The primary target customer of location-based billing is the mobile operator, although the concept could be applied to many businesses. Location-based billing allows a mobile operator to charge different rates to mobile subscribers based on where they are. The advantage to a mobile operator is this allows them to target wireline subscribers by offering plans that are competitive with a wireline offering at the subscriber's home or office. A mobile operator might carry local calls at a flat rate when a user is at home, but at the standard rate when they leave.
Signalsoft (http://www.signalsoftcorp.com) has partnered with Portal Software (http://www.portal.com) to provide a location-sensitive billing solution. The solution integrates with multiple vendor networks and allows subscribers to self-provision their rate plans with up to 10 different rate zones.