On 30 Aug 2004, at 09:20, Paul Jakma wrote:
> Secondly, their pricing plans can be a bit mad, particularly per-call
> charges for /received/ calls (and i guess for messages too) seems to
> be common. Which probably doesnt help.
AIUI cell phone pricing in the U.S. is for 'airtime', not for calls.
Cell phones have geographic numbers, and call pricing is like other
call pricing in the U.S. - calls to a range of other numbers are free,
other calls are toll calls. This means that as a cell phone user, you
pay to make AND receive ALL calls, and you pay more for some calls you
make than others.
I was educated in this when I borrowed a cell phone in the U.S. When I
handed it back, I said "I used you phone for about 30 minutes but it's
O.K. - it was to an 800 number". The call was free, but the 30 minutes
of air time were not :-)
> btw, isnt this OffT? ;)
Oh yeah, and has been from early on. The first couple of messages have
vague mutterings about syncing to Linux, but it went downhill from
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