So we need to rethink 0870 numbers quite urgently
I've not used a landline for years - why would I with the all-inclusive mobile packages that exist these days? - with one exception: I have to use one whenever I need to contact any sort of large organization, since these all have 0870 numbers which still, for some unknown reason, cost a lot to call from mobiles. This new evidence that the landline is a disappearing entity should be a spur to action on this issue - no longer can OFCOM and the organizations themselves sell us the fiction that we are a nation of landline users for whom the high call charges associated with 0870 numbers aren't a major issue.
I'd mind less if government (yes, I'm looking at you, Revenue and Customs) didn't use these pointless and irritating numbers too.
NEWS FLASH: Nobody minds calling an organization with a geographical dialling code. Can the person who decided we *do* mind this please make themselves known?