This is not a prank. Calls to mobiles set to plummet & PAC codes issued quicker than lightning
We realise that this fantastical story is the stuff of dreams and could be regarded as an elaborate April Fool’s hoax, but it really isn’t. We speak of course about the news that… calls to mobile phones from landlines could be cheaper from 2011.
No, no, don’t scoff and walk away – it’s really real and has come straight from the mouth of the horse with ‘Ofcom’ painted on its back. The telecoms regulator has caused an April 1st stir by announcing that it has slashed, yes SLASHED the cost that mobile phone firms can charge for connecting a call from another network or landline. THIS IS NOT A PRANK.
Following speculation earlier in the week, Ofcom have decreed that the cost will be reduced from 4.3 pence per minute to 0.5p by as early as 2015. The charges are believed to make up as much as 14p in every pound that callers to mobiles are charged and come after some EU ruling about something or other. Amazing stuff – only five years for the full reduction! Feel free to go out and have sex in the street to celebrate… now… because THIS IS NOT A PRANK!
But wait… there’s more! Ofcom have also announced that, from 2011, mobile customers will be able to switch providers in one working day instead of two! No, we’re serious – THIS IS NOT A PRANK. What’s more, phone companies will have to issue users with their PAC code within a maximum of two hours. It’s a victory, but a hollow one – Bitterwallet have long been campaigning for a maximum PAC-issue time of one hour and fifty-three minutes. Ah well.
THIS IS NOT A PRANK.