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Ignorance is Not Bliss For Multinationals Considering IPT and VoIP

  • No Jitter (www.nojitter.com)
  • 7/15/2012
  • D E Boehling

When dealing with other countries' laws, protect yourself and your company by appreciating the risks you face and taking cost-effective steps to reduce or eliminate exposure to them.

One night last spring I called counsel in Saudi Arabia from home. Skype had Saudi Arabia rates that would allow me to avoid Verizon's undisclosed--and likely exorbitant--charges. (When I asked Verizon for the cost of a call to Saudi Arabia, the rep said he couldn't tell me--I'd be charged based on whatever they were billed). Since I had downloaded Skype in the US, was using Skype in the US, and Skype offered the service, I was fine, right? Actually, no.

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