Though a _local_ call for billing purposes, it may actually be going to
a CLEC rather than another SWB local telephone line; in this case, the
message indicates SWB does not have enough "trunk capacity" to
interconnect to whatever CLEC has the Compuserve dial-in number.
This may be yet another example of passive-aggresive behavior on Bell's
part ("we have to provide interconnect, but we don't have to provide
_too_ much"); are these "local calls" flat-rate, by any chance? If so,
Bell has a strong disincentive to install more interconnect capacity,
as they will _never_ recover trunk costs on these calls...
Quote:> Can anyone tell me what specific telco problem is indicated by the
> recorded voice message:
> "We are sorry--- due to network difficulties your call cannot be
> completed at this time"
> We are frequently getting this message on a local call to a Compuserve
> 2000 internet phone number, in lieu of the expected modem connect.
> The local telco is Southwestern Bell.
W.D.A.Geary Wardenclyffe Microtechnology
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