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Ottawa, 30 November 2006

File Nos:   8740-T66-200615247


Mr. Terry Connolly
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Telus Communications Company
21-10020-100 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
T5J 0N5

Dear Mr. Connolly:

Re:   Tariff Notice Nos. 240, TCBC 4262, Telus Quebec 437

On 21 December 2006, the Commission received an application by Telus Communications Company (TCC), under cover of Tariff Notices 240, TCBC Tariff Notice 4262 and Telus Quebec Tariff Notice 437, requesting the Commission's approval to of proposed revisions of a Call Intercept service in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, pursuant to Tariff CRTC 1005, Item 165 - Transfer of Calls (which is proposed to be renamed as Call Intercept) in British Columbia.

Commission staff notes that TCC indicated in its application that the proposed Call Intercept is a new service for Alberta and Quebec and therefore has no impact on their respective price cap models.   Staff notes that Telus General Tariff 21461, Item 122.2 of the Alberta/B.C. General Terms of Service identifies that the service is available free of charge to customers in Alberta , and further points to TCBC General Tariff (CRTC 1005) Item 165.   As such, staff considers that the proposed Call Intercept service is not a new service in Alberta , with an existing rate of zero.   Staff further considers that in Alberta , the proposed application constitutes a rate increase to an existing service.   Therefore, staff requests TCC to include Alberta in its price cap model for these filings.

Given the requested revision to the Company's price cap model- Other Capped basket, staff notes that the rate for the proposed Call Intercept service may change.   As a result, staff is also returning Telus Quebec TN 437.

Consequently, these applications are now closed.

However, the Commission is open to examining a new application if the company addresses the above-mentioned issues.   The application must be filed under cover of a new tariff notice.   If additional information is required, please contact Joanne Baldassi at (819) 997-4576.

Yours sincerely,

'Original signed by P. Godin'

Paul M. Godin
A/Director General
Competition, Costing and Tariffs

cc:    Joanne Baldassi, CRTC (819) 997-4576

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