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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-423

  Ottawa, 17 October 2003

MTS Communications Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 514

Wire Watch/Phone Watch bundle


The Commission received an application by MTS Communications Inc. (MTS), dated 10 September 2003, to revise the Supplementary Tariff Special Services and Facilities item 9710, Wire Watch Service, in order to introduce a Wire Watch/Phone Watch bundle as a new service option.


MTS proposed to bundle the existing Wire Watch Service with Phone Watch Service. Wire Watch Service provides diagnostic and repair of customer-owned inside wire and jacks and diagnosis of customer-provided equipment. Phone Watch provides maintenance coverage on customer-owned telephone sets. MTS is also proposing revisions to the wording of the Wire Watch tariff in order to provide clarification of the existing terms and conditions.


The proposed bundle would be offered on a per-line basis to residential and business customers at $4.65 per month.


In Regulatory framework for second price cap period, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-34, 30 May 2002, the Commission established the price regulation regime that is now applicable to the following incumbent local exchange carriers: Aliant Telecom Inc., Bell Canada, MTS, Saskatchewan Telecommunications and TELUS Communications Inc. Under price cap regulation, the residential portion of Wire Watch is classified as a capped service and the business portion of Wire Watch is classified as uncapped. MTS is proposing the same classification for the Wire Watch/Phone Watch bundle.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission approves MTS' application. The revisions take effect as of 1 December 2003.
  Secretary General
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