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Use Your Noodle For Cheap Phone Calls To America

by | 2nd, July 2007

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A Third Way For Mobile-Phone Users As a fully paid-up member of the Grumpy Old Men clan, I have a particular hatred of mobile phones. As gadgets go, mobile phones have to be one of the most annoying plagues ever invented: noisy, invasive and impolite and don’t get me started on those infuriating ringtones!

Hence, I haven’t had a mobile phone for over five years ever since I left my last banking job in early 2002. Although other journalists are shocked to learn that I don’t own a mobile phone (”How do people get in touch with you?”), I’ve gotten along quite happily without one, thanks very much.

One reason why I’ve steered clear of mobile phones for more than half a decade is that choosing one requires incredibly complex buying decisions. With hundreds of phones and thousands of tariffs to choose from, it’s all but impossible to find the best tariff to suit your needs. However, mobile-phone tariffs generally fall into two distinct categories:

1) Contract deals, where you sign up to a monthly package of calls and texts in return for a monthly payment. The problem with contract deals is that you’re tied in for a minimum of twelve, or even, eighteen months.

In addition, you may be paying for a bundle of services which you simply don’t use (seriously, do people really send five hundred texts a month?). For instance, The Carphone Warehouse claims that mobile phone users waste £30 million a year by being on the wrong tariffs. Also, if you have a poor credit rating, then you may find it difficult to get a contract deal with most providers.

2) ‘Pay as you go’ (PAYG), where you’re not tied into a contract and simply pay for each call as you make it. However, PAYG call rates are sky high, and can mean paying 25p to 30p a minute for calls.

However, with the launch earlier this month of Noodle Telecom, there is a ‘Third Way’ for mobile-phones. Noodle offers a hybrid of contract

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