Phone bills are regarded as utility bills in many areas, similar to invoices for electricity or water service. As examples, in both New Jersey and Ohio, telephone service is viewed as a utility from a regulatory perspective.
Telephone bills may represent a considerable monthly expense, but a number of options are available to help individuals reduce their monthly outlay for phone service. Customers may contact their phone provider to enroll in a basic plan without extra features such as call waiting.
People may investigate consolidating television, Internet and phone service into one bill from one company. Individuals who maintain both landline and wireless service may find that they don't need both and might save money by using their mobile phone for all of their voice communications.