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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-47

  Ottawa, 4 February 2005

Thunder Bay Telephone

  Reference: Tariff Notices 113 and 113A

Revision to rates for Voice Mail and Call Management Services


The Commission received an application by Thunder Bay Telephone, dated 24 January 2005 and amended on 28 January 2005, to revise item 3, Voice Messaging, and item 5, Call Management Services, under section TB490 of its General Tariff in order to introduce the following new call management services: anonymous call rejection, selective call acceptance, and selective call rejection.


These features will be priced on the basis of the company's existing pricing structure that has the first service at one price and any additional features at another. These additional new features require subscription to call display and would be available at the additional feature rate of $1.95 for residential customers and $2.45 for business customers. The first call management service feature is priced at $3.95 and $4.95 for residence and business, respectively.


Thunder Bay Telephone stated that the Commission has approved rates for these features for other companies, but in some cases under different descriptions. In addition, the company stated that it wished to apply to have its message waiting indication feature incorporated into its voice mail service offering at no change in rate for the voice mail service. The company stated that this would be responsive to customers' requests and consistent with industry practice.


In Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001 (Decision 2001-756), the Commission determined that the fourth basket of capped services would comprise all other services offered by the small incumbent local exchange carriers, such as optional services, multi-element service categories, special facilities tariffs and competitor access tariffs. It also determined that rates for these services would generally be permitted to increase up to any already approved rate for the same service. It stated that tariff applications could be submitted at any time and should reference when and where the Commission approved the rate.


The Commission finds that Thunder Bay Telephone's proposed rates are in line with the determinations in Decision 2001-756.


The Commission approves on an interim basis Thunder Bay Telephone's application. The revisions take effect as of 7 February 2005.


Thunder Bay Telephone is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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