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Press 1 now." That's the greeting callers get when they dial the number on the back of their Maine electronic food-stamp card.
Either the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has branched out into the phone-sex market or it's a misprint.
Turns out the agency hasn't opened a sex line, and instead the phone number to reach the agency is off by one digit on the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
The long-distance providers pay the hefty per-minute fee described above to the rural telephone companies.
Learn more about how Oath collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data.Area code 605 covers the entire state of South Dakota, the 77,000 square mile home to roughly 800,000 Americans.At 10.5 people per square mile, it is the fifth least dense state, ahead of Alaska (1.2), Wyoming (5.8), Montana (6.8), and North Dakota (9.7).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).