Longview, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2006
NCIC Operator Services (http://www.ncic.com) is pleased to announce the completion of a new website for the Pay phone and telecommunications industry titled "The Payphone Network" (http://www.payphonenetwork.com)
A brief glance at the payphone industry shows that over half of the payphones have been removed since 1999. The proliferation of cellular phones and prepaid calling cards have decreased the revenue from payphones to the point that payphone providers often need to charge a fee to place payphones. Currently, there are only about 1.5 Million payphones left in the US and that number continues to decline each year. The importance for payphones in emergency situations in evidenced almost every year during disasters, such as the terrorist attacks on 9-11, Hurricane Katrina and earthquakes in Hawaii and our West Coast. Most payphones continue to operate during power outages because they are powered by the local phone company's central office switches running on generator power. This convenience can be life saving during these disasters.
Payphones continue to be the main source of communications for the homeless and poor. Additionally, they are available for emergency use for people without cellphones, in areas without cellphone coverage and for 911 calls.
The PayphoneNetwork.com website was introduced to help stimulate the payphone industry, by helping business and government entities to easily find payphone services for their locations. The Payphone Network promptly passes on all payphone inquiries, at no cost, to either payphone providers or the industry associations in order to quickly handle requests for new services or provide positive media exposure for the pay telephone industry.
About NCIC Operator Services
NCIC Operator Services, Inc. (http://www.ncic.com) is a privately held wholesale provider of Live / Automated Operator Services and Directory Assistance. The company provides operator services and prepaid inmate telecommunication services for the payphone, hospitality prison and jail industry.