[Asterisk-biz] Asterisk Business Termination -- VOIPJET

Matthew Simpson matthew at txlink.net
Sun Nov 21 10:31:19 MST 2004

Alex said:

>While you are on it, please explain to uneducated public just how can you
>terminate calls to NECA (Tariff 5) rural carriers for 1.3c/minute. I am
>saying it cannot be done [legally]. You can read the tariff here for
>yourself:  http://www.neca.org/media/tariff5.pdf section 17.2.3 rate band
>8 - tariff is 1.9c/min. That's what rural telcos charge to terminate calls
>onto their network, and that's what *someone* has to pay.
>I don't have a problem with you. I do have a problem when people
>intentionally sell under their cost and try to claim they are making
>money - it does not make a good competition.

I'm going to speak up and support Alex.  We are a CLEC in eight states, and 
we have
interconnection agreements directly with LECs, as well as agreements with 
other carriers for off-net traffic, so we know what we're talking about.

Voipjet either is 1) clueless, 2) misleading customers, or 3) fraudulently 
routing traffic and will get caught .  The whole "routing through Canada" 
bit makes me think it is the latter.

That being said, there are ways to get around paying NECA rates for 
termination calls, but so far they are unethical
at best and possibly illegal in a civil sense.  A local CLEC here is 
fighting that battle and so far, losing.

John with voipjet said:

>I would like to let our customers know that we welcome your non-rboc 
>traffic, and we ask you to please keep sending it.  It accounts for a 
>significant portion of >our profit and we expect it to be a significant 
>source of growth in the future.

Oh come off it.  If you think non-rboc traffic is a "significant portion of 
your profit" you obviously haven't been in this business very long!

Voipjet is obviously reselling someone else [since they aren't a CLEC, 
that's the only way], and they obviously haven't examined their contracts 
closely.  With their obvious lack of knowledge of this industry, it won't 
surprise me one bit when they throw in the towel after their carrier calls 
their contract or even cancels it.

Matthew Simpson
TxLink Communications
IAX termination starting at 1.2 cents per minute

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