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BT pulls another scam trick try to hoodwink customers



 
 
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Old April 1st 04, 02:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Thomas Sandford
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Default BT pulls another scam trick try to hoodwink customers

Alex Heney wrote:
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That is more or less irrelevant, because the largest cost is not those
final cables, but all the gear in exchanges/substations, etc.

And that *is* replaced a lot more frequently for the telephone
network, simply because of advances in technology.

When BT was privatised, almost all exchanges were the old mechanical
Strowger devices. Now, only 20 years later, most of them have
replaced the digital equipment that first replaced the strowgers.


But those exchanges weren't upgraded because Oftel forced BT to do so
(except in rare cases, towards the end). They were replaced because it
meant BT could make more profit due to
* reduced maintenance/management costs
* reduced space required so they could flog off city centre land and/or
serve more lines without needing to buy/build more exchanges
* introduction of "value added features" like 0898 numbers, call divert,
conference calling all of which make nice little money spinners


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Old April 1st 04, 09:16 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alex Heney
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Default BT pulls another scam trick try to hoodwink customers

On 1 Apr 2004 14:34:27 +0100, Thomas Sandford
wrote:

Alex Heney wrote:
...
That is more or less irrelevant, because the largest cost is not those
final cables, but all the gear in exchanges/substations, etc.

And that *is* replaced a lot more frequently for the telephone
network, simply because of advances in technology.

When BT was privatised, almost all exchanges were the old mechanical
Strowger devices. Now, only 20 years later, most of them have
replaced the digital equipment that first replaced the strowgers.


But those exchanges weren't upgraded because Oftel forced BT to do so
(except in rare cases, towards the end).


I don't think anybody has suggested they were.

They were replaced because it
meant BT could make more profit due to
* reduced maintenance/management costs
* reduced space required so they could flog off city centre land and/or
serve more lines without needing to buy/build more exchanges
* introduction of "value added features" like 0898 numbers, call divert,
conference calling all of which make nice little money spinners


Indeed. It is called "modernisation".

All I was saying was that the pace of technological change in the
telecoms field has meant that equipment needs replacing more often by
BT than by some of the other utilities.

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