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Long Distance Negotiation Agent
PDA or cell phone application that determines out best rate given the time of day, phone being used and anticipated length of call.
<pleasantry> Happy New Year! </
1) Every night a software agent on
your home computer surveys the
for posted rate tables from long
distance companies. (this might
require some regulation/standards
not...) some companies might
consider it very cheap advertising
comply with the formatting needs of
these agents, others will opt out.
2) The software on your home
computer then compiles a decision
tree for phone call cost optimizing
and hands it off to either your
terribly smart phone or your PDA.
This little agent then waits for you
make a call and it pops up a quick
question or two: How long will the
call be? Which phone are you using?
(my cell, another's cell, payphone,
office phone, etc..)
The agent SW then consults the
optimized decision tree and either
displays the number sequence to
or plays the dial tones.
In effect you would participate in
spot market for Long Distance
rates and the SW would be your
Of course the phone companies
little interest in selling this feature
their phones but I think there would
be a lovely little customer base for
SW Bakers to your development
suites, post haste!
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||//Long Distance Negotiation Agent //
<oblig> The Reverend Jesse Jackson? </oblig>
||This exists as a service for home phones. Can one really negotiate the long distance carrier for cell phone calls? I always assumed it was with whom you had your contract.
||[phoenix] do you have a link for
that? Sounds interesting.
||I get that it is done (and thanks for
the term of art,"Least Cost
Routing") [humanbean] in the PBX
and PC-controlled phones. i just
want my PDA to know the ropes
and help me save $.
||I think this is good especially for people like me who always make international calls +
||hey nomad, you are the type I was
thinking about. plus those of us
who have a hard time
remembering the codes and