Calling all earthlings

The telco industry charges more, kilobyte by kilobyte, for sending a text message from your phone to next door than what it costs to send the same message from Mars to Earth, according to a cost comparison put together by Swedish Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge.

Click here to see the maths behind his claims.

“This is not just an abysmal market failure, it is more than that. It is a personal insult to us who have publicly defended the belief of the workings of a free market, this being incontrovertible hard data that the telco industry needs to be politically restrained with a complete absence of humor,” said Falkvinge.

Maybe it’s time to start colonising Mars..