Re: My two cents about charge schemes on the Arpanet


CERF@A.ISI.EDU
27 Apr 1988 07:26-EDT


Internatinal reverse charging has not been implemented, in general,
because it was too hard to collect from the calling party (usually, reverse
charges were billed back to the caller along with services rendered at
the destination of the call - as in timesharing service). Some experiments
in international reverse charing have been conducted. Between the U.S. and
Canada, for example, calls are treated as "domestic" for purpose of allowing
reverse charging.

Clarification:

in reverse charging, the network bills the called party, but typically,
the called party bills the costs back to the caller, bundled with other
service charges.

Vint



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