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52 Pa. Code § 63.73. Optional calling plans.

§ 63.73. Optional calling plans.

 (a)  When biennial interexchange toll traffic usage studies reveal an average monthly calling frequency of 2.00 or more calls per access line from one exchange to another and where at least 25% of the access lines in the calling exchange have been used for 1.00 or more calls per month to the receiving exchange over a route for which a local exchange carrier provides toll service, a local exchange carrier shall offer one of the following rate options to each residential and business subscriber within the calling exchange:

   (1)  The ability to purchase for a flat fee a block of time for calls and a continuing discount for all usage exceeding the initial block of time to the receiving exchange during each billing period.

   (2)  Another alternative rate option approved by the Commission.

 (b)  When an exchange qualifies for an optional calling plan over a route served by a local exchange carrier, the local exchange carrier shall notify each residential and business subscriber within 60 days of the availability of the optional calling plan and shall provide to each subscriber a general description of the rates and benefits of the optional calling plan.

 (c)  When biennial interexchange toll traffic usage studies reveal an average monthly calling frequency of 2.00 or more calls per access line from one exchange to another over an interLATA route, each traffic study interexchange carrier serving the route shall offer one of the following rate options to each residential and business subscriber to whom the traffic study interexchange carrier provides toll service within the calling exchange:

   (1)  The ability to purchase a block of time for calls for a flat fee and a continuing discount for usage exceeding the initial block of time to the receiving exchange during each billing period.

   (2)  Another alternative rate option approved by the Commission.

 (d)  When an exchange qualifies for an optional calling plan over an interLATA route, each traffic study interexchange carrier serving the route shall notify each residential and business subscriber it serves in the exchange within 60 days of the availability of the optional calling plan and shall provide a description of the rates and benefits of the optional calling plan.

 (e)  A local exchange carrier and a traffic study interexchange carrier, serving a route which qualifies for an optional calling plan under a traffic usage study shall maintain in its tariff a provision which provides for establishment of an optional calling plan. The optional calling plan shall be consistent with subsection (a) or (b) and may establish flat fees to be charged for the installation of the optional calling plan.

 (f)  A local exchange or traffic study interexchange carrier may not terminate an optional calling plan to an exchange without express Commission approval.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  63.73 issued under Public Utility Code,

Source

   The provisions of this §  63.73 adopted March 17, 1989, effective March 18, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1179; amended May 17, 1991, effective May 18, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2340; corrected May 31, 1991, effective May 18, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2555; amended June 18, 1993, effective June 19, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (157991).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  63.71 (relating to definitions); 52 Pa. Code §  63.72 (relating to traffic usage studies); and 52 Pa. Code §  63.102 (relating to definitions).



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