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Telewest claims BT is still "second best" despite today's announcement that the UK's dominant telco is to cut the cost of some of its phone calls.

In what could prove to be the beginning of a war of words following BT's "radical" pricing announcement this morning, David Hobday, deputy MD of Telewest Broadband, said: "This is yet another example of BT waking from its cosy slumber, attempting to follow our lead and getting it all wrong.

"Their own research demonstrates consumers' desire for lower, less complicated call charges, and that's exactly what we've been offering for over a year now.

"Our Talk Unlimited, Talk Evenings & Weekends and Talk International packages, which BT conveniently seems to ignore in its comparisons, still make BT second best."

Casting doubt over BT's latest assertions, one insider told us: "Our Telewest Talk Unlimited service is £26 per month with no strings attached, yet their BT Anytime plan is £28.50 with call charges after an hour... go figure it out for yourself." ®

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