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Author: 1010man Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1933  
Subject: Re: AT&T Revisted Date: 10/17/2000 12:37 PM
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ZB wrote:
"I think that the LD is the major cash cow within the company, so in essence it's the major source of any intrinsic value within the company. I think if they do anything unwise related to the LD, the intrinsic value may be drastically reduced."

It is not so much a matter of what AT&T does in regard to LD. The competitive market for traditional LD, combined with Internet telephony is going to keep reducing margins big time. To see what AT&T is up against, check out online comparisons of long distance prices. Here is a site that is recommended by Fool.com:
http://10-10phonerates.com/state.html
…check out the second chart on that page that compares T's "discount" 10-10-345 plan to the competition.
Here is another Web site that compares phone plans:
http://www.abelltolls.com
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