Qwest Eliminates Access Charges on 'True' VoIP Calls

For true VoIP traffic, Qwest’s new service, available now, requires VoIP carriers to convert traffic to TDM for handoff and termination. They are charged for transport, but not access, Glynn says. The move is as much a policy change for the carrier as a billing one, he says, noting that the emerging regulatory framework exempts true VoIP traffic from access charges. “Because of the way we viewed non-access-charge traffic, we did not have a non-access charge product to sell VoIP carriers,