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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 407. Rules for Payphone Service and Instruments
1/26/2020

20VAC5-407-10. Applicability; Definitions.

A. This chapter is promulgated pursuant to the provisions of the Pay Telephone Registration Act (§ 56-508.16 of the Code of Virginia).

B. The provisions in this chapter apply to all payphone service providers (PSPs) and, where applicable, operator service providers (OSPs), and serving local exchange carriers (serving LECs). Payphone instruments located in confinement facilities are excluded from the provisions of this chapter.

C. The following terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Commission" means the State Corporation Commission.

"Interexchange carrier" or "IXC" means a carrier that provides intrastate interexchange long-distance telephone service.

"Operator service provider" or "OSP" means a company that provides or contracts for call completion by either live or automated services.

"Payphone instrument" means a telecommunications device, either coin or coinless, that imposes a charge on a per call or use basis.

"Payphone service" means the provision of coin or coinless telephone service to the public utilizing a payphone service provider's instrument.

"Payphone service provider" or "PSP" means a company or person that provides payphone service to the public in the Commonwealth of Virginia by means of a coin or coinless payphone instrument.

"Serving local exchange carrier" or "serving LEC" means the local exchange carrier to whom the PSP subscribes for access line service.

"User" means the individual initiating a call from a payphone instrument.

"0+ call" means a call made by a user dialing the digit "0" followed by the telephone number.

"0- call" means a call made by a user dialing the digit "0" only.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-508.16 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 18, Issue 09, eff. December 14, 2001.

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