Bell launches distances based billing...in miles

So, my friend Dave in Ottawa posted about how he received a flyer, showing Bell's new deregulated long distance rates, to go into effect at the end of January 2008. As I said in the comments on his post, you can practically "hear" his disbelief at this move: the base long distance rates rates are based on....distance. Using Canada's national unit of measure, the "mile" of course. Err...what?

Here's the scan that Dave did of the new rates:

I'm still checking to see if it's April Fools early this year or not...read the full level of ridiculousness over at Dave's site.