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These conference call lines (and, again, sex chat lines) use a scheme called traffic pumping, designed to increase the number of calls made to these area codes and handled by the rural telephone companies in question. By way of example, one rural telco’s usage went from 1.5 million minutes in April 2005 to almost 25 million (yes, twenty-five million) in October 2006 – that’s more than a 1,500% increase in only 18 months.

The calls themselves are free to the caller, outside of any long distance fees they’d typically pay to their provider – which in almost all cases, is under 10 cents per minute (see, e.g., this price breakdown).

I'm married and have no inclination to actually call one of these "party lines" or "chat lines", but I've always sort of wondered - these late-night chat lines must be profitable or else they wouldn't buy up all the advertising after 11PM. The only one which seemed remotely likely to accomplish its purpose was one for a gay chat line, where presumably everybody knows exactly what to expect. It's often called a "poor man's Internet." Some of these chat line like on Talkee Free Chat Lines ( Are free, well in the sense if you have free long distance. I know Northern Illinois University shooter Steve Kazmierczak picked up both women and at least one man off Craigslist, before he went on the shooting rampage, just for sex.The infrastructure costs involved – running phone cables, for example – are enormous, and more a function of land area than population.When dealing with an extremely rural area such as South Dakota, the cost of providing telephone access became an enormous barrier. Whenever someone places a long-distance call, the long-distance service provider needs to buy their way into the local telephone exchanges. The person who answered that number last week acknowledged he knew Johnson but declined to identify himself. Johnson also used the ANC phone for about three hours for more than a dozen calls to Pete Ross, a D. businessman who ran unsuccessfully for shadow senator this year. Use of the phone for political purposes would also be an illicit use of government resources, under city laws. Johnson said he often calls the chat lines while driving home from a nightclub he co-owns in Baltimore. Raven’s Twitter feed features a photo of a scantily clad woman, and many of the personal messages left on the Minnesota-based chat service are explicit.The reason they do so: an odd loophole created by Congress in the 1930s.

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