The news about Fairpoint's situation is getting darker all the time, with even state Public Services Commissioner Dave O'Brien acknowledging bankrupcty could be coming down the road for the landline telephone service provider.
Errr, hello? Right now, you can't even get through to the darn company to purchase telephone services. Alert BFP reader Jeff Hill just informed me that if you dial FP's residential service toll-free number, you get a recording telling you the number can't be connected and try again later.
I checked it out and he's right. The message from the mechanized operator voice on the other end of the line went like this: "We're sorry. You're long distance call cannot be completed as dialed. Please try your call again later or call your carrier for assistance."
But how do you do that when Fairpoint IS your carrier?
-- Sam Hemingway