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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-440

  Ottawa, 3 November 2003

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notice 790 (National Services Tariff)

Customer-specific arrangement


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 23 September 2003, to revise the National Services Tariff item 720, Master Agreement - Customer Specific Arrangement, in order to add per country international long distance rates associated with completing calls to wireless devices in a foreign country.


Bell Canada also proposed to eliminate:
  • the monthly threshold of $25.00 for long distance service calls rated at the Message Toll Schedule rates before the call rates in item 720 would apply; and
  • the rate of $0.012 per six seconds or remaining fraction for toll-free call service received from within the toll-free service customer's local calling area.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


In Business Savings Plan for long distance service, Telecom Order CRTC 2003-284, 15 July 2003 (Order 2003-284), the Commission approved Bell Canada's application to introduce National Services Tariff item 720, Business Savings Plan for long distance service. The purpose of introducing item 720, a service that the Commission is no longer regulating pursuant to Forbearance - Regulation of toll services provided by incumbent telephone companies, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-19, 18 December 1997 (Decision 97-19), was to allow Bell Canada, in the future, to reference the Business Savings Plan and eliminate the requirement to file these rates within each Customer Specific Arrangement (CSA) tariff.


Consistent with Order 2003-284 the Commission considers Bell Canada's proposal appropriate and notes that these services have been placed in Bell Canada's tariffs for reference purposes only. The Commission further notes that while these services are forborne from rate regulation pursuant to Decision 97-19, Bell Canada must continue to include these services at Phase II costs in the imputation test to be filed in support of a CSA consistent with the current treatment of forborne services.


The Commission approves Bell Canada's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.
  Secretary General
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