check this link out - and then
read the rest of my post.
i'd be very disappointed at the government if they push through with this plan. i mean, who has ever heard of an emergency hotline that charges its callers? can you imagine how nutty that'd be? let me give you a scenario:
burglar breaks in and enters the house in a subdivision. bystanders notice the incident and try to take action. yet, they can't because mobile phone text messages to 117 are charged extra. mobile phone calls and payphones won't patch through either for the same reason.
what's next? maybe phone calls to all government agencies would incur extra charges someday?
whoever it was that came up with this uniquely stupid idea, my hat, and my bat goes down on your head. truly, and simply idiotic.