phone fun, was GeoIP database issues and the real world consequences

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at
Sun Apr 17 08:22:04 UTC 2016

Where I live (Europe) most plans include a ton of free minutes including
free calls and data in many other countries. Therefore nobody cares who
pays anymore.

While this is not universal yet, it probably will be within a decade. Voice
calls are simply silly small amount of data that it does not make sense to
charge for it and at the same time have gigs of free data included.

Technically it is the receiver that pays the cell tax when accepting SIP
calls. But nobody cares unless roaming in countries where you still pay
data roaming tax at a rate that ought to be illegal.



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