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Old January 6th 19, 10:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.mobile
Theo Theo is offline
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Default Landline use falls

R. Mark Clayton wrote:
https://news.sky.com/story/landline-...nfold-11599229

Why might that be?


Lots of reasons:

- inclusive minutes on mobiles
- relatively cheap PAYG mobile mins (3p/min with O2 and Three)
- Ofcom forcing down mobile termination fees (enabling the above)
- Facetime/Skype/WhatsApp/etc over-the-top calls
- international calls via calling cards/specialist SIMs/VOIP providers
- business VOIP
- people using their mobiles more for everything else, so why not calling?

It's rather curious that wholesale prices to call a UK landline are ~0.2p/min
(hence all the cold call scams) but retail prices from a PSTN phone are 100x
that. Seems that BT et al take a lot of the blame for this death spiral.

Theo