[Asterisk-biz] VoipJet's Terms of Service

Kanuri, Seshu (Company IT) Seshu.Kanuri at morganstanley.com
Tue Nov 16 14:04:58 MST 2004

And how you are to determine that the call traffic actually did
originate or terminate within the township, let alone at the customer's
home address?

If their laws/ordinances/etc. are written to cover traffic for an
account with a "billing address" within the township, then they have a
pretty good case. If they aren't, but are based on the traffic actually
originating or terminating there, then as the ITSP you have no control
over that, and can't be held responsible for determining if the call
actually did involve the customer's home location or not.

This is a big failure in all current attempts to apply taxes to VOIP
services; as ITSPs we can only make an educated guess as to where the
traffic originated/terminated (on the IP side), and bill accordingly.

Billing Address is what they want to charge. If the Billing Address is
the Customer's Home address and the Home Address is in their Township,
they want their pound of flesh.

If you have a customer who has registered for the VOIP service with a
Home Address in the City of La Jola, CA, you have to collect the Local
Tariff and pay to the city every month, with a list of all the customers
and a summary of all the bills raised on them. 


Seshu Kanuri
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