If you call Qwest to cancel your landline service, they'll offer 50% off your bill for four months in honor of the economic downturn. I assume it doesn't include long distance. Sounds like Qwest is hemorrhaging subscribers. Probably should call to "cancel" your service anyway. Editorial: Hey, Qwest. Want to keep subscribers? Don't send a disconnect notice the first month of service if payment is a few days late. Especially when the customer's cell provider is much more casual about mistakes and *gasp* always gets paid. Next, quit trying to upsell every time a subscriber calls. Multiple times per call. You're so desperate for a date, you're driving people away. Third, market your landline service in a logical, non-fear inducing fashion: As a low priced, reliable communications service for the place where people spend most of their time, their home, where 911 is most effective, which works when the power's out, and is easy to subscribe to and pay for. Of course, you'd actually have to lower the price and make is easy to subscribe. Say from $13 to $7 to bring final bills from $20 to $15, and have the web sign up actually work. Yeah. I can't imagine why you can't keep subscribers. Making a "dead" technology more deader and all.