Calling you

Why is it the case that on Orange, you can call any number in the USA at any time of the day for 15p/minute, while it costs 35p/minute to make calls to anyone in the UK at peak time?

This only applies for the popular Everyday 50 tariff, but I suspect it’s still cheaper to call the USA than the UK on a number of other tariffs. Very strange, and of course, very irritating.

Another thing – it used to be the case that mobile phone coverage and prices in the USA were far worse than the UK. On my recent visits, the situation has reversed; while the USA still uses the ridiculous practice of charging you for calls you receive, the price of the packages is more competitive than the UK. Oh well… hopefully things will be shaken up when 3G finally takes hold here and voice over IP is used.

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