Card transactions by proxy

Laurence Taylor laurence at
Mon Apr 11 22:36:43 BST 2011

In message <BANLkTingQU7Se49Zjn5R7KtSS8XxniTnjg at>
   Mark Lomas writes:

> 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. Indeed, it ought to
> be a license condition that service providers may neither block any 0800
> number nor make any charges to the caller.

I remember there was a company (now defunct) that tried start up a
payphone service in competition to BT, and from which 0800 calls
were barred - along with any number that had more than 10 digits
(the dial stopped working at that point) so calling anywhere with
an automated menu system was out.

... Wife- "Wire you insulate?".. Hubby- "I'm keeping two ohms going!"..
~~~ Tag-O-Matic V.13F 

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