I signed up for MCI phone about 6 weeks ago. About 5 weeks later, they finally connected my service. I just got my first bill -- for one day of service! $3.33 for the day, plus $8.30 in taxes and surcharges. I think that they are crooks. I ordered service by the month, and they never told me what these taxes and surcharges would be. For info on MCI price gouging, see Bye-Bye MCI.