Ok – now phone prices are getting silly. Using a service I found two days ago called Telediscount, my parents can call me when I’m in holiday in Japan at a cheaper rate (1p per minute) than when I’m only 12miles away from them in the UK (around 2-5p per minute.
It was bad enough that I can now could call the States for 10p per minute via Komtel, but with Telediscount – 1p per minute?!?
Somebody please explain to me how it can be cheaper to make a transatlantic international phone call than it is to call the house next door? (NTL charge me a minimum of 1p per minute off peak, 2p on peak for local calls – US calls via Telediscount’s 0844 8 610 610 number are 1p per minute at ALL times!). And, no, you don’t need to “sign up” to telediscount or anything – just start calling.
Oh – it gets better, using their 0911 50 101 50 “Premium rate” number (15p per minute) – I can call UK mobile numbers at, I believe, less then the rate the mobile phone operators charge the network(s) for terminating call charges.
Cheap telephone (phone) calls ahoy!