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Teleglobe Launches Local Number Service

Teleglobe, which provides telecommunications services to carriers, ISPs, and fixed and mobile network operators, today launched Teleglobe Local Number Service. The new service gives Teleglobe customers the ability to offer their clients local access DID numbers from Western Europe and North America in addition to the toll-free numbers used for conference calling, calling card, customer […]

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 […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: INDUSTRY NEWS

Posted: 3/2003 INDUSTRY NEWS Wireless Threatens Growth For U.S. Prepaid Calling Cards Highly competitive wireless calling plans and the convenience of mobile phones are having a negative impact on the U.S. prepaid long-distance calling card market, reports research firm IDC. Wireless service now can compete effectively with prepaid long distance in the areas of convenience […]

Business News – Payphone Providers Find Themselves A Dying Breed

Posted: 04/2001 Payphone Providers Find Themselves A Dying Breed By Josh Long Paul Chen needs to find a new line of work, if he can just get out of the old line with his shirt still on. Few people in Chinatown and elsewhere are making calls on the 200 or so payphones Chen operates in […]

Regulatory News – FCC’s Payphone Payment Plan Stands

Posted:  09/2000 FCC’s Payphone Payment Plan Stands By Kim Sunderland The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (www.ca11.uscourts.gov) has upheld the FCC’s (www.fcc.gov) “Per Call Compensation Plan” rate calculation of 24 cents per call.The ruling effectively resolves challenges to the FCC’s third order on this issue, which last year developed and adjusted […]

Business News – A Future Not Quite Like the Past

Posted: 07/2000 APCC 2000 Conference NewsPayphones: A Future Not Quite Like the Past By James R. Dukart Woe is the payphone industry, right?It should come as no surprise to industry observers that the public communications industry, faced with steadily increasing nationwide wireless penetration, feels a bit under siege lately.Facing the dual specter of falling coin […]

Business News – U S Telebrokers, TELSTAR Name Davel in Lawsuit

Posted: 06/2000 U S Telebrokers, TELSTAR Name Davel in Lawsuit By Tara Seals Master agents U S Telebrokers, Inc. (www.ustelebrokers.com) and TELSTAR have filed a joint lawsuit in a Los Angeles District Court, charging Davel Communications Group Inc. (www.davelgroup.com) and its subsidiary, Telaleasing Enterprises Inc., with breach of contract as well as breach of good […]

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 […]

Payphone Providers Need to Get Smart

Posted: 12/1998 Payphone Providers Need to Get Smart By Peter Meade and Jennifer Knapp Here’s one call that the payphone industry better answer: Improve your products and marketing strategies or the next–and many of the subsequent–calls will be made using wireless telephones. By 2004, more than one-third of the U.S. population will be carrying wireless […]

Location, Location, Location

Posted: 08/1998 Location, Location, Location By Bob Lane Independent payphone providers (IPPs), like real estate agents, measure the success of their companies by the locations of their products. Real estate agents don’t make money on houses in bad locations; likewise, IPPs don’t make money from poorly located payphones. The differences between a successful payphone route […]

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