Just as an idle thought, how many (private) phone calls do you make/receive in an average quarter?
My last landline bill showed two calls, one each to doctor and dentist to arrange appointments, and my mobile was last used six weeks ago to order a pizza for collection. We phoned my son on his birthday a month ago, and the last time we spoke before that was his mother's birthday, two months earlier.
We have a fairly normal social life, out 3/4 times a week, so we're not recluses, just low users.
Now I'm not silly about this, I know we're unusual, but I was just wondering how unusual?
My land line, about 10 per quarter School, Dentist and Doctors usually, as for my Mobile on average a hundred minutes a month and 50+ texts, but I subscribe to vodafone family on my mobile as an extra, so my children can all keep in touch with each other, and in touch with me when they want something :-).
I made somwe 300 calls via 18185 and paid some £25.00. As I object to the levy for not paying by DD, but need a BT line, I am happy that for this quarter, ending yesterday, my call charges to BT amounted to 22p.
We are like you, we make very few chargeable calls. We have free local evening and weekend calls and the majority of the calls made during the day tend to be to 0800 or 0845 numbers. The main chargeable calls are to the Docs to get the 'Bosses' INR results.
As to the mobile I think its about a year since I last topped it up with £10 and its still got most of it left. Its only switched on when I NEED to use it and not for anyone elses convenience.
It puzzles me how and why people feel the need to spend hours on the phone every day. I chat to my sister about once a month for about an hour to catch up and that's about it.