Typically the telephone companies would bill callers to chat lines and then remit 45% of the money collected to chat line operators.The telephone companies placed the chat line charges on a customer's local phone bill.Originally phone sex services consisted of a managed network of dispatchers (live or automated) and erotic performers.Performers would come to a studio where they received a cubicle, coaching, and cash incentives to keep callers on the line longer.Leonard convinced magazine owner Carl Ruderman to purchase more of these numbers and the business began to be successful using the magazine to promote the service.Leonard herself was surprised at the success of these numbers.All have some way for a provider to post a picture and some text.
Unused minutes were rarely usable on a second call.Originally, per-minute billing was provided by phone companies (in the U. There was, from some services, an attempt to keep the caller aroused but short of orgasm, so he would spend more money.(This attitude still survives among some providers.) When public (mostly female) pressure forced the phone companies to stop providing this service to sex workers, a transition was made to a manual method: pre-paid blocks of time, 10, 30, 60 minutes, whatever the customer would pay for.Verizon provided billing services to calls made in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.AT&T and MCI offered nationwide collection services, with a cap of per call.