Call to doctors was so costly
My friend, who is 78 years old w ho has to make regular appointments at her doctors' surgery.
She recently phoned them on their 0844 number.
Her son pays her landline phone bill and, not wanting to add to this, she used her mobile phone, checking her balance before and after the call.
I was present and it took her no more than 30 seconds to make the appointment.
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The cost for this short call was £1.95.
Thankfully, she was not charged extra for five minutes of music!
Had this been an 0116 number, it would have been free with her landline package.
I realise that mobile phone usage is more expensive than other methods of communication.
However, why should such essential services need to use such expensive phone lines?
The benefits services also use expensive 0845 lines, hitting the poorest with "Hobson's choice".
Will there come a day when 999 emergency services calls are the same?
Phil Rowe, Knighton Fields.
I was interested to read Chicago is to be performed at Curve in December, only 18 months or so since I saw it at De Montfort Hall.
Although, of course, this will be a different production and no doubt starring different actors, I would have thought there were plenty of other shows which could have been put on instead of offering Chicago to the theatre-goers of Leicester quite so soon.
What also interests me is the fact that Curve and De Montfort Hall are deemed suitable for such shows.
I think I recall that when Curve was being built it was suggested the theatre would be able to put on shows which were not suitable for De Montfort Hall.
Perhaps someone can confirm whether or not this was the case and, if so, how many shows Curve has produced in its five years that could have been performed just as well at De Montfort Hall.
Hopefully not to many, otherwise people will once again lead people to query why Curve was built in the first place.
Brian Stevens, Wigston.