[VoiceOps] Interstate vs. intrastate rates

Mary Lou Carey marylou at backuptelecom.com
Tue Aug 14 15:18:34 EDT 2012

You really missed two categories and that is IntraLATA and InterLATA. You
can have Intrastate/IntraLATA, Intrastate/InterLATA, Interstate/IntraLATA
and Interstate/InterLATA. Are you sure they are not just compensating for
one of those combinations?

Mary Lou Carey
BackUP Telecom Consulting
CLEC Consultant
OFF: 615-791-9969

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On Behalf Of Jared Geiger
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:41 PM
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Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Interstate vs. intrastate rates

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com>
> 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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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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