According to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio officials, long distance service prices may be going down. When SBC bought Ameritech, one of their goals was to provide long distance service. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio laid out a few stipulations for SBC in order to do so. PUCO Commissioner Don Mason said SBC went through a series of audits, which they passed. Next, he said PUCO then recommended to the Federal Communications Committee that SBC be granted approval for long distance service. But Mason said another interesting thing regarding phones happened in Washington this week called local number portability for cell phones. This allows a customer to take their cell phone number and move it around to a local number or to another cell phone number. Mason said with more competition in the long distance area, providers are offering more incentives. This will level off prices or help bring them down.