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CenturyLink™ Express (TDM and IP)

Cost-efficient 8xx Origination and 1+ Termination Services

CenturyLink Express is designed to fit the needs of switch-based providers for reliable, flexible, and cost-efficient voice origination and termination services. Your voice transmissions are carried on CenturyLink's advanced broadband fiber optic network at 10 Gbps over synchronous optical network (SONET) rings at speeds up to OC-192. You can benefit from the high speed and reliability of CenturyLink's advanced network virtually overnight, without incurring the significant costs of network infrastructure build-outs or upgrades.

You choose a combination of origination and termination services that works best for you and your customer base, and you only pay for the services you need.

CenturyLink Express 8xx Origination Services

  • Domestic and Canadian coverage, including extended areas (Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • International Toll Free Services/Universal International Free Number (ITFS/UIFN)
  • Meet-points in most major continental-U.S. markets
  • OCN-based and 1-6 class-type pricing structures
  • Complementary responsible organization (RespOrg) services
  • Signaling options: SS7 and ISDN
  • Originating, Terminating and Enhanced routing services
  • Toll-free Directory Assistance
  • Payphone Blocking
  • Project Account Codes

Available Originating Routing Services

  • Tailored Call Coverage (TCC), including blocking/allowing at the state, LATA, NPA, NPA/NXX and ANI level

Available Enhanced Routing Features

  • Day-of-Week Routing (DOW)
  • Holiday / Day-of-Year Routing (DOY)
  • Time-of-Day Routing (TOD)
  • Percentage Allocation Routing (% Alloc)
  • Geographical Routing (GEO)
  • Alternate Call Plan Routing (ACP)

Available Terminating Features

  • Busy Ring No Answer (BRNA)
  • Direct Termination Overflow (DTO)
  • Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS)
  • SuperTrunk (STG)
  • In-Switch Overflow (ISO)
  • Real-time ANI (RTA)

CenturyLink Express 1+ Termination Services

  • Nationwide and worldwide coverage
  • Meet-points in most major continental-U.S. markets
  • OCN-based, class-type pricing structures
  • Signaling options: SS7 and ISDN
  • Directory assistance services


  • You choose the exact services you need and pay only for those services
  • Available across the nation with meet-points in most major U.S. cities
  • Combines the CenturyLink advanced broadband fiber optic network, using DMS and Sonus NGS switches supporting CenturyLink’s TDM and IP voice networks
  • Cost efficiency derived from CenturyLink’s network and cross-product volume discounting
  • Provide CenturyLink the jurisdiction information parameter (JIP) in the call stream of your wireless traffic and enable CenturyLink to rate your domestic-to-domestic cellular calls (identified as those calls carrying info digits 61, 62, or 63 in the call stream “Cellular Calls”) based on the actual originating cell phone location (rather than on the ANI associated with the phone). 

Web-Based Management

  • Control Center and/or RemoteControl® delivers secure, enhanced Web-based management of your provisioning, order entry and reporting functions
  • Enables near real-time modification of existing 8XX features and routing, increasing your self-service capabilities and reducing provisioning cycle time and installation costs

How to Get Started

To take advantage of CenturyLink Express voice origination and termination services, and select the precise combination of services you need, please call a CenturyLink Sales Representative.