers for a rewiring of the state with fiber-optics. Instead they kept the excess money. Read our free report. documented the New Jersey fiber-optic fiasco.

Secondly, we estimate that 50% of all New jersey phonebills have problems. --- That's right. According to the Teletruth Auditing Division, there's a good chance that you're paying for services were never ordered, double billed, etc. In some cases, you may be paying for some services that do not even exist.

Join our "Send Us Your Phonebill" campaign. It's Free and you may be entitled to a refund.

Even Verizon's labeling of services on your bill is innaccurateor misleading. For example, Verizon states that "The FCC Subscriber Line Charge", is "mandated" by the FCC. It is not and the money goes to the Bells, not the FCC. --- It's cost you $60 dollars a year extra!

Thirdly, we beleive you're owed about $200 --- Just read our information about the Bells' profits. How is it that these companies are making 250% above the Business Week 500? They're supposed to still be regulated and profits are supposed to be "fair and reasonable" Sadly, they got a great deal of this money through their promises to rewire the state.

But most importantly, the Bell companies still control New Jersey's phone networks and there is not enough competition to lower prices. So, what can you do?

The Tele-Truth will set us free,

Tom Allibone, Director of the Teletruth Phonebill Auditing Division, Founder, Teletruth New Jersey Chapter.

Bruce Kushnick, Chairman TeleTruth, Executive Director, New Networks Institute

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