My friend Paul just called me on my mobile, a Rogers Wireless pre-paid, to invite me to dinner. We spoke for just over a minute. Because I’m “roaming” in the USA, the rate is $2.99/minute, and because it’s Rogers, the billing is rounded up to the minute, so the call cost me $4.98:
I don’t mind paying more to roam, and I don’t mind paying more for pre-paid, but $2.99 a minute is insane — it’s $180 an hour. Sigh.