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Three Way Calling V6.0

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Product Description

Three Way Calling allows an end-user to add a third party to an existing call. The end-user can either 'conference' on the third party or can talk privately to the third party. The end-user can set up a call between self and two other parties. Additionally Three Way Calling allows an end-user to transfer an incoming call to any dialable telephone number, including a long distance telephone number, and hang-up without disconnecting the call.

The available options for Three Way Calling are:

  • Unlimited Use - Three Way Calling is provided for a flat recurring rate.
  • Pay-per-use - Each use of Three Way Calling is billed. If the feature is not used, there is no charge.
  • Three Way Calling Blocking blocks the use of the pay-per-use feature. You may request a free block.

To activate Three Way Calling:

  • Depress the switch hook firmly. Release immediately. If the telephone is equipped with a flash key, use it instead. This places the party the end-user is speaking with on hold. Listen for three brief tones followed by dial tone.
  • The end-user dials the number of the party they want to add to their conversation. When that party answers, the end-user may talk privately before completing the three-way connection.
  • Depress the switch hook or flash key again. This returns the first person to the line and completes the three-way connection.

To disconnect a Three Way Call:

  • Depress the switch hook. This will drop the third party from the connection.
  • All three connections automatically disconnect when the Three Way Calling end-user hangs up.

Availability

Three Way Calling is available in all 5ESS®, 5RSM (5ESS remote), DMS™-10 and DMS-100 central office (CO) switch types.

  • Available on flat or measured, one party service only.

End-users may subscribe monthly to Three Way Calling or may be charged 'per activation' with a monthly cap on charges per line called Pay- Per- Use Three Way Calling.

Pay-Per-Use Three Way Calling is available in 5ESS and DMS-100 central office switch types.

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

ND only: Pay-Per-Use Three Way Calling is not available in two exchanges in North Dakota, Dickinson and Williston.

Compatibility & Restrictions

Feature/Service Rules/Restrictions
Call Waiting Compatible on the same line.
Call Waiting will not operate while a three-way call is in progress.
Speed Calling Can use Speed Calling to add a third party to the call.
Trunks Business only:
  • Compatible on Two Way
  • Compatible on Out-Only Trunks if the PBX sends the switch hook flash signal to the central office.

Pricing

Rate Structure

Three Way Calling may have a recurring and a nonrecurring or Pay-Per-Use 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.

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

Ordering

Ordering Rules

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

Feature Activity Types (Action Codes)

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)

Three Way Calling - Line Side is identified by the following USOCs:

  Three Way Calling Three Way Calling Blocking
DSS ESC 3BL
PAL ESC 3BL
PBX ESC 3BL
POTS ESC 3BL
UBS ESC 3BL

No USOC is required for Pay-Per-Use Three Way Calling.

Feature Detail (FID and Data Requirements)

Adding Three Way Calling

This feature is ordered by including:

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

Removing Three Way Calling

This feature is removed by including:

  • Feature Activity Type D and the appropriate USOC

Adding Three Way Calling Blocking

This feature is ordered by including:

  • Blocking Activity Type E and BLOCK value of 8 - No 3- Way calling

Removing Three Way Calling Blocking

This feature is removed by including:

  • Blocking Activity Type D and BLOCK value of 8 - No 3-Way calling

Last Update: August 8, 2011