• January 9, 2014

RedPhoneThe normal pronunciation is “tell-EFF-ennee.”  Plaintiff Qwest may be tempted to refer to its adversaries in the attached case, however, as in the business of “tell-a-phony.”  In one of these regulatory idiosyncrasies, clever entrepreneurs have found a way of giving away free telephone services (such as conference call capabilities) to end-users and still make millions of dollars. How? By routing calls through certain phone lines in remote areas to whom long-distance carriers must pay a usage fee (and must, by law, complete the calls).  This week Qwest’s amended complaint survived against defendants’ motion to dismiss.

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