Mine did, so I was going to change..I found out I can only go to the local bell system, no one will (can) take ya as a new customer...THIS SUX! Be warned...If you do change phone service right now to your local BELL you can't change back, or anywhere else for that matter. Mass Market Local Circuit Switching. Incumbent LECs have no obligation to provide competitive LECs with unbundled access to mass market local circuit switching. http://www.fcc.gov/headlines.html Back to the days of NO competition I guess.