TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: AP Article "New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net Tolls"

AP Article "New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net Tolls"

Carl Moore (cmoore@ARL.ARMY.MIL)
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:39:54 EDT

1st paragraph says:

"A new law that's apparently the first in the nation threatens to
penalize Internet service providers that fail to warn users that some
dial-up numbers can ring up enormous long- distance phone bills even
though they appear local." That law is in New York state.

Article notes that long distance within same area code can cost 8 to
12 cents a minute. As far as *I* can tell, the above warning is the
same as what I have seen in the front section of the Northeastern
Maryland phone book, where police and other public-service telephone
numbers are listed with the advice that some of those calls may be

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