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Antipodeans crowned chattiest people

New Zealand is top of the League of Chattiest Nations according to new phone call data released today by Post Office Telecoms. With the average telephone call from the UK to New Zealand lasting over 17 minutes, it seems that the friendly Kiwi persona rings true.

BT Vision signs video on demand movies deal with Sony

BT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television for video-on-demand rights to a range of new and classic movie titles for its digital TV service, BT Vision. secures cheapest line rental deal in UK is delighted to announce it has secured the cheapest stand-alone line rental deal available in the UK, with no additional package costs.

BT customers face second price hike this year

Steve Weller, communications expert at, comments on BT's price increase effective from 1st October 2009: "BT is planning a second price hike this year after customers have already seen an increase in day time call rates in March.

BT extends customer bill payment deal at Post Offices

BT customers can continue to benefit from the convenience of paying for and towards their BT telephone services at Post Office branches.

TalkTalk to offer free local calls anytime

Michael Phillips, product director at said: "TalkTalk's latest deal is a great offer and should provide a meaningful cost reduction for customers, however we hope this is a long term change in policy rather than just a short term marketing ploy.

TalkTalk's free local calls could save BT customers £448m

TalkTalk introduces free local calls anytime while 11.8m BT customers still pay for them BT customers could save a total of £448m on their phone bills if they all switched to TalkTalk, the home phone and broadband company, according to the firm.

Home phone giants still letting customers down

The latest Home Phone Customer Satisfaction Report, based on the responses of over 12,000 home phone customers, reveals a reversal of fortune for the UK's home phone industry.

Ofcom clamp down on 0870 call charges

Commenting on Ofcom's decision to encourage a reduction in cost of calls to 0870 numbers, James Parker, head of mobiles at, said: "Finally Ofcom has committed to making these call charges transparent and to help reduce costs for calls to 0870 numbers, which are used by most businesses and household suppliers to provide technical or customer support services.

BT and TalkTalk monthly line rental increases

Despite their customers being harder up than ever, BT has increased its monthly line rental charge by almost £1 from £10.27 to £11.25 and TalkTalk has added 75p per month to bring its charge from £10.50 to £11.25.

Over 50's love talking dirty

The UK is a nation that loves to stay in touch, recent research from Saga Telephone Service shows. An overwhelming 79% of the population make up to five calls a day to loved ones, with a further one in ten (10%) people making between five and ten calls daily.

BT increases line rental charges

Commenting on BT's decision to increase its line rental by one pound per month, James Parker, broadband manager at, said: "It was only two weeks ago that BT rewarded its customers with free calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers, but what they give with one hand they take with the other.

BT to abolish charges for calls to 0870 & 0845 numbers

Commenting on BT's decision to make calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers free, James Parker, mobile manager at, said: "We applaud BT for taking the first steps to helping customers receive a fairer deal when calling these numbers.

BT £24m giveaway helps 14m customers say no to 0870

BT has offered some New Year cheer to 14 million customers by becoming the first UK telephone company to make calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers free.

Which? calls for an end to expensive dialling codes

Alliance and Leicester, Capital One, ISP Eclipse and Toucan are among the organisations who have changed their dialling codes to costly 0844, 0845, 0870 or 0871 numbers, reveals Which? this month.