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AT&T, like many other phone carriers, offers a lot of choices for phone plans because not everyone needs the same features when it comes to residential phone service.
Some options to consider when comparing phone service include AT&T's "quad-play" package, which includes unlimited local and long distance residential phone services, satellite TV services, DSL Internet services, and wireless services. It costs roughly $133 per month and for $103 per month, you can get the same features, minus satellite TV.
The lowest cost residential local phone service is AT&T's CallVantage plan, which is offered at $19.99/month and includes voice mail and soft phone service. Long distance calls under this plan are charged at 4 cents/minute.
Another great deal for those who prefer the advantages of a land line phone over VoIP (911 service and phones will still work in the event of a power or Internet outage) is the AT&T All Distance Online Select. This plan features unlimited national long distance and local dialing for $39.94/month. Phone and wireline protection services can be added to this plan for a small additional amount.
AT&T long distance plans include specific plans for customers who call one specific international country more frequently. Some of the offerings include the AsiaSaver 60 Plus Plan that adds 60 minutes of free callng to Asia and the Phillipines for an additional $8.95/month, and the Unlimited Canada Calling Plus plan which provides unlimited calls to Canada for an additional $5.95/month with qualifying services.
Do you travel frequently? The AT&T Calling Card is perfect for making calls home that you don't want to show up on your hotel bill when turning in expense reports. You are guaranteed a low rate, and bypass expensive hotel service rates.