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Rategate.com Offers Free Phone Rate Comparisons

Rategate LLC has launched Rategate.com, a phone rate comparison Web site that helps users lower their phone bills by using 10-10 dial-around providers. Rategate.com lists each companys facts, then objectively ranks each plan based on its per-minute rates and other criteria such as connection fees or surcharges. The site only features companies that offer savings, […]

Yak Communications Taps Profitec

Toronto-based Yak Communications has selected Profitec Inc. (Booth 317) as its billing and OSS provider to support its emerging U.S. operation, Profitec has announced. The service provider is entering the U.S. market to sell dial-around and 1+ services to support its entry into the broadband voice market, according to Wallingford, Conn.-based Profitec. Yak needed a […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Proposed Changes to Dial-Around Compensation, Universal Service Funding Could Impact Prepaid Providers

Posted: 3/2003 Proposed Changes to Dial-Around Compensation, Universal Service Funding Could Impact Prepaid Providers By Khali Henderson At the end of 2002, there was movement on two regulatory issues — dial-around compensation and universal service reform — that impact prepaid service providers. Unfortunately, the direction is contrary to prepaid providers’ interests, according to the International […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: Sprint Opens Can of CIC-S

Posted: 08/2002 Sprint Opens Can of CIC-S By Khali Henderson Anticipating a surge in reseller-sponsored 10-10-XXX dial-around programs and regulatory pressure to route CIC-based resellers’ calls, Sprint Wholesale set out to alter its systems to do just that. Of course that was several years ago, and a lot has changed in the market, says Chris […]

The Pitch: New Tricks of the 10-10-XXX Trade

Posted: 09/2000 New Tricks of the 10-10-XXX Trade By Khali Henderson With day parts, fees and free tie-ins, marketing consumer long-distance services could be considered somewhat of a black art–exemplified in no small measure by dial-around services. Almost magically, purveyors of casual calling services have overcome limited marketing budgets, large carrier backlash, a bill-padding scandal […]

Industry News – APCC Puts ‘Dead’ Card Drive in High Gear

Posted: 06/2000 APCC Puts ‘Dead’ Card Drive in High Gear BY KHALI HENDERSON In its ongoing effort “to catch a thief,” the American Public Communications Council Inc. (APCC, www.apcc.net) planned to step up collection of “dead” phone cards with a campaign to amass 2,000 cards during its May trade show in Las Vegas.APCC urged members […]

Dial-Around Compensation Services Arrive for Both Sides of the Coin

Posted: 02/1999 Dial-Around Compensation Services Arrive for Both Sides of the Coin By Jennifer Knapp Dial-around compensation (DAC)–the reimbursement of payphone service providers (PSPs) for dial-around and toll-free calls placed at a payphone–has been a reality for more than two years. While the Federal Communica-tions Commission (FCC) has determined how much–28.4 cents–carriers and calling card […]

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