Last bill from ameritech for my landline, now switched to MCI local:
Bill: approx $45, now $7.97 when a credit was applied for service paid for but not used...
MCI local first bill: $30
I saved +$10 already this month. Plus my money doesn't go directly to the most anti-competitive phone company on the planet. (they may get money for the "last mile", but it ain't much). :->
Considering my LD provider charges $0.029 cents a minute, billed in 6 second increments for in-state long distance, I'm saving a hell of alot of money on telecommunications bills :-)