Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
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Harrisburg, PA 17101-1923

Phone: 717-783-5048 or toll free 800-684-6560
Fax: 717-783-7152


Consumer Tip for July 2003

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 (PA only)

Unnecessary Rental Fees

Some consumers still rent their telephones. In reviewing consumer’s telephone bills around the State of Pennsylvania, our office finds that many seniors still pay a monthly fee of up to $5.00 to rent their old rotary phone. Purchasing a new telephone costs only a fraction of what some consumers pay to rent their phones for a year. If you, or anyone you may know, are still renting their telephones, please help them to get a new phone, and install it for them. They’ll save enough money in one year that you can both go out to dinner!

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