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Rates to Mobile phones

SteveA
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Rates to Mobile phones

I had to spend some time on the phone yesterday to someone who is on 3 Mobile. I hadn't noticed that although the rates to most of the mobile providers is 9.75p per minute it is actually 20.5 per minute to phone 3.
I assume that this is down to 3's incoming termination costs being very high.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6498101.stm (March 2007) states that
"Ofcom's charge controls will apply to Hutchison Whampoa's 3 unit and other providers of 3G services, as well as 2G network operators who were previously subject to regulation.
The regulator said that 3 would be subject to charge controls of 5.9 pence per minute - a reduction of 45% from existing charges.
The average wholesale charges for Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile will be cut to 5.1p a minute - a reduction of about 20% for Orange and T-Mobile and 10% for O2 and Vodafone. "
I know that these are the target figures for 2010 but its nearly 2009 now and it looks like 3 are just sitting on their fingers letting the cash roll in