Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


BDFL - Memuneh
61313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12053

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 6817 24-Feb-2006 22:31
Send private message

Orange UK is moving to landline business, following "Ofcom's Wholesale Line Rental programme, under which BT is obliged to allow operators to offer both line rental and calls to customers over its network".

It looks like they are going to offer call charges 20% lower than BT, and discounted rates for calls between Orange landlines and Orange mobile number ranges.

Interesting move... I wonder if Vodafone will follow suit, first in Europe, then here?





Create new topic
47 posts

Geek


Reply # 29432 27-Feb-2006 10:20
Send private message

I thought Vodafone are already trialling it out.. something in terms of if you are at home you use your mobile number as a lndline and roam with it if you are away from home?
Is it public information yet?



BDFL - Memuneh
61313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12053

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 29434 27-Feb-2006 10:24
Send private message

Vodafone Germany offers thie service you described. Vodafone New Zealand is planning it, probably testing with the same infrastructure Vodafone Germany is using.

The only roadblock seems to be (discussed here before) a document Vodafone New Zealand sent to the ComCom about termination charges - what is to be considered local number, landline, etc. Until this is clear the service will probably not launch.

But in Orange's case it's actually reselling landline from BT, not only offering a local number associated to a mobile phone...





1420 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Reply # 29437 27-Feb-2006 10:37
Send private message

Seems a bit backwards doesn't it? So many mobile operators talk about the death of the land-line. Goes to show that there is life in that old copper yet.

47 posts

Geek


Reply # 29453 27-Feb-2006 14:02
Send private message

I am sure an Indian company (prob Reliance) has the same thing. You can test their landline numbers (sms) and these numbers can roam. Under 1-2KM its a local call ( free) and after that its a mobile call..... Telco has grown in there....

5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29454 27-Feb-2006 14:08
Send private message

i wonder if Telus or Bell from Canada will join in too

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.