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Telstra Changes Pricing For Long-Distance Calls

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It may still have the lion’s share of the market, but Telstra’s rarely a price leader when it comes to landline calls — and now it looks that situation is going to get worse. Mitchell Bingemann at Australian IT reports that there’s been outcry over Telstra’s plans to switch to charging in 30-second blocks, rather than by the second, for long-distance calls. The change comes in from March 31, so now might be a good time to think about switching providers (or hitting up Telstra for a better deal). If you want to get rid of your landline altogether, check our guide to issues when switching to naked DSL. Picture from Wikimedia Commons