A phone bill is usually considered a utility bill. Online utility bill organizing service MyEnergy includes phone bills among its "Types of Utility Bills." Although the designation is essentially semantics, a phone bill is also considered a telecommunications bill. A mobile or wireless bill isn't normally considered a utility, just your landline.
Phone Bill Utility Factors
Because your phone bill is usually considered a utility, you can likely use it to verify proof of residence with an agency that requires a utility bill with your name and street address as proof. In some cases, you can combine your local and long distance phone services with Internet and digital television into one bill. This bundling option with one provider may lead to discount opportunities.
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