CHATTER AND WIN; BT and Lisa launch giveaway in city.
POP star Lisa Scott Lee has stepped in to persuade people to keep chatting.
BT has unveiled a drive to get people talking again, instead of using texts and e-mails.
And it chose Steps star Lisa, and a Liverpool phonebox, to launch the initiative.
BT is challenging Scousers to chat for a cash prize in the network's telephone boxes.
Everyone in the area is being encouraged to call a designated Chatterbox competition number and talk on a subject of their choice without an `umm' or `err' - for 30 seconds.
Those successful could go onto win a pounds 1,000 prize. The telecom giant says that 30p buys customers 15 minutes of local or national talk time at any time of the day - although not to mobile phones or premium rate numbers.
Lisa said: ``Chatting from a BT pay phone is good value and great fun.
``I hope the Chatterbox competition will inspire the people of Liverpool to get chatting again.''
The contest is being advertised on bus tickets, radio, in newspapers and in phone boxes
CALLING ALL SCOUSERS: Lisa Scott Lee launched BTs campaign to get people talking Picture: MARTIN BIRCHALL