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Billed Number Screening - V13.0

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Product Description

Billed Number Screening provides an end-user the capability of restricting collect and/or third number billing to their telephone number.

Callers attempting to place a third number billed or collect call to a line equipped with Billed Number Screening will be advised by an operator that such billing is unauthorized and another form of billing is required.

Multi-line end-users can have Billed Number Screening on one or more lines, whether the lines are billed separately or together.

Billed Number Screening by itself does not block 1+ dialing. Based on the blocking option chosen, you can choose to block or not to block 1+ dialing. If you choose not to block 1+ dialing, you will be responsible for any 1+ charges incurred.

Additional blocking features include:

For outgoing screening options see CustomNet™ or Fraud Protection.

Availability

Billed Number Screening is available:

  • Throughout CenturyLink QC.
  • On any dialable 7 or 10-digit telephone number.
  • With all other restriction/screening services.

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

Pricing

Rate Structure

Billed Number Screening may have a nonrecurring charge but no recurring 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 for this feature when ordered with Interconnection and Resale services are available in Exhibit A or the specific rate sheet in your Interconnection or Resale Agreement.

Rates and/or discounts for this feature when ordered with Commercial Solutions products CenturyLink Local Services Platform™ (CLSP™) are available in the Rate Sheet of your Master Services Agreement (MSA).

Ordering

Ordering Rules

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

NOTE: Residence USOCs and rates do not apply to UNE-P Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) and Unbundled Network Element – Switching ( UBS) Services.

Blocking is added or removed by using the BA and BLOCK fields on the product specific LSOG form.

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) and Feature Detail (FID and Data Requirements)

Feature Codes

Billed Number Screening will be provisioned to you based on the BA and BLOCK values that you indicate on a LSR. In order to assess the applicable Nonrecurring Charge (NRC) for this feature, CenturyLink will assign the appropriate USOC(s) and/or FID(s) listed in the tables below. These USOCs and FIDs are provided for CSR reference purposes only and should not be included on the LSR. Note that CenturyLink may remove the NRC USOC(s) during subsequent order activity.

When blocking features exist on a line and you wish to retain them following conversion activity, you must specify the end state of the blocking activity on each line by using the appropriate BA and BLOCK values on the LSR.

Nonrecurring Charges for Billed Number Screening are identified by the following USOCs on the CSR:

Product Feature
Billed Number Screening Nonrecurring Charges
Centrex 21

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

Centrex Plus

RTVXQ

Centrex Prime®

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

Centron®

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

ISDN PRI

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

PAL

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTVXQ

PBX

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

POTS

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

UBS

RTV1Q, RTV2Q, RTV3Q, RTV4Q, RTVXQ

In CO, ID-South, ND, NE, SD, WA, WY the USOC RTVXQ identifies Nonrecurring charges for Billed Number Screening on the CSR.

In MN Nonrecurring charges for Billed Number Screening are identified by the following USOCs

  • RTVXQ = First Line
  • RTV1Q = Lines 2 through 6
  • RTV2Q = Lines 7 through 100
  • RTV3Q = Lines 101 through 300
  • RTV4Q = Lines 301+

Feature Detail

Billed Number Screening is identified by the FID TBE (Toll Billing Exception).

If Screening For: Then TBE Will Be Followed By:
Collect Call and Third Number Billed A
Third Number Billed Only B
Collect Call Only C

Adding Billed Number Screening with a New or Existing Access Line or Switch Port

This feature is ordered by including:

  • Blocking Activity Type E and BLOCK value A, B or C
  • Feature Activity Type N and USOC 1FR, 1FB or appropriate access line code

Removing Billed Number Screening on Existing Access Line or Switch Port

This feature is removed by including:

  • Blocking Activity Type D and BLOCK value A, B or C

Last Update: March 17, 2015

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