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

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Apr 20 15:15:19 UTC 2016

> On Apr 20, 2016, at 7:59 AM, Jean-Francois Mezei <jfmezei_nanog at> wrote:
> On 2016-04-20 10:52, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> For the most part, “long distance” calls within the US are a thing of the
>> past and at least one mobile carrier now treats US/CA/MX as a single
>> local calling area 
> Is this a case of telcos having switched to IP trunks and can reach
> other carriers for "free"
> Or are wholesale long distance still billed between carriers but at
> prices so low that they can afford to offer "free" long distance at
> retail level ?

I think it boiled down to a recognition that the costs of billing were beginning to account for something like $0.99 of every $1 billed.


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