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the Cost of Phone Installation and Repair

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$ 20
Jul 2007
Tampa, FL
Technician took good care of us  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Three phones and phone lines installed  more... close row
$ 75
Feb 2007
Barberton, OH
Technician was great and on time  more... close row
$ 225
Dec 2007
North Canton, OH
Get a quote before installation  more... close row
$ 30
Jun 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Installation for new phone company  more... close row

Description of service

I had my phone service switched over from one carrier to another. The new carrier charged a $29.95 installation fee. They did not come out to my home, they just switched the service over and informed my old company that I would not be using them anymore.

Review of Service

I felt this was a lot to pay for the company to basically flip a switch. I am, however, told that this is a pretty normal amount to pay. They did deal with my current phone company which was nice. I did call to request my service be disconnected anyway, just to make sure it was done. I was informed that it was done the day my new company said they did it. When I called to have it installed with the new carrier the service I got was less than I wanted. They rushed through and didn't really explain things to me very well. All in all I was less than pleased with the experience.


I was told by a friend that when they tell you the price for installation if you ask them they will reduce it to get your business. I wish I'd done this as I don't think flipping a switch and making a phone call is worth $29.95.

$ 115
May 2007
Brighton, CO
Charged after hours fee because technician was late  more... close row
$ 100
Mar 2008
Sparta, NC
Second phone line and fax access  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2007
Chesterland, Ohio
Installer did not properly filter phone line  more... close row
$ 50
May 2006
Delaware, OH
Service was very bad and unhelpful  more... close row
$ 50
May 2008
Prairie City, IA
Big problems with phone installation  more... close row