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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 53 . Telecommunications
Section 560. Preamble requirements

3 AAC 53.560. Preamble requirements

(a) At the beginning of each pay-per-call telephone service, a preamble is required that provides disclosure information pertaining to the specific service provided.

(b) The preamble must be clearly understandable and audible.

(c) The disclosure information contained in the preamble must include

(1) the name of the pay-per-call telephone service provider;

(2) the nature of the pay-per-call telephone service provided; and

(3) the maximum charge per initial and subsequent minute and per call.

(d) A preamble for programming aimed at or likely to be of interest to children must include a warning that parental permission must be given before completing the call. The warning must be clear, conspicuous, and in language easily understandable by children.

(e) A customer may disconnect the call during or at the conclusion of the preamble without incurring a charge.

(f) A preamble is not required for programs with a flat rate of $2 or less.

(g) A preamble bypass mechanism may be installed allowing repeat customers to affirmatively bypass the preamble during subsequent calls.

(h) A preamble bypass mechanism must be disabled for a period of 30 days following a price increase of any pay-per-call telephone service.

(i) A preamble bypass mechanism may not be used in any pay-per-call telephone service aimed at children.

(j) A preamble that complies with 47 C.F.R. 64.711, in effect as of June 30, 1992, is considered to be in compliance with this section.

History: Eff. 9/25/93, Register 127

Authority: AS 42.05.141

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