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Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 64.1310 Payphone compensation procedures.
(a) Unless the payphone service provider consents to an alternative
compensation arrangement, each Completing Carrier identified in
§ 64.1300(a) shall compensate the payphone service provider in
accordance with paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) of this section. A
payphone service provider may not unreasonably withhold its consent to
an alternative compensation arrangement.
(1) Each Completing Carrier shall establish a call tracking system that
accurately tracks coinless access code or subscriber toll-free payphone
calls to completion.
(2) Each Completing Carrier shall pay compensation to payphone service
providers on a quarterly basis for each completed payphone call
identified in the Completing Carrier's quarterly report required by
paragraph (a)(4) of this section.
(3) When payphone compensation is tendered for a quarter, the chief
financial officer of the Completing Carrier shall submit to each
payphone service provider to which compensation is tendered a sworn
statement that the payment amount for that quarter is accurate and is
based on 100% of all completed calls that originated from that payphone
service provider's payphones. Instead of transmitting individualized
statements to each payphone service provider, a Completing Carrier may
provide a single, blanket sworn statement addressed to all payphone
service providers to which compensation is tendered for that quarter
and may notify the payphone service providers of the sworn statement
through any electronic method, including transmitting the sworn
statement with the § 64.1310(a)(4) quarterly report, or posting the
sworn statement on the Completing Carrier or clearinghouse website. If
a Completing Carrier chooses to post the sworn statement on its
website, the Completing Carrier shall state in its § 64.1310(a)(4)
quarterly report the web address of the sworn statement.
(4) At the conclusion of each quarter, the Completing Carrier shall
submit to the payphone service provider, in computer readable format, a
report on that quarter that includes:
(i) A list of the toll-free and access numbers dialed and completed by
the Completing Carrier from each of that payphone service provider's
payphones and the ANI for each payphone;
(ii) The volume of calls for each number identified in paragraph
(a)(4)(i) of this section that were completed by the Completing
(iii) The name, address, and phone number of the person or persons
responsible for handling the Completing Carrier's payphone
(iv) The carrier identification code (“CIC”) of all facilities-based
long distance carriers that routed calls to the Completing Carrier,
categorized according to the list of toll-free and access code numbers
identified in paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section.
(b) For purposes of this subpart, an Intermediate Carrier is a
facilities-based long distance carrier that switches payphone calls to
other facilities-based long distance carriers.
(c) Unless the payphone service provider agrees to other reporting
arrangements, each Intermediate Carrier shall provide the payphone
service provider with quarterly reports, in computer readable format,
(1) A list of all the facilities-based long distance carriers to which
the Intermediate Carrier switched toll-free and access code calls
dialed from each of that payphone service provider's payphones;
(2) For each facilities-based long distance carrier identified in
paragraph (c)(1) of this section, a list of the toll-free and access
code numbers dialed from each of that payphone service provider's
payphones that all local exchange carriers have delivered to the
Intermediate Carrier and that the Intermediate Carrier switched to the
identified facilities-based long distance carrier;
(3) The volume of calls for each number identified in paragraph (c)(2)
of this section that the Intermediate Carrier has received from each of
that payphone service provider's payphones, identified by their ANIs,
and switched to each facilities-based long distance carrier identified
in paragraph (c)(1) of this section; and
(4) The name, address and telephone number and other identifying
information of the person or persons for each facilities-based long
distance carrier identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section who
serves as the Intermediate Carrier's contact at each identified
facilities-based long distance carrier.
(d) Local Exchange Carriers must provide to carriers required to pay
compensation pursuant to § 64.1300(a) a list of payphone numbers in
their service areas. The list must be provided on a quarterly basis.
Local Exchange Carriers must verify disputed numbers in a timely
manner, and must maintain verification data for 18 months after close
of the compensation period.
(e) Local Exchange Carriers must respond to all carrier requests for
payphone number verification in connection with the compensation
requirements herein, even if such verification is a negative response.
(f) A payphone service provider that seeks compensation for payphones
that are not included on the Local Exchange Carrier's list satisfies
its obligation to provide alternative reasonable verification to a
payor carrier if it provides to that carrier:
(1) A notarized affidavit attesting that each of the payphones for
which the payphone service provider seeks compensation is a payphone
that was in working order as of the last day of the compensation
(2) Corroborating evidence that each such payphone is owned by the
payphone service provider seeking compensation and was in working order
on the last day of the compensation period. Corroborating evidence
shall include, at a minimum, the telephone bill for the last month of
the billing quarter indicating use of a line screening service.
(g) Each Completing Carrier and each Intermediate Carrier must maintain
verification data to support the quarterly reports submitted pursuant
to paragraphs (a)(4) and (c) of this section for 27 months after the
close of that quarter. This data must include the time and date that
each call identified in paragraphs (a)(4) and (c) of this section was
made. This data must be provided to the payphone service provider upon
[ 68 FR 62755 , Nov. 6, 2003, as amended at 70 FR 722 , Jan. 5, 2005]
Effective Date Note: At 70 FR 722 , Jan. 5, 2005, § 64.1310(g) was
revised. This paragraph contains information collection and
recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval
has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.
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