Feeds

No BT Net call pricing U-turn next week

Time to stop frothing at the mouth and get real folks

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

The Register apologises for being the bearer of bad news… but BT is not about to cut charges for Net access next Monday. Despite reports to contrary, the monster telco has denied it is about to undertake a "dramatic U-turn" in pricing policy. Sorry. A spokeswoman at BT dismissed a story that appeared yesterday on ZDNet UK that said the telco was set to offer "cheaper data calls" as being simply untrue. "We are aware of the interest in this subject, and are in active talks with the regulator, industry and government about what might happen," she said. "We have not told anyone that BT is to make any cuts to its charges on Monday," she continued. Her views were echoed by a rather bemused spokesman at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Someone there supposedly told ZDNet UK that BT was set to make an announcement next week. "We would never presume to speak on behalf of BT," he said. The news that BT has not cracked under pressure from industry groups and campaigners will, no doubt, come as a bitter disappointment to those who may have already put the bubbly on ice to celebrate Monday's groundbreaking news. But it's far better to face up the disappointment now, rather than to come down to earth on Monday with a painful, arse-thumping, face-losing jolt. ® See also: Cheaper BT net access story looks like a dud

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all
Enterprise, Windows still power firm's shaky money-maker
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.