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20.45.06.00.htm 20.45.06.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 45 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY TELEPHONE COMPANIES Chapter 06 Pay Phone Service Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 4-201―4-203,and 4-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.45.06.01.htm 20.45.06.01. 01 Scope.. A. Except as provided under §B of this regulation, this chapter applies to a person operating a pay phone.B. The provisions of Regulations .03―07 of this chapter do not apply to a person operating a pay phone in a State, local, or federal correctional facility.
20.45.06.02.htm 20.45.06.02. 02 Registration.. A. Registration. Prior to providing pay phone service, a person shall complete and file a pay phone service provider registration form provided by the Commission.B. Annual Registration Report.. 1) A pay phone service provider shall file an annual registration report with the Commission by April 1 of each year.2) The annual registration report shall be on a form provided by the Commission and include the:. a) Name of the pay phone service provider;.
20.45.06.03.htm 20.45.06.03. 03 Pay Phone Service Requirements.. A. Local Calls.. 1) After an initial 10 minutes of pay phone use for a local call, a pay phone service provider may impose an additional per-minute charge for the use of the pay phone.2) The pay phone service provider shall post the initial charge and any additional per-minute charges as required under Regulation .04 of this chapter.3) If an additional per-minute charge is associated with a pay phone, the pay phone service provider
20.45.06.04.htm 20.45.06.04. 04 Posting and Informational Requirements.. A. Posting Required. A pay phone service provider shall prominently and conspicuously post on or near each pay phone notification of:1) The proper dialing sequence to complete a call;. 2) The local coin rate or a procedure to obtain free rate information for an exclusively card-operated or coinless pay phone;3) The name and address of the pay phone service provider and the operator service provider;. 4) The pay phone service
20.45.06.05.htm 20.45.06.05. 05 Attestation to Local Exchange Company.. A pay phone service provider shall provide to a local exchange company providing dial tone to the pay phone service provider's pay phone a one-time written attestation that the pay phone service provider has or will obtain the appropriate certification, permit, or authorization from the responsible government entity, property owner, or lessee for placement of a pay phone in Maryland.
20.45.06.06.htm 20.45.06.06. 06 Directory Assistance Charges and Charge-Free Calls.. A. Directory Assistance. A pay phone service provider may charge a user for a directory assistance call.B. Charge-Free Calling. A pay phone service provider shall permit a user of its pay phone to reach any of the following without payment:1) A toll free number;. 2) The Universal Emergency Number 911 Services by dialing "9-1-1". 3) The telecommunications relay service; and. 4) A local operator by dialing "Zero-Minus" (0-.
20.45.06.07.htm 20.45.06.07. 07 Equipment Requirements.. A. Telephone Directories. A pay phone service provider shall provide both white page and yellow page telephone directories on an annual basis for:1) All indoor pay phone locations; and. 2) Outdoor pay phone locations when requested by the site owner.. B. Height and Hearing Requirements. A pay phone service provider shall comply with Maryland and federal height and hearing aid compatibility regulations when installing a pay phone.
20.45.06.08.htm 20.45.06.08. 08 Penalties.. Failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter may result in the imposition of a civil penalty or other sanctions under Public Utilities Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, including the disconnection of the pay phone service and the revocation of a pay phone service provider's registration.
20.45.06.9999.htm 20.45.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 1, 1976 (Order No. 61496). Regulations .01―03, Coin Service, repealed and new Regulations .01―08, Pay Phone Service, adopted effective February 26, 2007 (34:4 Md. R. 403)
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