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Consumers to finally benefit from mobile termination rate cut

24th May 2011 Print

BT has announced that, from this weekend, it will be cheaper to call a mobile phone from a landline. The move follows Ofcom's ruling to cut Mobile Termination Rates, the rate that mobile networks charge rival networks and phone companies for carrying calls to their network, from 1st April.

Ernest Doku, technology expert at, comments: "Any BT customer that makes calls to mobiles from their landline will benefit from today's news.  This is the first significant cut in call charges to be seen by consumers since Ofcom's termination rate ruling and should be welcomed with arms wide open.

"For years, consumers have unwittingly lined the pockets of the mobile networks with hidden charges of up to 4p for every minute of every call made. After successful lobbying from the Terminate the Rate campaign, led by BT and 3, these rates were halved from 1st April. It's a welcome relief to see that phone customers now will benefit from the years of industry squabbling that has surrounded this rate cut.

"It's our only hope that now BT has set the pace, the other phone companies will follow suit sooner rather than later and make it cheaper for people to make calls to mobiles."

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