(Original post by Ali-)
It was meant to be a joke. But, the point presented by you, is absolutely right. Nevertheless, do you think that one is at a disadvantage if he or she is interviewed on the phone.
I do think you will find it quite a challenge, as compared to others who have a face-to-face interview, to convince admission tutors that you deserve the seat. The reasons are pretty darn obvious really. There's just insufficient personal contact and phone conversations tend to be alot snappier. Plus, if the sound quality is poor, it would certainly not bode well for you if you were to request that they repeat themselves each time. All these small reasons do add up.
And on that note, 5,000 posts.