Subject: Re: CAPI for BSD
To: None <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/28/2003 15:45:30
On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 01:33:14PM -0700, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> The telephone companies in the USA never priced ISDN calls to match
> POTS calls, so ISDN was never accepted by the market in the USA.
> Which is why the only RJ-45 connector on a modern computer is for
> Ethernet.

Well, not _never_... In Texas, a BRI costs about the same as two POTS
lines per month, and there are no per-minute charges for local calls.
I still have and use my ISDN line for voice service, 'cuz I have an
ISDN phone with lots of buttons and lights, which I think is pretty
cool :)

I believe Tennesee has the same sort of pricing scheme. I do remember
hearing that in the rest of the US, ISDN calls have per-minute charges
(at least during some part of the day). On the other had, I gather
that in most of Europe, even POTS calls have per-minute charges.
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