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

  • From: Robert Bonomi
  • Date: Thu Aug 18 14:50:18 2005

> From owner-nanog@merit.edu  Thu Aug 18 11:04:41 2005
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 07:56:10 -0700 (PDT)
> From: David Barak <thegameiam@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls
> To: Sean Donelan <sean@donelan.com>, nanog@merit.edu
>
>
>
>
> --- Sean Donelan <sean@donelan.com> wrote:
> > I assume the NY AG will also be targeting
> > enforcement of Domino's Pizza
> > because they have lots of phone numbers and
> > consumers may unknowingly dial
> > a phone number to order a pizza which may be a toll
> > call in their area.
>
> A typical call to Domino's lasts < 2 minutes, and if
> it's not actually a local call, you're almost
> certainly not in the delivery area (and would get
> redirected to the correct store).  Accidentally
> dialing a nonlocal Domino's results in a $.10 bill
> (and no pizza).
>
> A typical call to a dial-up ISP is what, a few hours? 
> Multiple times per month?  Accidentally using a
> non-local ISP number can result in a bill in the
> hundreds of dollars pretty easily (also no pizza).

All true, but *WHY* is that 'accidentally dialing a non-local ISP number'
the *ISP's* fault??





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