Long Distance Wars Present Consulting Opportunities

Between AT+T, MCI, Sprint, and all the 10-10-pick-a-number services that exist right now, picking a long distance carrier is getting more and more confusing.

Today, MCI announced an extension of its residential "5 cent Sundays" to include 5 cents a minute every weekday evening, and all day Saturday. These prices are the lowest US consumers have ever been offered. Long distance companies are fighting for market share to bundle total phone services including phone, internet, fax, pager, cable and cellular services.

All this confusion may lead to consulting opportunities for today's savvy CPA. Your clients can probably use the help...

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