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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-105

  Ottawa, 17 March 2005

TELUS Communications Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 165

Residence Value Bundle


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 9 February 2005, to revise General Tariff item 302, Residence Value Bundle, in order to introduce a four-feature option to residential customers who have TCI as their Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) or who have TCI as their LEC and Primary Interexchange Carrier (PIC) at different prices, under the Residence Value Bundle (the four-feature bundle).


TCI noted that the current Residence Value Bundle provides residential customers who have TCI as their LEC at the time of billing, with a choice of up to three Call Management Services features (the three-feature bundle) and that a discounted rate applies to the three-feature bundle where TCI is also the customer's PIC. TCI further noted that for customers who also subscribe to TELUS' Internet or TELUS Mobility postpaid cellular services, they may elect to subscribe to an additional fourth feature at a discounted price pursuant to item 302.3.


TCI stated that it proposed to introduce a new four-feature bundle option to all residential customers who have TCI as their LEC, thereby removing the current restriction associated with obtaining a fourth feature. TCI stated that like the three-feature bundle rates, four-feature bundle rates would be discounted where the company is also the customer's PIC.


TCI stated that the proposed monthly rate for the four-feature bundle would be $18.95 for LEC only customers and $15.95 for LEC and PIC customers, in addition to the tariff rate for Residence Individual-line Exchange Service pursuant to either TCI General Tariff (CRTC 18001) item 425 for Alberta customers or TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. General Tariff (CRTC 1005), item 32 for customers in British Columbia.


TCI proposed to classify the four-feature bundle contained in this application as part of the Residential Optional Services sub-baskets within the high-cost serving areas (HCSAs) and Non-HCSA Basic Residential Service baskets, pursuant to Regulatory framework for second price cap period, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-34, 30 May 2002 (Decision 2002-34).


TCI filed an imputation test in support of its application.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission notes that in Decision 2002-34, optional services for residential customers were assigned to the Residential Optional Local Services in HCSAs and non-HCSAs sub-baskets. The Commission therefore considers it appropriate, as proposed by TCI, to assign the proposed Residence Value Bundle bundle to the Residential Optional Local Services in HCSAs and non-HCSAs sub-baskets.


The Commission finds that the proposed rates for the four-feature bundle pass the imputation test.


The Commission approves TCI's application. The revisions take effect as of 17 March 2005.
  Secretary General
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