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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 53 . Telecommunications
Section 830. Service requirements

3 AAC 53.830. Service requirements

(a) A private pay telephone service provider shall use coin telephone instruments registered with the Federal Communications Commission, under the provisions of 47 C.F.R. 68 in effect on October 11, 1995.

(b) A private pay telephone service provider shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that a copy of the local telephone directory is available in the vicinity of the instrument.

(c) A private pay telephone must accept incoming calls unless the premises owner or tenant-in-charge requests, or the commission orders under AS 42.05.291 , the private pay telephone service provider to block incoming calls.

(d) The private pay telephone service provider may limit the duration of incoming calls; however, the limit may not be less than three minutes. For a limited duration call, a disconnection warning must be given one minute before disconnection and 30 seconds before disconnection. No other calls may be limited in duration.

(e) A private pay telephone service provider must use a positive acceptance system for an automated collect call. A positive acceptance system permits completion of the call only if the called party affirmatively accepts the call by an oral statement or a signal entered from the called party's telephone keypad.

(f) A private pay telephone must be compatible with hearing-aid devices.

(g) A private pay telephone must be accessible to persons with disabilities as required by the following federal statutes and regulations, in effect as of October 11, 1995:

(1) 42 U.S.C. 12101 - 12213 (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990);

(2) 36 C.F.R. 1191; and

(3) 28 C.F.R. 36.

History: Eff. 9/20/96, Register 139

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.291

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