>> As you can see, during peak time 1891 numbers are > 50% cheaper than local
> calls (AFAIK 1890 numbers are charged at local call rates - they're just a
1890 is charged at local rates to the end user , but the service provider
(ISP or business which 'owns' the 1890 number) pays the difference between
the local rate and the real rate.
Which means nothing if the caller is local, but if I own a 1890 number
which is terminated in Dublin, and you call me from kerry - you get
charged local rates, and I pick up the difference between the local
rate and the national rate.
Which means that it's very bad news for ISPs who typically have users
on for long periods of time.
> means of giving ISPs one access number for everywhere) and off peak they're
> < 25% cheaper but still cheaper. Minimum charge for either is 6.288c incl.
> VAT so diald / ISDN setups for auto off should be different for 1891 numbers
> than for local - once you make a 1891 call you've paid for 195 seconds
> (peak) but for a local/1890 call you've only paid for 75 seconds.
>> Perhaps this can kill this particular discussion, at least until Eircon
> change their rates AGAIN.
Of course, if you're getting your telecom service from someone else
then things are different again :-)
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