Telstra gives many people The Pips! You know – the pips that you get when you answer a long distance phone call made from a land line.
Once upon a time long distance phone calls had to be connected manually with the assistance of a telephone operator. When long distance phone calls began to be made automatically, and the operator assisted service was withdrawn, Tetstra added The Pips such that callers would know that the call would incur higher charges.
During June 2009 Telstra will remove this service and such calls will be connected silently thereafter.
So, Telstra won’t give you The Pips ever again. Well, …, at least not the long distance phone call Pips.