On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 07:27, Howard Lowndes wrote: > > If I ring a friend, I get a virtual circuit without having to ring my > > phone companies switchboard. > > Yes, but you get to pay for the circuit, not your friend. If my friend is out of the house, with call forwarding, then thats not true - we both have to pay. Also, Pacific Internet, for example, only charge on the greater of in | out traffic down your link. Lastly, your friend does pay a retainer to their phone company for the privilege of receiving calls. Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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