May 18, 2009

Thought for the day - Phone company charges

It occurred to me recently that there is a big discrepancy in how the phone company charges.

If I use my phone line to call somebody during the day - Monday to Friday - I get charged by the minute (and usually quite a large amount per minute). But at the same time (and on the same phone line) I am piping internet traffic back and forth pretty much 24/7. The cost? A fixed amount per month regardless of traffic volume.

If the phone company can afford to charge me a fixed amount per month for my internet usage, why can't they charge me a fixed amount per month for my phone calls? The line is the same, the equipment is the same, the exchange is the same. What's different?

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