18185 rates

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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NicholasNicholas Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
Don't get me wrong, it's great to have cheap mobile rates ie 5p a minute, but I was checking on a few places, and it's only 0.5p minute to ring a mobile in the USA.

So let me get this right....if I was to ring someone say in California, over 5000 miles away would only cost me 5p (+4p connection charge) for a 10 minute call, yet if I was to ring someone's mobile 50 feet away it would cost 50p (+4p connection charge) for the same time. 10 times as much. Crazy:confused:

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  • HeinzHeinz Forumite
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    I think that's simply because they have a different mobile charging system in the USA & Canada - the subscriber pays to receive the call.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • NicholasNicholas Forumite
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    Thanks - I never knew that. If that's the case, I prefer it the way it is here. Sounds 10 times as bad as someone trying to reverse the charges.
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