Lose the Landline, Consider the Web


With federal regulations on how much phone companies can charge expected to end next year, there's a chance your home phone bill could go up.

AT&T's California customers recently saw the monthly rate for basic home phone service jump 20% to $16.45, up from the 23% increase last year.

And even if you're not ready to give up your landline home phone yet, it's smart to be prepared in case your home phone rates rise and you want to find something better.

Here are a few options for cutting your home phone bill: