Turns out, I get billed every time someone calls ME and leaves a message on my voicemail even though I pay a separate monthly fee for voicemail service. But, get this: Essentially the only people who call me on my home phone are telemarketers (yes, even though Im on the Do Not Call list). So this means Im paying for telemarketers to call and harass me at home! Its the final indignity.
When I complained to the Verizon lady about this, she suggested I sign up for a bundled package bundling my phone and Internet bills together to save money. Yet when I started firing off questions about the bundling, it became clear that the deal would cost me MORE money each month than I was already paying, because I would have to upgrade my services to qualify. Hmm, how does spending more money save me money? Maybe THAT is the final indignity.