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This has ALWAYS bothered me I have had quite a few occasions over the years to use relay services for calls to hearing-/speech-impaired people and find it absolutely invaluable...I really don't want to see it end because of idiots abusing it.
People abusing IP relay (and the traditional "dialup" relay services, most of which can be accessed via standard dialup modems and not just devices that do Baudot nowadays) bothers me to no end; I understand the reasoning behind not allowing CAs to terminate or refuse to complete obviously fraudulent calls or disclose details of such calls (a CA is simply a human manifestation of a common carrier), but the abuse is so bad nowadays that it's affecting service to legitimate users and is causing high stress and turnover among CAs. The FCC really needs to do something about this -- at the very least, denying access to relay services to known chronic abusers (easier to do on the dialup side than on the IP side, though) and/or giving CAs the power to terminate clearly abusive calls. The terms of service of relay services and phone services in general usually give carriers the right to discontinue service to those who are negatively affecting service to others -- abuse of relay definitely qualifies, IMO.
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You should take action to get the government to clamp down appropriately on this -- before it becomes a big issue where government over reacts.
As a user of the system you may be able to make good suggestions.
Perhaps user registration cards? (And if so, what about new users and travelers?)
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If the government is already paying $1.50 per minute, then they aren't that concerned about it. So they aren't going to be concerned with people making prank calls.
The funny thing is that the article on it here, has probably already caused thousands of minutes of prank calls being made...
My main point is that if you go thru life deaf... that you deserve the govt to pay for this service even if it is at a 90% overide...
Besides if these prank calls made by the youths of the USA enable at least of them to get enough sober enjoyment from it is worth the cost to keep on American youth off of drugs.
Abusing IPRelay is my anti-drug
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