Preferred Carrier Freeze Information


A significant problem known as “Slamming” is currently taking place in the telecommunications industry. Slamming is the illegal and unauthorized changing of your chosen telecommunications carrier. Previously, 3 Rivers Communications verified with the customer all requested carrier changes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) however has prohibited us from performing this service.

In order to minimize the expense and inconvenience which may result from “slamming”, 3 Rivers Communications offers its subscribers the protection of a “freeze” of their carrier, either local or long distance. Subscribers may freeze the carrier providing any or all services; however, FCC Rules require a separate authorization for each servi