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In places that have it, how does "calling party pays" work? How is a person billed who calls a cellphone, not knowing if the person is picking up locally, or maybe halfway around the country? Is it based on local rates, or how far away the cellphone answerer is? Would the calling party be billed differently if he had ATT, vs Spring, or someone else, or had a cellphone account himself? Sounds confusing, and may be the reason it wasn't adopted here in the first place - just guessing. I assume it was decided that cellphone owners should be billed, to get the technology adopted as soon as possible. How was it that other countries have it the opposite?

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