[VoiceOps] Interstate vs. intrastate rates

Hodovance, Heather Heather_Hodovance at cable.comcast.com
Tue Aug 14 16:55:42 EDT 2012


	From my experience the "indeterminate" rates are typically associated with the ability to determine if the origination point is a VoIP device or not. If the wholesale provider is unable to determine if the call was VoIP or TDM originated then the "indeterminate" rate would apply.  


Heather Hodovance
National Engineering & Technical Operations 
PE Voice Network Planning 

-----Original Message-----
From: voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org [mailto:voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org] On Behalf Of Alex Balashov
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:23 PM
To: voiceops at voiceops.org
Subject: [VoiceOps] Interstate vs. intrastate rates

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?


Alex Balashov - Principal
Evariste Systems LLC
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Decatur, GA 30030
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