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Caller ID Blocking - V6.0

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Product Description

Caller ID Blocking prevents the telephone number from being delivered to the Caller ID subscriber. It does not block information from being forwarded when calling 911, 800/888 Wide Area Telephone Service (WATS) numbers or 900 numbers. The words "Private" or "Anonymous" appear on the display unit or telephone set display screen when Caller ID Blocking is in effect.

Caller ID Blocking may be provided:

  • Per line
  • Per call

Per Line Blocking continuously prevents name and/or telephone number from being displayed to a Caller ID subscriber.

The following activation and deactivation code information is applicable for Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) and Centrex 21 products. Centrex Plus, Centrex Prime� and Centron� products code information can be obtained from your CenturyLink Sales Executive for new accounts or CenturyLink Service Manager for existing accounts.

Lines equipped with Per Line Blocking are automatically equipped with One Call Unblock. One Call Unblock allows Per Line Blocking end-users to "deactivate" or "unblock" their privacy status on a per call basis by dialing *82 from a touchtone phone, or 1182 from a rotary phone, prior to placing an outgoing call.

No special feature operations are necessary to operate Caller ID Blocking - Per Line. All outgoing calls are automatically prevented from being displayed to a Caller ID end-user.

End-users may not turn the feature on and off. It can be installed or removed only through a service request.

Blocking - Per Line is available to any end-user upon request.

Per Call Blocking must be activated each time you want to prevent your name and/or telephone number from being displayed to a Caller ID subscriber.

Per Call Blocking Caller ID has been added at no charge to all end-user access lines in the SS7 Signaling System 7 area.

To activate Caller ID Blocking Per Call:

  • Dial *67 from a touchtone phone or 1167 from a rotary telephone.
    • End-users will hear a short stutter dial tone followed by a second dial tone.
  • Dial the distant telephone number.
    • A "privacy message" is displayed to a Caller ID subscriber for that call only.

Availability

Caller ID Blocking is available in selected 5ESS�, DMS™-10 and DMS-100, and Ericsson/AXE central office (CO) switch types where Caller ID/Custom Local Area Signaling Services (CLASS™) products are available.

Per Line Blocking is available on one and two party lines.

Caller ID Blocking may be available on Digital Switched Services (DSS) if the trunks are Basic (T2D++) analog/line side terminated, the serving CO switch is provisioned properly and state tariffs permit.

Additional information can be found in the Pre-Ordering Overview.

Pricing

Rate Structure

Caller ID Blocking Per Call is automatically provided on all access lines in the SS7 area at no charge. Caller ID Blocking Per Line may have a recurring charge and a nonrecurring charge based on state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.

Rates

Retail rates for this feature can be found in the state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.

Per Line Blocking is available to qualified Retail and Resale end-users at no charge. Qualified end-users include:

AZ

  • Battered women’s shelters
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Rape crisis centers
  • Victims of domestic violence

CO

  • Battered women’s shelters
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Law enforcement agencies

ID-N, OR, WA

  • Crises intervention agencies
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Law enforcement agencies

ID-S

  • End-users may choose two options for Caller ID Blocking - Per Line:
    • Pay a monthly rate for the service. No installation charge.
    • Pay a one-time installation charge. No monthly rate applies.

IA

  • Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies
  • Individuals who express a personal safety need
  • Non-profit domestic violence/sexual assault agencies & their staff
  • Victims of domestic violence/sexual assault who certify their need and status

MN

  • All residential classes of service
  • Business end-users who demonstrate a security need in writing
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • Law enforcement agencies

NOTE: Send the original letter describing your end-user’s security need with an email or telephone number for a response from the regulatory manager to:

Shelly Eggert, Mgr Regulatory
200 S 5 St – Rm 390
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Approval is required prior to placing a request for Caller ID Blocking.

MT

  • End-users changing their telephone number(s)
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Government agencies engaged in undercover operations
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Shelters for battered persons

NE

  • Federal, state or local law enforcement agencies
  • Non-profit domestic violence agencies

NM

  • Battered women’s shelters
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Individual law enforcement officers whose telephone bills are paid by a law enforcement agency
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Rape crisis centers

ND, SD

  • Crisis Intervention Agencies
  • Domestic Violence Agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Law Enforcement Agencies

Upon certification by Domestic Violence Agencies, Crisis Intervention Agencies or Sexual Abuse Agencies, volunteers working for those agencies also qualify for free line blocking

OR only

  • End-users who move from one location to another and reinstall the feature at the new location
  • Individuals with restraining orders

UT

  • Domestic violence agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • End-users who issue To and From (T and F) orders and reinstall the feature on the T order
  • Law enforcement agencies

WA only

  • Volunteers working for:
    • Crisis intervention agencies
    • Domestic violence agencies
    • Law enforcement agencies

WY

  • Battered women’s shelters
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • End-users ordering Per Line Blocking for the first time
  • Law enforcement agencies

Rates

Retail rates for this feature can be found in the state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.

Rates and/or Resale discounts are available in Exhibit A or the specific rate sheet in your Interconnection or Resale Agreement.

UNE-P and UBS rates for Caller ID Blocking are available in Exhibit A or the specific rate sheet in your Interconnection Agreement. The provided Caller ID Blocking rate (if any) is the same for NKM and NKS USOCs.

Ordering

Ordering Rules

No orders are necessary to install Caller ID Blocking Per Call as it has automatically been added to all access lines in the SS7 area.

A service order is required to order Caller ID Blocking Per Line.

Additional information on ordering can be found in the Ordering Overview.

Feature Activity Types

The valid Feature Activity Types are:

  • D = Disconnect
  • N = Add

NOTE: When changing from one feature to another, use N and D Feature Activity Types.

Feature Codes (USOCs)

For UNE-P and UBS services, NKS and NKM provide identical Caller ID Blocking functionality. Either USOC may be used to provide Caller ID Blocking functionality on compatible UNE-P and UBS services in all states.

For Resale services, Caller ID Blocking is identified by the following USOCs:

State Residence
Non-billable USOC
Residence
Billable USOC
Business
Non-billable USOC
Business
Billable USOC
AZ NKM NKS NKM NKS
CO NKM NKS NKM NKS
ID S N/A NKM, NKS N/A NKM
IA NKS NKM NKS NKM
MN NKM NKS NKM N/A
MT NKM NKS NKM NKS
NE N/A NKM NKS NKM
ND NKM NKS NKM NKS
NM NKM NKS NKM NKS
OR NKM NKS NKM NKS
SD NKM NKS NKM NKS
UT NKM NKS NKM NKS
WA/ID N NKM NKS NKM NKS
WY NKM NKS NKM NKS

Feature Detail (FID and Data Requirements)

Include the FID TN and the 10-digit telephone number in the Feature Detail when the account is multi-line; e.g., N NKS /TN NPA-nnn-nnnn.

Adding Caller ID Blocking

>This feature is ordered by including:

  • Feature Activity Type N and the appropriate USOC from the Feature Codes table

Removing Caller ID Blocking

This feature is removed by including:

  • Feature Activity Type D and the appropriate USOC

Last Update: August 8, 2011