On 31 Dec 2009, at 10:30, Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
> Aidan Keady wrote:
>> I tried to send from a Three 'phone and it didn't work, so maybe it only
>> works from Meteor.
>>>> I can't see any mention of a similar service on other networks - without
>> that, it's not much use as Meteor will only
>> tell you if the number is on their network or not. I suppose it narrows
>> things down a bit :D
>> This is a very strong argument for the telecomms regulator in Ireland
> to force mobile telcos to charge the same charge for all calls to
> mobiles - since there is no (practical) way for the consumer to
> determine whether a call to a mobile number is the same network, or a
> different one (and if a different one virtually zero chance of
> determining which one that is.)
Actually, the consumer (meaning the vast majority of people affected) DO have a way to determine the former. Both O2 and Vodafone provide a tonal indicator at the start of a call to let the caller know if the call is going outside their network. This is of course useless in the context of the current discussion, but would be bound to be the answer received if you brought the matter up with the regulator.
> I'm generally pretty anti-regulation, but a few things that a couple of
> commercial unregulated industries have thrown up recently are making me
> reconsider my position.
Some of my best friends are libertarians . . .
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