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RE: New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls

  • From: Brian Johnson
  • Date: Thu Aug 18 12:30:00 2005

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of David Lesher
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 8:31 AM
> To: nanog list
> Subject: Re: New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls
> 
> 
> > 
> > Pardon my ignorance, but don't most phone companies require 
> 10 digit dialing
> > for long-distance. We have similar situations in the rural 
> area I live in,
> > but the customers know if they dial more than 7 digits, it 
> WILL be long
> > distance.
> 
> No.
> 
> If you are in an overlay area, such as MD, parts of NoVA and
> many other states; then 10D is required for ALL local calls
> 
> MD does have 11D required for toll; but many states do not,
> inc. Virginia.
> 
> (This topic is the "vs vs emacs" of the telco world, btw.
> I'm strongly in the 11D for toll camp, but others I respect
> [Hi Mr. Mayor] feel it's a PITA to dial 10D on every call..)
> 
> This may have been inspired by ISP-set POP #'s. In a case I
> know of; a WebTV user did the setup via the 800#; and got told
> "867-5309" was local and it was automagically loaded into the
> WebTV box.
> 
> 90 days later, the phone bill arrived...
> 

Now on this one, throw the book at WebTV. If you are gonna make the settings
for the customer, you are responsibe for the results of your actions. But,
of course, I'm sure they have a disclaimer saying that it is your
responsibility to insure the number selected is a local call.

- Brian J





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