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Matt3
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So, in a nutshell (a Telco analogy)

Let's make an analogy here:

Instead of the originating caller paying the long-distance toll charges, AT&T now wants to charge their customer for the long-distance per-minute toll and also charge the person their customer is calling a per-minute toll charge ... even though the person the AT&T customer is calling (or has been called by) may have a completely different phone company.



woody7
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hmmm......isn't that what the cell phone companies do?you pay for incoming and out going........
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Matt3
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said by woody7:

hmmm......isn't that what the cell phone companies do?you pay for incoming and out going........
I believe you're onto something there ....


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said by woody7:

hmmm......isn't that what the cell phone companies do?you pay for incoming and out going........
that's why telco isn't freaking at the loss of landline customers. instead of a service costing $15/month plus 10-15 in taxes, cell phones cost most people $40/month plus 5 in taxes. cell service is their new cash cow.

compton

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said by Matt3:

said by woody7:

hmmm......isn't that what the cell phone companies do?you pay for incoming and out going........
I believe you're onto something there ....
In your example only one customer is paying my carrier....me. ATT wants to go a step further and charge me and my counter party. It's like making a call or receiving a call from your friend's cell phone and getting a bill from your friend's cell phone carrier for the minutes you spend on the phone taking to them.


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said by morbo:

said by woody7:

hmmm......isn't that what the cell phone companies do?you pay for incoming and out going........
that's why telco isn't freaking at the loss of landline customers. instead of a service costing $15/month plus 10-15 in taxes, cell phones cost most people $40/month plus 5 in taxes. cell service is their new cash cow.
Just wait until the cable companies find their way into the cell business and deliver it better than the telcos.
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