[VoiceOps] Interstate vs. intrastate rates

Jared Geiger jared at compuwizz.net
Tue Aug 14 14:41:02 EDT 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Alex Balashov
<abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
> Traditionally, in our trunk routing and rating system, we deal with intra-
> and inter-state rates by mapping the ANI and the DNIS to regions, which in
> turn have prefix lists associated with them.  If the regions match, it's an
> intrastate call.  If they don't match, it's interstate. If one or both of
> them cannot be mapped to a region, our system allows you to choose default
> inter- or intra- treatment in such situations.
> Recently, a customer approached us with a rate deck, from one of their
> wholesale termination vendors, that had an additional "indeterminate" rate
> column on it.  The rates didn't seem to differ substantially from the
> intrastate rates (which tend to be higher), but they were different.
> Is this a new trend?   Is this something we need to support to be on the
> ball?  Or is this an exotic vendor?
> Thanks,
> --
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> Evariste Systems LLC
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We get this from many vendors. It used to be many vendors were
considering them Intra calls, now many consider them Inter calls.
However yes we do get some (2 or 3) that the Indeterminate is totally
different than either one.

Interestingly enough, I had one vendor specifically go through and ask
which way we made our LCR decision on Indeterminate calls, when they
only us gave one rate for Inter/Intra anyway.

~Jared Geiger

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