Card transactions by proxy
igb at batten.eu.org
Fri Apr 8 18:02:38 BST 2011
On 8 Apr 2011, at 17:58, Mark Lomas wrote:
> On 8 April 2011 13:10, Ian Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> wrote:
> > If there is a mobile provider I can choose which does not charge a
> > premium for 0800 calls, I am not aware of it.
> Orange used to, but stopped it because of abuse via calling cards.
> Why do you think that calling cards might be an abuse?
Because they lost revenue on international calls, for which they
charged a premium. Try taking your own booze to a restaurant that has
a flashy winelist and see how far (in general) you get.
> If you use a calling card then the service provider is reimbursed at
> whatever rate they have negotiated for interchange fees, which
> strikes me as a good market solution to abuse by the service provider.
Except for the loss of revenue for tunnelled calls.
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