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Milpitas, CA
reply to fiberguy

Re: Real-time checks possible?

said by fiberguy:

Additionally, they need to stop acting like roaming is any different than voice.. it's not. Users from various networks roam.. Provider A has users that roam on Provider B, and the same in reverse... I don't see what the big deal is.
The "big deal" was, in the past anyway, that the roaming provider (especially small ones) may do a batch run, say, once a month, to bill for roaming charges. Until your provider received the bill, they (nor the roaming provider, for that matter) had no idea that you ran up a big bill. All the roaming provider knew was that such-and-such number ran up so many minutes of service, and the bill (when generated) is to go to your provider. Your provider had no idea at all how much you had run up while roaming.

Now, I am sure that these off-line billing procedures are rare these days, but who knows.

Space Elf
Mullica Hill, NJ

even if they all do realtime nowdays, you can bet they claim it takes a few business days to collect the data.
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