[VoiceOps] Wholesale Orig Provider with Low DID MRC and LNP Fees

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Thu Jun 18 14:08:13 EDT 2015

On 06/18/2015 01:59 PM, Alex Balashov wrote:
> On 06/18/2015 01:47 PM, Colton Conor wrote:
>> What nationwide providers offers DID's at a true wholesale rate?
> What is a "true" wholesale rate? Isn't that a bit like asking, "Which 
> major stores offer Old Spice at a true retail rate?" (i.e. a retail 
> rate I'd like to pay)

Seems straightforward enough of a term for me. Telephone numbers 
themselves don't have an actual cost, and in fact generate revenue for 
the LEC. Places that charge for example $10 a number are not wholesale 
rates. Places that cover a reasonable cost for LNP fees, cost recovery 
for maintenance/carrying cost/billing, a reasonable profit and expect 
you to know what you're doing. A true wholesale rate would be something 
you could make a reasonable profit with selling retail services to end 
users with.


The cost <http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/cost.html> of a 
good sold by a wholesaler 
<http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/wholesaler.html>. The 
wholesaler will usually charge 
<http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/charge.html> a price 
somewhat higher than he or she paid to the producer 
<http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/producer.html>, and the 
retailer <http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/retailer.html> 
who purchases 
<http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/purchase.html> the goods 
<http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/goods.html> from the 
wholesaler will increase the price again when they sell 
<http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/sell.html> the good in 
their store <http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/store.html>.
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