death of the landline
It is now more expensive to make a call on a landline than on a mobile phone.
BT charges 8p/min not including insane call setup charges.
My mobile has a 8p/min charge with no setup costs so its now cheaper to call via mobile!
Bundle mintes are 4p/min - which is cheaper than the current bt call setup charge :-)
My last BT quarterly bill was ~60UKP for six calls each lasting less that two minutes which is why we no longer have a BT landline.
Instead we have a virgin phone and DSL. We have skype/sipphones for abroad and the landline gives free 1 hour calls to other land lines.
Our mobiles provide unlimited 3g internet and texts and 250 minutes of calls for 10ukp/month
which is cheaper than the bt line rental and has internet access thrown in.
Oh and before I forget BT have started charging extra if you no longer "make minimum calls".
We have been stung for 8.30 in the current bill for a sold as "free" caller display service.