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Re: New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls
- From: Todd Vierling
- Date: Sat Aug 20 12:44:13 2005
On Sat, 20 Aug 2005, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> To use 1+ for "toll alerting", in locales where intra-NPA can be toll, and
> inter-NPA can be local, you have to incur one of those sets of increased
> expenses. And the 'inconveniences' to the customer.
Not really. Billable status of a call is known up front in today's
all-digital NANPA coverage area (to my knowledge, the last mechanical and/or
electromechanical switch disappeared before 2002, and it was somewhere in
rural Quebec). In fact, I ran into a telco recently in a 10D/1+10D dialing
area that -- only if the customer subscribed to the unlimited domestic LD
plan -- allowed dialing any US number without the leading 1 as simply 10D.
Conversely, some jurisdictions are very strict about use of the leading 1 to
indicate toll status thanks to localized court cases establishing that
"hidden" tolls are a Bad Thing.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>