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    • gjchester
    • By gjchester 1st Apr 10, 8:59 AM
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    • 1st Apr 10, 8:59 AM
    OFCOM reduce termination charges - Bet it makes our bills go up.
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    • 1st Apr 10, 8:59 AM
    See

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8598181.stm

    Basically the termination charge will fall and porting will be easier.

    Why do I think that we'll see other charges rise, and 18 month contracts vanish, with 24 and 36 month contracts to become the norm, as well as paying more for a phone.
  • jammin
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    • 1st Apr 10, 7:18 PM
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    • 1st Apr 10, 7:18 PM
    Does anyone know why Three has such a larger termination charge than other UK mobile networks?
    • eljmayes
    • By eljmayes 1st Apr 10, 7:54 PM
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    • 1st Apr 10, 7:54 PM
    See

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8598181.stm

    Basically the termination charge will fall and porting will be easier.

    Why do I think that we'll see other charges rise, and 18 month contracts vanish, with 24 and 36 month contracts to become the norm, as well as paying more for a phone.
    Originally posted by gjchester
    I think that 24 month contracts will become the norm, can't see many people signing up for 36 month contracts because of the relatively cheap prices of SIM only handsets.

    I'm worried that the 30 day rolling SIM only contracts may disappear although with smaller operators coming into the marketplace this may not be the case.
    • gjchester
    • By gjchester 1st Apr 10, 8:22 PM
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    I think that 24 month contracts will become the norm, can't see many people signing up for 36 month contracts because of the relatively cheap prices of SIM only handsets.
    Originally posted by eljmayes
    A year ago you's have said this about 18 month contracts, with 12 months being the norm..
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 1st Apr 10, 9:02 PM
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    I can't ever see a time when I'd sign up for the same phone and tariff for TWO YEARS, anything can happen in that time! I'd rather go PAYG or SIM only and pay out for the handset.
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    • redux
    • By redux 1st Apr 10, 9:18 PM
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    • 1st Apr 10, 9:18 PM
    Does anyone know why Three has such a larger termination charge than other UK mobile networks?
    Originally posted by jammin
    ... and why after months of their mendacious Terminate the Rate campaign, they've increased the price to new customers of their outgoing calls to 25 pence a minute, a jump of over 100% from the 12 pence of not long ago?
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    • 1st Apr 10, 10:02 PM
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    • 1st Apr 10, 10:02 PM
    ... and why after months of their mendacious Terminate the Rate campaign..
    Originally posted by redux
    Yes, I saw Three's Terminate the Rate campaign.

    Unless I've missed something, is it not incredibly hypocritical? Calls from non-Three networks to Three are higher than calls to other mobile networks. This would be due to Three's more expensive termination charge, would it not?
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