Skip to main content

TalkTalk, Virgin Media Retaliate, Claim They Are Cheaper Than BT

Telecom giants Virgin Media and TalkTalk have thrashed BT over its claim that its landline-to-mobile phone charges are now going to be far more user-friendly compared to those on other networks.

The fixed line and broadband connection provider announced on Wednesday that it was making a “significant” cut-down in the call charges from their landline phones to all the major mobile networks from 28 May.

The managing director of BT, John Peter, even went a step further by saying that his company was now "naming and shaming Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media" which he alleged, charged a lot more for calls made from their landlines to mobile numbers.

Apparently, Virgin Media and TalkTalk were not amused by these claims by the BT official, and they have now hit back with full force.

"BT's mobile rates changes leave us underwhelmed,” TalkTalk said in a statement. It also said that the company was surprised to hear BT appealing to its competitors to match their cut-down prices.

"We more than match them – in fact, we've been offering much cheaper rates for some time and are still loads cheaper than BT, even after its latest price changes," TalkTalk claimed.

Virgin Media was also quick to respond to BT’s claim. The company hit back by saying that BT had “neglected to mention" that it has been a while now since Virgin Media made the fixed-line to mobile calls within their network absolutely free.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.