> The bit about mobile networks paying cor the cell etc is not valid.
> I'm a mobile network engineer and 0800 calls work exactly the same
> way as they do abroad, the person receiving the call pays for it.
> Therefore mobile networks are getting paid twice, once by the
> subscriber, and 2nd by the receiver of the call (indirectly)
Perhaps the mobile operators do not consider the amount they are paid as
the originating operator sufficient the costs of switching the call, so
they charge the caller to make up the difference.