For years, telecom insiders have derided flat rate billing
as "fad" that was not practical and going away. As recently as 4 years ago, I moderated a panel at the VON conference with leading industry analysts who unanimously said that that flat rate billing for voice would never
We all know that in the US, flat rate calling for both local and so-called long distance calling is now the norm. And in the last year, some of the independent residential VoIP players made International
calling part of their flat rate packages (e.g., Lingo, BroadVoice, and more recently Vonage).
Skype took this to a whole new level last week by introducing a package of flat rate, unlimited international calling for $9.95.