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HOW MUCH INNOVATIVE WANTS TO HIKE PHONE FEES

May 23, 2003 – The tariff increase that Innovative Telephone has asked the Public Services Commission to approve (see "PSC to study phone company rate increase bid") would make the following changes in customer charges.
Where current figures are provided for comparison, they are taken from the 2003 Innovative Telephone Directory.
Residential monthly charges
Main line – to $21.65 from $18.55
Extension – to $1.30
Call forwarding – to $1.75 from $1.50
Call return – to $3.50 to $3.00
Call return, additional – to $2.45
Call screening – to $2.35 from
Call waiting – to $2.35 from $2.00
Call ID package, starts basic – to $11.50
Caller ID, basic – to $6.45 from $5.50
Caller ID, deluxe – to $7.80 from $6.50
Caller ID package adv., basic – to $11.75
Caller ID package adv., deluxe – to $12.90
Caller ID package starts, basic – to $10.60
Cancel call waiting – to $1.10 from $.90
Cancel call waiting, additional – to $1.10
CLASS (Customer Local Area Signaling Service), basic – to $14.00
CLASS, deluxe – to $15.25
Distinctive ringing – to $3.50 from $3.00
Long-distance alert – to $2.95 from $2.50
Repeat dialing – to $3.50 from $3.00
Selective call acceptance – to $2.35 from $2.00
Selective call forwarding – to $3.50 from $3.00
Selective call rejection – to $3.50 from $3.00
Selective call rejection , additional – to $2.45
Special package (call waiting / call forwarding) – to $2.90 from $2.50
Speed calling/dialing – to $1.75 from $1.50
Teen Service (multiple numbers on same line), 1 dep. – to $4.70 from $4.00
Teen Service, 2 dep. – to $7.00
Teen Service, 3 dep. – to $9.40
Three-way conference calling – to $2.35 from $2.00
Business monthly charges
Main line – to $58.55 from $49.85
Extension – to $3.40
Key system main line – to $63.30 from $53.75
PABX trunk – to $99.55 from $84.00
PABX ground strt trunk – to $12.00
Call forwarding – to $3.50 from $3.00
Call return – to $4.70 to $4.00
Call screening – to $2.35
Call waiting – to $4.70 from $4.00
Caller ID, basic – to $8.20 from $7.00
Caller ID deluxe – to $9.40 from $8.00
Caller ID package adv., basic – to $15.00
Caller ID package adv., deluxe – to $18.40
Caller ID package starts, basic – to $13.70
Cancel call waiting – to $1.50 from $1.25
Cancel call waiting, additional – to $1.50
CLASS (Customer Local Area Signaling Service), deluxe – to $19.25
Distinctive ringing – to $4.40 from $4.00
Long-distance alert – to $3.80 from $3.25
Repeat dialing – to $4.70 from $4.00
Selective call acceptance – to $3.80 from $3.00
Selective call forwarding – to $4.70 from $4.00
Selective call rejection – to $4.70 from $4.00
Selective call rejection, additional – to $3.30
Special package (call waiting / call forwarding) – to $7.00 from $6.50
Speed calling/dialing – to $3.20 from $2.75
Teen Service (multiple numbers into same line), 1 dep. – to $6.60 from $5.60
Teen Service, 2 dep. – to $9.85
Three-way conference calling – to $3.50 from $3.00
Other monthly charges
C1 Cond / Cable pair – to $18.40
Cable, miles T1 – to $58.60
Call forwarding – to $2.80
Call forwarding, delayed – to $3.50
Call forwarding busy, delayed – to $3.50
Call forwarding RNA, delayed – to $1.75
Channel termination, digital – to $88.50
Channel termination, T1 – to $144.00
Channel termination, 2 wire – to $34.00
Channel termination, OPX – to $3.50
Channel termination, 4 wire – to $35.25
Competitive coin phone – $61.00
Entrance FAC, DS1 – to $697.00
Local MUX, DS1 – to $473.00
Microwave terminal, T1 – to $416.00
Microwave termination – to $17.30
Mileage cable PR local PL – to $13.75
PL, Bridging – to $32.25
Private line cable, miles – to $13.80
Two-wire point terminal – to $63.00
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May 23, 2003 - The tariff increase that Innovative Telephone has asked the Public Services Commission to approve (see "PSC to study phone company rate increase bid") would make the following changes in customer charges.
Where current figures are provided for comparison, they are taken from the 2003 Innovative Telephone Directory.
Residential monthly charges
Main line - to $21.65 from $18.55
Extension - to $1.30
Call forwarding - to $1.75 from $1.50
Call return - to $3.50 to $3.00
Call return, additional - to $2.45
Call screening - to $2.35 from
Call waiting - to $2.35 from $2.00
Call ID package, starts basic - to $11.50
Caller ID, basic - to $6.45 from $5.50
Caller ID, deluxe - to $7.80 from $6.50
Caller ID package adv., basic - to $11.75
Caller ID package adv., deluxe - to $12.90
Caller ID package starts, basic - to $10.60
Cancel call waiting - to $1.10 from $.90
Cancel call waiting, additional - to $1.10
CLASS (Customer Local Area Signaling Service), basic - to $14.00
CLASS, deluxe - to $15.25
Distinctive ringing - to $3.50 from $3.00
Long-distance alert - to $2.95 from $2.50
Repeat dialing - to $3.50 from $3.00
Selective call acceptance - to $2.35 from $2.00
Selective call forwarding - to $3.50 from $3.00
Selective call rejection - to $3.50 from $3.00
Selective call rejection , additional - to $2.45
Special package (call waiting / call forwarding) - to $2.90 from $2.50
Speed calling/dialing - to $1.75 from $1.50
Teen Service (multiple numbers on same line), 1 dep. - to $4.70 from $4.00
Teen Service, 2 dep. - to $7.00
Teen Service, 3 dep. - to $9.40
Three-way conference calling - to $2.35 from $2.00
Business monthly charges
Main line - to $58.55 from $49.85
Extension - to $3.40
Key system main line - to $63.30 from $53.75
PABX trunk - to $99.55 from $84.00
PABX ground strt trunk - to $12.00
Call forwarding - to $3.50 from $3.00
Call return - to $4.70 to $4.00
Call screening - to $2.35
Call waiting - to $4.70 from $4.00
Caller ID, basic - to $8.20 from $7.00
Caller ID deluxe - to $9.40 from $8.00
Caller ID package adv., basic - to $15.00
Caller ID package adv., deluxe - to $18.40
Caller ID package starts, basic - to $13.70
Cancel call waiting - to $1.50 from $1.25
Cancel call waiting, additional - to $1.50
CLASS (Customer Local Area Signaling Service), deluxe - to $19.25
Distinctive ringing - to $4.40 from $4.00
Long-distance alert - to $3.80 from $3.25
Repeat dialing - to $4.70 from $4.00
Selective call acceptance - to $3.80 from $3.00
Selective call forwarding - to $4.70 from $4.00
Selective call rejection - to $4.70 from $4.00
Selective call rejection, additional - to $3.30
Special package (call waiting / call forwarding) - to $7.00 from $6.50
Speed calling/dialing - to $3.20 from $2.75
Teen Service (multiple numbers into same line), 1 dep. - to $6.60 from $5.60
Teen Service, 2 dep. - to $9.85
Three-way conference calling - to $3.50 from $3.00
Other monthly charges
C1 Cond / Cable pair - to $18.40
Cable, miles T1 - to $58.60
Call forwarding - to $2.80
Call forwarding, delayed - to $3.50
Call forwarding busy, delayed - to $3.50
Call forwarding RNA, delayed - to $1.75
Channel termination, digital - to $88.50
Channel termination, T1 - to $144.00
Channel termination, 2 wire - to $34.00
Channel termination, OPX - to $3.50
Channel termination, 4 wire - to $35.25
Competitive coin phone - $61.00
Entrance FAC, DS1 - to $697.00
Local MUX, DS1 - to $473.00
Microwave terminal, T1 - to $416.00
Microwave termination - to $17.30
Mileage cable PR local PL - to $13.75
PL, Bridging - to $32.25
Private line cable, miles - to $13.80
Two-wire point terminal - to $63.00
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