Are there other residential phone companies other than AT&T, Verizon etc.?

I'm trying to save money on my resendial phone service and wanted to know if there are other companies out there other than the major players such as AT&T & Verizon. I live the Los Angeles area.

3 Answers

  • joe r
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    i have found a list of all of the CLEC (competitive local exchange carriers) registered in california.... on the FCC website...

    there are 197 companies.... but, just because a company is a registered CLEC in the state of california does not mean that they resell phone service to the public... some large corporations become clec certified so that they can run there own switch, and lease whatever lines or services that they need from the iLEC at wholesale rates... other companies offer services only for other telecom companies... and magic jack for some reason is a registered CLEC in all 50 states (ymax)

    somewhere on that list you will find a few reseller companies that will provide telephone service to the public....

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Free Government Mobile Phone -
  • B
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Look into the local CATV companies and Magic Jack. Magic Jack advertizes service for $20. / yr. You could also use a cell phone. Look into Sprint and T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

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