Lots of interesting reading comes out of the European Union (sometimes). On this occasion I continued to study the report that provided me with the VoIP league tables yesterday.
This time I noted the change in the cost of fixed line telephone calls over the last ten years or so.
The chart tells me that on average, and making it easy on myself by using a £>E exchange rate of 1 we in Europe were paying around two pounds for a ten minute long distance call ten years ago. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
Of course it isn’t necessarily easy to figure out how much you are actually paying for a national call these days because for consumers it often comes as part of a bundle. In fact the long term outlook has to be flat rate charge covering all calls. It would certainly remove a lot of billing costs.