Billmate

Easily and Electronically Take Care of Your Monthly Telephone Bill with Billmate®

Billmate is a presentation of the data typically found on your monthly telephone bill. 

Billmate is a presentation of the data typically found on the monthly telephone bill. As an alternative to the paper bill, it is currently available in either of two formats: EDI or ASCII, and can be delivered via several different file transport protocols.

The CenturyLink® paper bill remains as your Bill of Record.

Benefits

Eliminates Costly Data Entry From the Paper Bill to Other Tracking Processes

Billing Data Provided Can Be Imported Into Spreadsheets, Relational Databases or Applications Programs

Study Usage or Forecast and Budget for Growth

Allows Stacking of Multiple Accounts Within the Same Billing Period

Review Your Billing Data Monthly Communications Activity

Verify Order Activity

Re-bill Other Departments

Track Separate Services

Billmate Format

ASCII Billing or CSR Data

Local services billing and or CSR data is available in a comma-delimited ASCII format. Depending on the sections of the paper bill or the types of charges, the data is separated into various files; such as: payment, toll, monthly service, etc.

File Transport Protocols

CenturyLink supports various industry standard file protocols including, but not limited to: SFTP, FTP SSL/TLS, Connect:Direct (NDM), HTTPS, WebDAV SSL/TLS, and AS2.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners. In accordance with national guidelines, CenturyLink utilizes the ASC X12 811 transaction set to present billing data in a consolidate service invoice/statement.

Block Select 3rd Party Charges

Electronic bills may contain charges for third-parties. These charges may be for telecommunications services or for non-telecommunication services, such as dial-up internet access. You can request, at no charge, that we prevent non-telecommunication charges from appearing on your bill. 

Related Resources

Billmate Overview

Track your telecommunications costs and streamline your payments.

ASCII-formatted Billing Data

User Guide

EDI QC 811

Consolidated service Invoice/Statement

ASCII-formatted Customer Service Record Extract

User Guide for Oregon and Washington

EDI QCC 811

Consolidated Service Invoice/Statement

ASCII-formatted Customer Service Record Extract

User Guide for Other States (AZ, CO, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, NM, ND, SD, and WY)

EDI Customer Guide
Appendix B

Functional Acknowledgement - 997 Technical Specifications

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