| | Re: best method for dialling cell phones in Italy from US?
"Dennis Ferguson" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On 2007-03-08, Mary Pegg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> SMS wrote:
>>> Mary Pegg wrote:
>>> [snip info]
>>> The problem with "caller pays" is that it's resulted in the carriers
>>> being able to charge much more for calls, because the mobile phone owner
>>> doesn't care about the cost.
>> And the peron that has placed the call cares twice as much...
Caller pays is nto strictly true in GSM systems.
The caller pays for the call from the callers location to the 'home netowrk'
of the person being called.
It is assumed that the caller knows where this network is and so can
reasonably be charged for the call.
However, if the person being called has decided to roam somewhere else, the
caller cannot be expected to know this (the number remains the same) and so
the person being called is charged for the portion of the call from the home
network to the actual location.