14/07/2005

Vonage calls for 'naked DSL' | The Register

Vonage calls for 'naked DSL' | The Register

Vonage want BT to offer broadband without consumers having to take phone services off them at all i.e. not paying line rental, as they can then utilise a VoIP service.

BT make a substantial ammount from line rental, and though they have been forced to offer services like CPS (carrier preselect) which allows the customer to choose another voice provider, and more recent WLR (wholesale line rental) you cant get rid of the line rental charges.

BT claim that line rental costs are needed to support the broadband infrastucture and have rubbished Vonage's claims.

It is a mockery of course as everything will disappear into VoIP anyway as BT roll-out their 21CN.
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