Thursday, February 08, 2007
A New Wrinkle on VOIP
Someone pointed me to vbuzzer - a VOIP offering at per minute pricing with a $2 fee for your phone number. This is crazy! For vbuzzer, that is. Billing is THE MOST DIFFICULT part of telecom. You get crap CDR's from your carrier (like say L3 or GX or MCI), which are difficult or impossible to fight. You have to bill your end user for minutes, so billing is post-paid. You are floating money and hoping for very, very little bad debt. (You also hope they don't call too many independent territories because at 1.5 cents/minute to US & China, you'd go broke.