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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-460

Ottawa, 13 December 2002

Bell Canada

Reference: Tariff Notice 6693

Enhanced call privacy


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 1 October 2002, to revise General Tariff item 2165, Calling Features, in order to enhance the existing Call Privacy service by modifying the existing functionality of one feature and by adding two new features.


In its application, Bell Canada stated that it had modified the functionality of the feature that intercepted calls that were displayed to the subscriber as "private" or "unknown". Bell Canada noted that, with the current functionality, when the subscriber received a call from a caller who was displayed as "unknown" or "private" the caller was required to record their name and the subscriber was required to answer the phone in order to determine whether to accept the call. Bell Canada stated that it had modified the functionality of the feature such that callers who would be displayed as "private" or "unknown" would be able to unblock or manually enter their telephone number so that the number could be viewed on the subscriber's call display unit.


The proposed new features are:

- On/Off feature that would enable subscribers to turn the entire Call Privacy service on or off; and
- Selective Acceptance List that would enable subscribers to enter a list of up to 10 numbers that would not be intercepted by Call Privacy service.


Bell Canada noted that the proposed enhancements would be provided to subscribers with no change to the existing rates.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission approves Bell Canada's application. The revisions take effect two weeks from the date of this order.

Secretary General

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