Time to Scrap Fixed Line Rental, Says Ed Vaizey

The UK's ISPs and phone companies are being summoned to the government's media office, where they will be asked to come up with methods and systems that might completely do away with the idea of paying a fixed line rental fee for a home telephone -- even if you never use it. Read More >>

Fixed Line Rental Rockets as we Switch to Mobile Messaging

BT, Sky and TalkTalk have come together to introduce simultaneous steep price rises for landlines, with line rental set to increase by five or six per cent this week. Increased costs now we're abandoning fixed lines is one possible excuse, although it appears they just like having more of our money. Read More >>

O2 Bringing Back the Problem of “Crossed Lines” to a New Generation

Sporadic reports have been complaining of crossed lines on the O2 network, with the people of Birmingham apparently getting routed into and able to eavesdrop on the odd Scottish call. Read More >>

Adult Sex Line Ads Served to School IT Helpline Callers

People trying to get telephone helpline support from Capita's school IT department have been accidentally routed through to wrong numbers, some of which have been ads for sex chat phone lines. It's what Jimmy Savile would've wanted. Read More >>

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This Optical Trick Is Annoying the Hell Out of Me

So, here are some lines moving like crazy. Stop moving like crazy, you lines! Oh, here are some squares. "Hello lines, let's all play nice together!" they say. Now everything makes sense. How did this happen? Eye witchcraft! Thank you for the squares, stupid! Read More >>