Jersey City, New Jersey
Save money, Cancel your Touch Tone service
Verizon is the local phone company here on the East coast. They still charge people extra for 'touch-tone' service! I recently noticed they are now charging $2 a month for this. The is a complete rip-off, and there is no need to pay it.
Call Verizon and cancel it. The modern phone equiptment can't turn this feature off. They would like for you to pay extra for it, but if you cancel it, your phone will work exactly the way it did before.
It became too much of a hassle to support pulse-only phones. When they are doing maintance on the phone lines, the phone tech's don't want to have to pulse dial the ANI code. It's almost like removing the HBO filter from your cable line - except this one is free and legal.