It feels more intimate than chatting on line and more invasive into your life.
I think the phone chat lines has some good points,when you talk to someone voice to voice you can tell alot about a person.
I mean when ask someone a question you can tell sometimes by the sincerity in thier voice if they are telling the truth.
Unlike e-mail or chat you can't hear thier expression or they have more time to think about thier response to come up with a good one.
If they started to charge women, I'm sure that would increase to about 1700:1. I've met some really nice guys on the chatline and on internet and some more questionable ones.