Card transactions by proxy

Ian Batten igb at
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> 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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