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The Telecom Digest for July 14, 2011
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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:53:10 -0500 (CDT) From: John Mayson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: CALLING AMERICA: PHONE ZONES AS ALTERNATE STATES Message-ID: <alpine.OSX.firstname.lastname@example.org> This is rather silly and the article doesn't explain it very well. They analyzed data to see where certain counties call the most. http://bigthink.com/ideas/39249 -- John Mayson <email@example.com> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:28:50 -0700 (PDT) From: 1506 <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Metro PCS type Service in UK Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Jul 8, 4:52 pm, "John Levine" <jo...@iecc.com> wrote: > >Does anyone know of a UK eqivalent of the US Metro PCS cellphone > >service? Metro PCS offer unlimited use for a monthly flat fee, > >USD40.00 [in the] US, and USD50.00 International. > > US carriers tend to have lower cost high volume plans than UK > carriers. Also, there's no UK carrier with coverage as limited and > spotty as Metro PCS so it's hard to make a direct comparison. > > O2 offers unlimited talk and text for £46.00 month to month, £41.00 on > a 12 month contract if you bring your own phone. Most carriers offer > unlimited texts or unlimited calls to landlines as an option in their > £20 and up plans. > > Note that the UK prices are the real prices, while the US prices > invariably also charge a variety of taxes and fake surcharges. Thank you, That is a real help. I will check out their international rates for calling back to the US. If they are reasonable, o2 will fit my needs.
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