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Re: [Latest draft of Internet regulation bill]

  • From: Richard Cox
  • Date: Sat Nov 12 20:22:14 2005

On 13 Nov 2005 00:56 UTC, Leo Bicknell <[email protected]> wrote:

> The sad thing is, these are not things with a precise definition.
> You can invision defining "Long Distance" before there were cell
> phones, and it might not have included them.  Of course, I think
> if you stop anyone on the street and ask if they can call a cell
> phone using their long distance service they would stare at you
> blankly with a "of course, why wouldn't you" kind of response.

Not at all.  In many parts of the world "Long Distance" still does not
include cellphones.  Even calls from the USA to Europe or Australasia
(over the cheaper networks) will not complete at all if a cellphone
number range is dialled.  On other networks there is a price uplift.
(It didn't used to be like that in the olden days, though!)

Richard Cox