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Campaign Workers Use VoIP To Get Out The Vote

Voxilla.com reports that on and around Election Day," several VoIP carriers noted spikes in VoIP call volume attributable tovoter turnout efforts placed by campaign volunteers in the highly contested states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
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Voxilla.com reports that on and around Election Day," several VoIP carriers noted spikes in VoIP call volume attributable tovoter turnout efforts placed by campaign volunteers in the highly contested states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.

VoicePulse CEO Ravi Sakariareportedfive times the normal system call volume, and that a quick check of caller IDsfor phone calls placed in those statesproved that many calls were made by political operatives. VoicePulse anticipated this demand in advance, installing VoIP-facilitating equipment in various campaign locations.

Sakaria added that one account made a total of 15,500 phone calls. Theuser placed these callsonthe VoicePulse Connect plan, which carries a 2.95 cent-per-minute charge but does not limit total usage. The plan is made available toTelephony Service Providers and VoIP solution developers.

According to Sakaria's research, most of those calls were placed by Democraticcampaign volunteers.

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