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  • Oct 2nd, 2009 @ 8:34pm

    $40 a month! Holy Crap!!!

    I had no idea these morons charged that much. I can tell you that Vonage spends on average around $3 a month per line for their LD services.

    It clearly looks like Speakeasy is the greedy pig in this scenario, far outpacing the biggest phone companies.

    If these clowns cannot manage a clear profit without blocking calls that others in their sector that charge less overall for, then they simply should not be in business.

  • Oct 2nd, 2009 @ 6:51pm

    Re: Speak Easy's List is Larger than Some

    Of course there are regular subscribers there, they ARE rural phone companies and more than often the only phone company serving the rate center.

    These complete morons are blocking the entire OCN.

  • Oct 2nd, 2009 @ 4:28pm

    Surprise

    Here's another very factual tidbit for you all.

    The RLEC's that host the free services are not paid by the IXC's for the majority of their access minutes. The payment is held in dispute often with legal case in process.

    Some RLEC's have made commercial agreements with the big IXC's at a small fractional rate (say $.015 per minute) of their actual tariff'd rate (say $.07 per minute).

    At the same time these IXC's are jacking up rates to these RLEC's (like $.25 per minute).

    Such is reality of the US telecom business where the adults play and far outside the foo-foo land of free internet mindset that violates it's own cries of network neutrality.

    So do you see how you are being PWNED now??

  • Oct 2nd, 2009 @ 4:22pm

    Re: Yes it should

    Just wait 'till ATT and the other RBOC's start blocking calls to the VoIP providers. Remember who has the bigger user-base and clearly remember the defensible position this "blocking" insanity is raising for ATT and the RBOC's.

    We are clearly on the brink of the end of the VoIP telephony providers in present form.

    The RBOC's and tier-1 IXC's are celebrating.