Some of the hacker guys who helped Mark thought he wasn’t doing it right; they left and created free SWITCH.
This money comes out of your pocket one way or another. Thankfully, the FCC recently adopted rules designed to reduce the ability to engage in access stimulation.
Plus, you can’t have traffic pumping without phone numbers. He is the CTO of Speek – a 500 Startups-funded startup that lets users do conference calls with a simple link (speek.com/Your Name), rather than using phone numbers and PINs.
Web RTC is f’ing awesome and you should get familiar with it.
Traffic Pumping/Access Simulation When a long-distance call is made, the call usually passes through more than one telephone company, starting with a local carrier, which then transfers the call to a long distance company, which then re-transfers that call to the local carrier at the destination.
Free conference call companies and sex hotlines in the form of a “traffic pumping” scheme have misused this government policy.
The scheme splits subsidized dollars with the rural telecom as the teleconference provider or phone sex line generates inbound calls.
A serial startup/technology entrepreneur and executive, Danny started his career as a software engineer working for startups like Network Solutions and Music in the 90’s.
Danny founded his first company, Jaxara, in the early 2000s (exited via acquisition) and co-founded Speek with John Bracken in 2012. Jess loves technology, equality and people, which is why she’s 500’s Director of Diversity.
Translation: You know how bad it sucks to try and do real-time audio or video in a web browser using Flash?
Web RTC makes it so that you no longer need to use Flash.
The long distance companies have to pay a fee to the local carrier it places the call to, which is called an “access charge.” – From the FCC Access stimulation, or “traffic pumping,” occurs when a local carrier does a shady deal with a company that runs a high volume of calls, such as chat lines, psychic and phone sex hotlines, or “free” conference calls. Translation: Rural telecoms get paid money by the government for each phone call that is made into numbers in their area code.