AT&T: Are They Trying to Lose Wireline Customers?

Wow, this is pretty strange behavior for a company that is hemorrhaging access lines.

AT&T (T) has unveiled plans to raise landline phone rates by more than 20 percent in California, according to both the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle.

The company plans to start telling customers next week that charges for basic phone service will jump to $16.45 from $13.50 effective January 2.

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