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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-209

  Ottawa, 5 July 2004

NorthernTel Limited Partnership

  Reference: Tariff Notice 207

Visual Call Waiting


The Commission received an application by NorthernTel Limited Partnership (NorthernTel), dated 21 May 2004, to revise item 8, Custom Calling Features, item 10, Call Management Service, item 11, Smart Package, and item 12, Smart Package 2002, of section N490 of its General Tariff in order to introduce Visual Call Waiting for single line residence and business customers, as an enhancement to Call Waiting and Call Display Name and Number at no extra charge. Visual Call Waiting enables a customer to receive the Call Waiting tone and, where Call Blocking has not been invoked, to view the Call Waiting party's name and number.


In addition, NorthernTel proposed to remove references to past promotional campaigns held in 2003.


NorthernTel submitted that it had not provided economic studies in support of Visual Call Waiting as it proposed to implement a rate structure which had previously been approved by the Commission in Telecom Order CRTC 97-1025, 22 July 1997.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


In Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001, the Commission assigned to the fourth service basket services offered by the small incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), such as optional services, multi-element service categories, special facilities tariffs and competitor access tariffs. The Commission determined that rates for these services would be permitted to increase up to an already approved rate for the same service.


The Commission notes that the rate structure proposed by NorthernTel is consistent with those already approved for other ILECs.


The Commission approves NorthernTel's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.


NorthernTel is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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