Tariff

SUBJECT INDEX OF TARIFFS

A Section Sheet No.
Abuse or Fraudulent Use of Service…………………….……… II ……………… 7
Additional Service, Requests for……………….….…………… II ……………… 2
Advance Payments for Service………………………….……… II ……………… 2
Alteration of Premises………………………………………….. II ……………… 2
Alternate Call Number Listings………………………………… III ……………… 9
Application of Business Rates……….………………………… III ……………… 2
Application of Residential Rates………………………………. III ……………… 2
Applications for Service……………………………………….. II ……………… 7
Availability of Facilities……………………………………….. II ……………… 3
B
Bridged Main Line Service……………………………………. III ……………… 3
Business Rates, Application of…………………………………….. III ……………… 2
C
Care of Equipment by Subscriber………………………………….. II ……………… 2
Collection Practices……………………………………………. II ……………… 4, 5
Combination Main Line Service……………………………….. III ………………
Connecting Company Lines, Use of……………………………….. II ……………… 4
Construction and Special Installation Charges, General……….. III ………………
Construction Charges, Rural …………………………………… III ………………
Credit, Establishment of………………………………………… II ……………… 3
Cross Reference Listings……………………………………….. III ………………
D
Defacement of Premises……………………………………….. II ……………… 4
Definitions……………………………………………………… I ………………
Deposits, Cash………………………………………………….. II ……………… 7
Directories, Furnishing of……………………………………… II ……………… 5
Directories, Ownership and Use of…………………………….. II ……………… 5
Directory Errors and Omissions………………………………… II ……………… 4
Directory Listings, Joint Users………………………………… III ………………
Directory Listings, Regular…………………………………….. III ………………
D Section Sheet No.
Directory Listings, Regulations…………………………….. III ……………… 7-10
Discontinuance for Non-Payment…………….….………… II ……………… 4, 5
Duplicate Directory Listings……………………………… III ……………… 9
E
Entrance of Premises……………………………………… II ……………… 5
Equipment, Hazardous Locations………………………… II ……………… 5
Equipment, Ownership and Use of……………………… II ……………… 5
Equipment, Tampering with……………………………… II ……………… 6
Establishment of Credit…..……………………………… II ……………… 7
Extension of Facilities…………………………………… III ……………… 3
Extension Stations, General……………………………… III ……………… 4
Extra Listings, Rules……………………………………… III ……………… 8
F
Foreign Exchange Service………………………………… V ……………… 9
G
Governmental Objections to Service……………………… II ……………… 7
H
Hazardous Locations for Equipment……………………… II ……………… 5
I
Impersonation of Another………………………………… II ……………… 6
Installation Charges, General……………………………… III ……………… 3, 4
Installation Charges, Unusual……………………………… II ……………… 2
Interruptions of Service…………………………………… II ……………… 2
J
Joint User Service, Rules………………………………… III ……………… 4
K Section Sheet No.
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L
Liability of Company, General.………………………….…… II ……………… 3
Liability of Company, Obligations…………………….……… II ……………… 3
Limits on Time Used, Party Lines……………………….…… II ……………… 6
Limitations on Service Offering……………………….…….. II ……………… 7
M
Main Line Extensions, Rural………………………………… III ……………… 6
Maintenance and Repair of Service…………………………. II ……………… 2
Message Toll Telephone Tariff……………………………… VI ……………… 1
N
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O
Obligation and Liability of Company………………………… II ……………… 3
Office Hour Listing………………………………………….. III ……………… 10
Ownership of Equipment……………………………………. II ……………… 5
P
Payment for Service, General………………………………. II ……………… 4, 7
Primary Listings, Directory ………………………………… III ……………… 8
Private Right of Way, Rural Lines………………………….. III ……………… 3
Profane Language, Use of…………………………………… II ……………… 6
Public Telephone Service…………………………………… III ……………… 5
Q
R
Residence Rates, Application of…………………………….. III ……………… 2
Responsibility of Subscriber………………………………… II ……………… 2
Rural Line Extensions……………………………………….. III ……………… 6
Rural Line Service…………………………………………… III ……………… 6
S Section Sheet No.
Semi-Public Telephone Service.………………………….……… III ……………… 5
Service Interruptions…………………………………….………… II ……………… 3
Special Services and Facilities……..…………………….……… III ……………… 7,
Special Toll Bills……………………………………….……….. II ……………… 4
Special Types of Construction………………………………….. III ……………… 3, 4
Subscriber Service, Temporary…………………………………. II ……………… 6
Suspension of Service Temporary……………………………… III ……………… 10
T
Tampering with Equipment…………………………………….. II ……………… 6
Tariffs, General Service………………………………………… III ……………… 1
Telephone Numbers……………………………………………. II ……………… 2
Temporary Tenant Listings…………………………………….. III ……………… 9
Temporary Suspension of Service, Vacation Rules……………. III ……………… 10
Toll, Message Telephone Service……………………………… VI ……………… 1
Transmitting Messages………………………………………… II ……………… 4
U
Unauthorized Attachments……………………………………… II ……………… 6
Underground Service Connections……………………………… III ……………… 4
Unusual Installation Costs……………………………………… II ……………… 2
Use of Connecting Company Lines……………………………. II ……………… 4
Use of Party Line Service……………………………………… II ……………… 6
Use of Profane Language………………………………………. II ……………… 6
Use of Service and Facilities…………………………………… II ……………… 5, 6
Use of Service, Illegal Purposes……………………………….. II ……………… 7
Use of Subscriber Service……………………………………… II ……………… 6
V
Vacation Rates………………………………………………….. III ……………… 10
W
Wide Area Telephone Service………………………………….. VI ……………… 1
X     Y     Z
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SYMBOLS

  1. Changed Regulation or Rate
  2. Discontinued Service Offering
  3. Increased Rate
  4. Limited to Location
  5. New Rate, Treatment or Regulation
  6. Reduced Rate
  7. Reissued or Relocated Matter
  8. Change in Text
Table of Contents
Section Page
Index Subject Index of Tariff
I Definitions
II General Rules and Regulations
III General Exchange Service
IV Foreign Exchange Service
V Private Line Services
VI Message Toll Service
VII Local Exchange Rates
VIII Access Service

SCHEDULE OF RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE FURNISHING OF TELEPHONE SERVICE

The Swayzee Telephone Co;  Inc.

(Name of Company)

APPLYING TO THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGES

Swayzee

SECTION NUMBER I

DEFINITIONS

Table of Contents

                 Sheet                                                                 Sheet
Base Rate Area………………. 2 Local Service Area…………………….. 3
Circuit………………………… 2 Main Station…………………………… 3
Connecting Company………… 2 Party Line……………………………… 3
Exchange…………………….. 2 Premises……………………………….. 3
Exchange Area……………… 2 PBX System……………………………. 3-4
Exchange Station……………. 2 Public Telephone………………………… 4
Extra Listing………………… 2 Rural Line Service……………………… 4
Individual Line……………… 3 Subscriber……………………………… 4
Installation Charge………….. 3 Telephone Station……………………… 4-5
Local Message………………. 3 Toll Message…………………………… 5

APPLICATION OF TARIFF

The definitions specified herein apply to the intra-state service facilities furnished in Indiana by the Telephone Company.  This Tariff cancels and supercedes all other exchange service Tariffs or Definitions of the Telephone Company excepting Message Toll Tariffs issued and effective prior to the effective date of this Tariff.

DEFINITIONS

BASE RATE AREA:

That portion or portions of an exchange area, usually the continuously built-up section surrounding and including the central office or offices, within which any of the regularly offered classes of main station service, except rural service, are offered at rates that do not vary with the distance from the central office.

This area may be described in one of the following ways:

1.  as the village or city corporate limits

2.  as the village or city corporate limits as of a given date

3.  by means of a map specifically identifying the area

CIRCUIT:

The term applied to a channel used for the transmission of electrical energy in furnishing telephone service.

A corporation, association, partnership or individual owning or operating one or more exchanges and with whom traffic is interchanged.

EXCHANGE:

The term means a basic unit established for the administration of telephone service in a specified area which usually embraces a city, town or village and its environs.  It usually consists of one or more central offices together with the associated plant used in furnishing communication service within that area.

EXCHANGE AREA:

That territory served by an exchange

EXCHANGE STATION:  ― (See Telephone Station)

EXTRA LISTING:

An extra listing is any listing of a name or information in connection with a subscriber’s telephone number beyond that to which he is entitled in connection with his regular service.

INDIVIDUAL LINE:

A central office line designated for the connection of only one main station.  (Not a PBX trunk line.)

INSTALLATION CHARGE:

A non-recurring charge made for placing or furnishing of telephone equipment, in addition to Service Connection Charges and other applicable charges for service or equipment.

LOCAL MESSAGES:

A communication between a calling station and any other station within the local service area of the calling station.

LOCAL SERVICE AREA:

The area throughout which a communication service is rendered to a calling station without the application of toll charges.

MAIN STATION: ―(See Telephone Station)

PARTY LINE:

A central office line designated for the connection of more than one main station.

PREMISES:

The building, or continuous portions of a building , used and occupied at one time by a subscriber in the conduct of his business or as a residence.  Where floor space in an adjoining building is made continuous in extent at one or more floor levels, all floor space in both buildings is considered as the same premises insofar as the subscriber who uses and occupies such continuous floor space is concerned, the two buildings otherwise being considered as separate buildings.

PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SYSTEM:

Such system is the arrangement of equipment, contracted for by a subscriber, consisting of switching apparatus with attendants’ telephone, trunks to a central office and stations connected with the switching apparatus, thereby providing for telephonic intercommunication between these stations, and also communication with the general exchange system.

PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SYSTEM: (Continued)

(1)     PBX Trunk ― A circuit connecting the PBX system with a central office.

(2)    PBX Station ― Any station connected with a PBX system within the same local service exchange area.

(3)    Battery Power ― Power furnished for talking and for operating lamp or visual signals and relays.

(4)    Ringing Current ― Current furnished by means of a circuit from a central office or other source of supply, to enable the PBX operator to signal the PBX stations or connecting PBX stations without the use of a hand generator.

PUBLIC TELEPHONE:

An exchange station, either attended or equipped with a coin collecting device, provided by the Telephone Company with its own discretion for the use of the general public.

RURAL LINE SERVICE:

A type of multi-party line service furnished to subscribers in certain sections outside the base rate area but within the exchange area.

SUBSCRIBER:

The individual, partnership, association or corporation which contracts for telephone service and is responsible for the payment of charges and compliance with rules and regulations of the Telephone Company.

TELEPHONE STATION:

A telephone instrument, consisting of a transmitter, receiver, and associated apparatus, so connected as to permit of transmitting and receiving telephone messages.

(1)    Company Stations ― A station owned by the Telephone Company, receiving service from and through central office equipment and lines normally owned, maintained and operated by the Telephone Company, and provided as a part of the Telephone Company’s service function.  Service stations are not included under this classification.

(a)     Main Station ― A company station directly connected by means of an individual line or party line circuit with a central office.

(b)     Extension Station ― An additional Company station connected  to the same circuit as the main station and having the same telephone     number as the main station.

(c)     PBX Station ― Any Company connected with a PBX System within the same local exchange service area.

(d)     Toll Terminal ― A company station, or a terminal on a PBX switchboard, and the associated exchange circuit connecting the station or terminal directly with a toll switchboard. (Also known as Long Distance Terminal.)

TOLL MESSAGE:

A message from a calling station to a station located in a different local service area for which a message charge is made.

SUBJECT INDEX OF TARIFFS

A Section Sheet No.
Abuse or Fraudulent Use of Service…………………….……… II ………………
Additional Service, Requests for……………….….…………… II ………………
Advance Payments for Service………………………….……… II ………………
Alteration of Premises………………………………………….. II ………………
Alternate Call Number Listings………………………………… III ………………
Application of Business Rates……….………………………… III ………………
Application of Residential Rates………………………………. III ………………
Applications for Service……………………………………….. II ………………
Availability of Facilities……………………………………….. II ………………
B
Bridged Main Line Service……………………………………. III ………………
Business Rates, Application of…………………………………….. III ………………
C
Care of Equipment by Subscriber………………………………….. II ………………
Collection Practices……………………………………………. II ………………
Combination Main Line Service……………………………….. III ………………
Connecting Company Lines, Use of……………………………….. II ………………
Construction and Special Installation Charges, General……….. III ………………
Construction Charges, Rural …………………………………… III ………………
Credit, Establishment of………………………………………… II ………………
Cross Reference Listings……………………………………….. III ………………
D
Defacement of Premises……………………………………….. II ………………
Definitions……………………………………………………… I ………………
Deposits, Cash………………………………………………….. II ………………
Directories, Furnishing of……………………………………… II ………………
Directories, Ownership and Use of…………………………….. II ………………
Directory Errors and Omissions………………………………… II ………………
Directory Listings, Joint Users………………………………… III ………………
Directory Listings, Regular…………………………………….. III ………………
III
D Section Sheet No.
Directory Listings, Regulations…………………………….. III ………………
Discontinuance for Non-Payment…………….….………… II ………………
Duplicate Directory Listings……………………………… III ………………
E
Entrance of Premises……………………………………… II ………………
Equipment, Hazardous Locations………………………… II ………………
Equipment, Ownership and Use of……………………… II ………………
Equipment, Tampering with……………………………… II ………………
Establishment of Credit…..……………………………… II ………………
Extension of Facilities…………………………………… III ………………
Extension Stations, General……………………………… III ………………
Extra Listings, Rules……………………………………… III ………………
F
Foreign Exchange Service………………………………… V ………………
G
Governmental Objections to Service……………………… II ………………
H
Hazardous Locations for Equipment……………………… II ………………
I
Impersonation of Another………………………………… II ………………
Installation Charges, General……………………………… III ………………
Installation Charges, Unusual……………………………… II ………………
Interruptions of Service…………………………………… II ………………
J
Joint User Service, Rules………………………………… III ………………
K Section Sheet No.
……………………………………………………………….. ……………….
L
Liability of Company, General.………………………….…… III ………………
Liability of Company, Obligations…………………….……… II ………………
Limits on Time Used, Party Lines……………………….…… II ………………
Limitations on Service Offering……………………….…….. II ………………
M
Main Line Extensions, Rural………………………………… III ………………
Maintenance and Repair of Service…………………………. II ………………
Message Toll Telephone Tariff……………………………… VI ………………
N
……………………………………………………………….. ………………
O
Obligation and Liability of Company………………………… II ………………
Office Hour Listing………………………………………….. III ………………
Ownership of Equipment……………………………………. II ………………
P
Payment for Service, General………………………………. II ………………
Primary Listings, Directory ………………………………… III ………………
Private Right of Way, Rural Lines………………………….. III ………………
Profane Language, Use of…………………………………… II ………………
Public Telephone Service…………………………………… III ………………
Q
……………………………………………………………….. ………………
R
Residence Rates, Application of…………………………….. III ………………
Responsibility of Subscriber………………………………… II ………………
Rural Line Extensions……………………………………….. III ………………
Rural Line Service…………………………………………… III ………………
S Section Sheet No.
Semi-Public Telephone Service.………………………….……… III ………………
Service Interruptions…………………………………….………… II ………………
Special Services and Facilities……..…………………….……… III ………………
Special Toll Bills……………………………………….……….. II ………………
Special Types of Construction………………………………….. III ………………
Subscriber Service, Temporary…………………………………. II ………………
Suspension of Service Temporary……………………………… III ………………
T
Tampering with Equipment…………………………………….. II ………………
Tariffs, General Service………………………………………… III ………………
Telephone Numbers……………………………………………. II ………………
Temporary Tenant Listings…………………………………….. III ………………
Temporary Suspension of Service, Vacation Rules……………. III ………………
Toll, Message Telephone Service……………………………… VI ………………
Transmitting Messages………………………………………… II ………………
U
Unauthorized Attachments……………………………………… II ………………
Underground Service Connections……………………………… III ………………
Unusual Installation Costs……………………………………… II ………………
Use of Connecting Company Lines……………………………. II ………………
Use of Party Line Service……………………………………… II ………………
Use of Profane Language………………………………………. II ………………
Use of Service and Facilities…………………………………… II ………………
Use of Service, Illegal Purposes……………………………….. II ………………
Use of Subscriber Service……………………………………… II ………………
V
Vacation Rates………………………………………………….. III ………………
W
Wide Area Telephone Service………………………………….. VI ………………
X     Y     Z
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SECTION  IIGENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONSTable of Contents

                                                                Sheet
Establishment and Furnishing of Service………………………………………….. 2
Establishment and Maintenance of Credit………………………………………… 3
Obligation and Liability of the Telephone Company……………………………… 3-4
Payment for Services and Facilities……………………………………………….. 4-5
Telephone Directories……………………………………………………………… 5
Use of Service and Facilities………………………………………………………. 5-7
Limitation of Service Offering…………………………………………………….. 7

APPLICATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Rules and Regulations specified herein are in addition to those contained in the Tariff of Definitions, General Exchange Tariffs, and the Message Toll Telephone Tariffs.  They apply to the intrastate service and facilities in Indiana by the Telephone Company.  Failure on the part of the subscribers to observe these rules and regulations of the Telephone Company, after due notice of such failure, automatically gives the Telephone Company the privilege of canceling the contract and discontinuing the furnishing of service.

In the event of conflict between and any rate, rule, regulation or provision contained in these General Rules and Regulations and any rate, rule, regulation or provisions contained in the Tariff of Definitions, General Tariffs, or the Message Toll Telephone Tariff, the rate, rule, regulation, or provision contained in the specific Tariffs shall prevail.

These Tariffs of Rules and Regulations cancel and supercede all other exchange service Tariffs or General Rules and Regulations, excepting Message Toll Tariffs issued and effective prior to the effective date of this Tariff.

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

A.   ESTABLISHMENT AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE:

1.  Application for Service

Applications for service shall constitute a contract when accepted in writing by the Company or upon establishment of service.  The initial minimum period for which charges shall apply will be one month or more as otherwise may be specified elsewhere in the tariffs of the company.  An applicant who has no account with the Telephone Company, or whose financial responsibility is not a matter of common knowledge, may be required to make an advance payment at the time application is made in an amount equal to the charges for one month’s local service plus service connection, installation, or construction charges that may be applicable.  An applicant may also be required to make a deposit in an amount deemed sufficient by the Telephone Company to protect it from unpaid bills.

2.  Telephone Numbers

The subscriber has no property right in the telephone number and the Telephone Company may change any number whenever it deems it advisable in the conduct of its business.

3.  Alterations

The subscriber agrees to notify the company whenever alterations or new construction on premises owned or leased by him will necessitate changes in the Company’s wiring and equipment; and the subscriber agrees to pay the Company’s current charges, if any, for such change

4.  Responsibility of Subscriber for Payment

The subscriber is required to pay all charges for exchange services and facilities, and for all toll messages in accordance with provisions contained elsewhere in these Tariffs.  The subscriber is held responsible for all charges for telephone service rendered at his telephone, both exchange and toll, including charges for toll messages on which the charges have been reversed.

5.  Maintenance and Repair

The Telephone Company undertakes to maintain and repair the facilities which it furnishes to subscribers.  The subscriber agrees to take good care of the instruments and all accessories connected therewith and shall be financially liable and pay for all malicious, willful and negligent damage.  The subscriber may not, or permit others to rearrange, disconnect or remove any equipment or wiring installed by the Telephone Company.  If any equipment or wiring is rearranged, disconnected or removed, the Telephone Company shall have the right to make a change in accordance with the rules and regulations then in effect.

6.  Unusual Installation Costs

Where special conditions or special requirements of the subscriber involve unusual construction or installation costs, the subscriber may be required to pay all or a reasonable portion of such costs.  If a charge is made in the ownership of all materials and equipment shall remain with the Telephone Company.

 

B.   ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF CREDIT:

1.  Establishment of Credit

The Telephone Company is not obligated to furnish any individual or firm that owes for services previously rendered at the same or a different address, until arrangements have been made to liquidate such previous indebtedness to the Company.  Nor is the Telephone Company obligated to continue to furnish service to any individual or firm whose credit is or becomes, in the opinion of the Telephone Company doubtful.  In order to insure the payment of all charges due for its service, the Telephone Company may require an applicant or subscriber to establish and maintain his credit by means of a cash deposit.  Any such deposit shall be returned to the subscriber or credited to the subscriber’s account at the termination of service.

2.  Deposits

In order to insure the payment of all charges due for its service, the Telephone Company may require that an applicant or customer establish and maintain his credit by means of a cash deposit.  Simple interest will be paid on such deposits at a rate of three percent (3%) per annum for the period the date the deposit is made to the time service to the depositor is discontinued.  Any such deposit together with accumulated interest shall be returned to the customer or credited to his account at the termination of service.
C.   OBLIGATION AND LIABILITY OF THE TELEPHONE COMPANY:

1.  Availability of Facilities

The Telephone Company’s obligation to furnish exchange and toll service is dependent upon its ability to secure and retain without unreasonable expense, suitable facilities and rights for the construction and maintenance of the necessary pole lines, circuits, equipment, etc.

2.  Interruptions of Service

If service is interrupted for more than forty-eight hours other than by negligence or willful act of the subscriber, an allowance at the minimum rate for the telephone facilities and class of service affected at the time of the interruption shall be made for the time such interruption continues.

Any adjustment shall apply only to the period of interruption continues beyond twenty-four hours after due notice of the interruption received by the Telephone Company.  No other liability shall in any case attach to the company on account of interruptions of service.

3.  Directory Errors and Omissions

The Company issues directories to assist in furnishing prompt and efficient service and does not guarantee to its subscribers correct listings therein.  Every precaution is taken to prevent errors in, and omissions of, directory listings but they may occur.  If such errors or omissions do occur the Telephone Company’s liability therefore shall be limited to a reasonable adjustment not to exceed one half of the charges for local exchange service for the directory period.  The Telephone Company will not be a party to controversies arising between subscribers or others as a result of listings published in its directories.

4.  Transmitting Messages

The Telephone Company does not transmit message but offers the use of its facilities for communications between patrons.  If because of transmission difficulties the operator, in order to accommodate the subscriber, repeats messages, she is deemed to be acting as the agent of the persons involved and no liability shall attach to the Telephone Company because of any errors made by the operator or misunderstandings that may arise between subscribers because of such errors.

5.  Use of Connecting Company Lines

When suitable arrangements can be made, lines of other telephone companies may be used in establishing wire connections to points not reached by the Company’s lines.  In establishing connections with the lines of other companies, the Telephone Company is not responsible or liable for any action of the Connecting Company.

6.  Defacement of Premises

The Telephone Company shall exercise due care-in connection with all work done on subscribers’ premises.  No liability shall attach to the Telephone Company by reason of any defacement or damage to the subscribers’ premises resulting from the existence of the Telephone Company’s instruments, apparatus and associated wiring on such premises, or by the installation and removal thereof, unless such defacement damage is the result of sole negligence of the Telephone Company.
D.   PAYMENT FOR SERVICE AND FACILITIES:

Bills are due in advance of the service period.  Charges for exchange service, long distance service, and auxiliary equipment are due when the bill for such service is rendered (date shown thereon) and become delinquent fifteen (15) days thereafter.  All bills are payable at the Telephone Company’s business office, or authorized collection agency.  Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the customer of the responsibility for paying promptly.

When warranted, in the judgment of the Telephone Company, special toll bills may be rendered.  In such cases the amounts billed are due and payable on demand.

In the event of default payment of any sum due for either exchange or toll service, or both, the Company may discontinue service without further notice.  Service need not be restored unless or until all amounts due at the time of the default are paid in full including the charge, if any, for restoring the service.

E.   TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES:

1.  Distribution

The Telephone Company will furnish to its subscribers, without charge, only such directories as it deems necessary for the efficient use of the service.  Other directories will be furnished at the discretion of the Company at a reasonable charge..

2.  Ownership and Use

Directories furnished without charge to the subscribers are the property of the Telephone Company, and are loaned to subscribers only as an aid in the use of the telephone service, and are to be returned to the Telephone Company upon request or when new directories are issued.  Subscribers must not deface or mutilate directories.  The Telephone Company shall have the right to make a charge for the directories issued in replacement of directories destroyed, defaced, or mutilated in the possession of the subscriber.  Ni binder, holder, auxiliary cover, or any other device or gadget except as such as may be provided by or with the consent of the Telephone Company, shall be used on or in connection with any directory furnished by the Telephone Company.

F.   USE OF SERVICE AND FACILITIES:

1.  Ownership and Use of Equipment

Equipment, instruments and lines furnished by the Telephone Company on the premises of a subscriber are the property of the Telephone Company, whose agents and employees shall have the right to enter said premises at any reasonable hour for the purpose of installing, inspecting, maintaining or repairing the equipment, instruments, lines, or for the purpose of making collections from coin boxes or upon termination of the service, for the purpose of removing such equipment, instruments, and lines.

If the installation and maintenance of the service is requested at locations which are or may be hazardous and dangerous to the Telephone Company’s employees, to the public or to property, the Telephone Company may refuse to install and maintain such service, and if such service is furnished, may require the subscriber to indemnify and hold the Telephone Company harmless from any claims, loss or damage by reason of the installation and maintenance of such service.

2.  Unauthorized Attachments or Connections

The Telephone Company shall not be required to attach its equipment or lines to wiring not owned by it, nor shall the equipment, apparatus, circuits or devices not furnished by the Telephone Company be attached to connected with facilities furnished by the Telephone Company, whether physically, acoustically, by induction, or otherwise, unless provided elsewhere in the tariff or unless written permission is obtained from the Company.  In case any such unauthorized attachment or connection is made, the Telephone Company shall have the right to disconnect the same or to suspend service during the continuance of said attachment or connection or to terminate the service.

3.  Use of Subscriber Service

Subscriber telephone service, as distinguished from public and semi-public telephone service, is furnished only for the use of the subscriber, his family, employees or persons residing in the subscriber’s household as a member of the family unit.  The Telephone Company has the right to refuse to install subscriber service or permit such service to remain on premises of a public or semi-public character when the instrument is located so that the public in general or patrons of the subscriber may make use of the service.  At such locations, however, service may be installed, provided the instrument is so located that it is not accessible to public use.

4.  Use of Party Line Service

Applications for the party line service are accepted by the Telephone Company with the understanding that each subscriber will so use the service as not to interfere with an equitable proportionate use of the service by the other subscribers on the same line.  When the duration or number of local calls sent or received by a party line subscriber is so great as to prevent an equitable proportionate use of the line by other subscribers on the line, the Telephone Company shall have the right to require the subscriber to contract for a higher grade of service or discontinue the service to the subscriber in question.  The Telephone Company reserves the right to limit the continuous use of a party line for a local message to five minutes.

5.  Tampering with Equipment

The Telephone Company may refuse to furnish or deny telephone service to any person, firm or corporation on whose premises is located any telephone equipment owned by the Telephone Company which shows any evidence of tampering, manipulating, or operation, or use of any device whatsoever, for the purpose of obtaining telephone service without payment for the charges applicable to the service rendered.

6.  Use of Profane Language or Impersonation of Another

The Telephone Company may refuse to furnish, or may deny telephone service to any person, firm or corporation who, over the facilities furnished by the Telephone Company, uses or permits to be used foul, abusive, or profane language; or impersonates or permits others to impersonate any other individual with a fraudulent, malicious or mischievous intent.

F.   USE OF SERVICE AND FACILITIES: (Continued)

7.  Governmental Objections to Service

The Telephone Company may without liability refuse to furnish or may discontinue telephone service to any person, firm or corporation upon the objection to the furnishing of such service made in writing by or on behalf of any law enforcement agency, acting within its jurisdiction, on the grounds that such service is or will be used for an illegal purpose.

8.  Abuse or Fraudulent Use of Service

The Telephone Company reserves the right to discontinue or deny service because of the misuse or the fraudulent use of service.  Misuse or fraudulent use of service includes the use of service or facilities of the Telephone Company to transmit a message, or to locate a person, or otherwise to give or to obtain information without the payment of a message toll charge.

G.   LIMITATION OF SERVICE OFFERING:

Whenever the facilities immediately available are insufficient to furnish service immediately to all who may apply, those facilities available will be used in the following order:

(1)     supply service to essential Government agencies

(2)     Private organizations and individuals directly serving the public safety, health and  welfare

(3)     charitable and religious establishments and their officiating clergy, and public and private schools

(4)     press associations, newspapers and broadcasting stations

(5)     public utilities

(6)     other new business services

(7)     new residence service for seriously ill or blind persons

(8)     new residence service for people engaged in other occupations essential to public health and welfare

(9)     new residence main services other than those included above.

SECTION  III

GENERAL EXCHANGE TARIFF

Table of Contents

Sheet
Application of Business and Residence Rates…………………………… 2
Combination Main Station Service………………………………………… 3
Construction and Special Installation Charges………………………….. 3 – 4
Extension Stations………………………………………………………. 4
Joint User Service……………………………………………………….. 4
Public Telephone Service……………………………………………….. 5
Semi-Public Telephone Service…………………………………………. 5
Rural Line Service……………………………………………………….. 6
Special Services and Facilities…………………………………………… 7
Telephone Directory Listings……………………………………………. 7 – 10
Temporary Suspension of Service……………………………………….. 10

APPLICATION OF TARIFFS

These Tariffs apply to the General Exchange Telephone Service of the Telephone Company in Indiana.  In the event of conflicts between any rate, rule, regulation, or provisions contained in these General Exchange Tariffs and any rate, rule, regulations, or provisions contained in the Local Service Tariff, the rate, rule, regulation, or provision in the Local Service Tariff shall apply.

The provision of services and facilities, as provided herein, is subject to the General Rules and Regulations of the Telephone Company, which General Rules and Regulations as they now exist or as they may be revised, added to, or supplemented by superceding issues are hereby made part of these General Service Tariffs.
Provisions contained within these General Service Tariffs relating to particular types or character of telephone service only if and when the Telephone Company has filed with the Public Service Commission of Indiana a rate or charge covering that particular type or character of service.
These Tariffs cancel and supercede all other Exchange Service Tariffs or General Service Tariffs of the Telephone Company, excepting Message Toll Tariffs, issued and effective prior to the effective date of these Tariffs.

SECTION NUMBER III

GENERAL EXCHANGE TARIFF

APPLICATION OF BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL RATES

  1. Business Rates Apply at the Following Locations:

1.   In offices, stores, shops, factories, and all other places of a strictly business nature.

2.   In boarding houses, except as nted in B-2 below, offices of hotels, halls, and offices of apartment buildings;  quarters occupied by clubs; public; private or parochial schools or colleges, hospitals, libraries, and other similar institutions.

3.   At residence locations when the subscriber has no regular business telephone, and the use of service by himself, members of his household, or his guests, or parties calling him can be considered substantially of a business nature, which might be indicated by advertising, either by business cards, newspapers, handbills, circulars, motion picture screens, or other advertising matter, such as on vehicles, etc., or when business is not such as commonly arises and passes over to residence telephones during the intervals when, in compliance with the law or established custom, business places are ordinarily closed.

4.   Where the place of business and the residence of the subscriber are on the same premises and no telephone is installed in the place of business, the business rate shall be charged for the telephone installed in the residence.

5.   At residence locations, when an extension station or extension bell is located in a shop, office or other place of business.

6.   In any location where such location and expected usage of the service indicates a business.

  1. Business Rates Apply at the Following Locations:

1.   In private residences where business listings are not provided.

2.   In private apartments of hotels, rooming houses, or boarding houses where service is confined to the subscriber’s use, and elsewhere in rooming and boarding houses which are not advertising as a place of business.

3.   In the place of residence of a clergyman, or nurse, and in the place of residence of physician, surgeon or other medical practitioner, dentist or veterinary, provided the subscriber does not maintain an office in the residence.

GENERAL EXCHANGE TARIFF

COMBINATION MAIN STATION SERVICE

Where an individual or firm wishes to contract for two or more main stations at separate locations and desires to answer incoming calls for any station at any one of the locations, the arrangement described below is provided subject to the availability of the facilities necessary to furnish satisfactory service.  Outgoing calls can be made at any station so arranged.

Combination main stations may be employed where one station is at a business location and the other at a residence, or where all stations are at either business or residence locations.  However, such an arrangement is permitted only on the premises of individuals or firms associated with each other.

The lines are bridged together so as to operate as one line.  Code ringing as a means of distinguishing between calls for business or residence shall be provided only when it is practical to handle the service on this basis.

The rate for each main station is the established individual line rate; the business or residence rate is applied in accordance with the character of the use at each premise.

CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE CHARGES

A.   General

Special charges in the form of installation charges, construction charges and monthly charges are applicable in addition to the usual service connection charges and monthly rates when, because of the occasional nature of the service, the lack of permanency, the unusual investment or expense, or any other condition under which the Telephone Company is not properly protected in the proposed investment or the revenue does not reasonably compensate the Telephone Company ― as for example:

  1. Conditions requiring the provision of special equipment or unusual methods of plant construction, installation, or maintenance.
  2. The customer’s location requires the use of costly private right of way.

B.   Extension of Facilities

For extensions required either within or outside the base rate area where the proposed service is temporary and the plant to be put in place would not at all be of value to the Telephone Company in the general conduct of its business upon discontinuance of that service, the customer shall be charged the estimated cost of construction and removal of the plant (including circuits, pole line, conduit as required) which is not of value to the Telephone Company, less the estimated immediate net recovery value of the material used.

If it is necessary to use private right of what and this cannot be obtained by the Telephone Company without expense to it, the subscriber shall obtain or pay the expense of obtaining the required right of way.

Rules and regulations relating to the extension of rural line service are found elsewhere in this tariff.

C.   Underground Construction

Where aerial facilities are being used to provide service to a subscriber’s location and the subscriber requests that facilities be placed underground the change from aerial to underground will be made at an installation charge equal to the estimated cost of installing underground facilities and removing the aerial facilities, less the immediate net recovery value of the aerial facilities displaced.

In the case of a new installation where aerial entrance would normally be employed and the subscriber requests underground entrance the subscriber shall pay the difference between the estimate costs of aerial and underground entrance.

When the subscriber requests that facilities be placed underground the subscriber shall dig and backfill any and all trench or trenches necessary at his own expense.

EXTENSION STATIONS:

Extension stations may be provided in connection with all classes of subscriber main station service except semi-public pay stations.  Off-premise business extensions, except semi-public pay station extensions, will be installed in a residence upon application of appropriate charges provide there is a residence main station maintained at the off-premises location.

Extension stations will not be furnished when in the judgment of the company, such stations will interfere with satisfactory operation of the line.

Separate telephone numbers or other distinctive designations are not permitted on extension stations, nor is code ringing permitted, nor shall separate directory listings be provided.

JOINT USER SERVICE :

Joint user service is an arrangement whereby and individual, firm or corporation whose telephone needs are not such as to justify the provision of separate subscriber service is permitted to use the service of the subscriber.  Upon application by the subscriber, the Telephone Company will extend service to joint users, except that not more than two joint users will be permitted for each main line or for each trunk of a PBX system.  Joint user service is not furnished in a situation where a subscriber is engaged in the business of renting an office space on a transient or permanent basis, or for other reasons desires to furnish telephone service to his clients.

Directory listings for joint user service will bear the same address and telephone number as the listing of the main station.

Joint users are permitted only in connection with business individual lines and PBX service.  The joint users must be located in the same office or suite of offices as the subscriber.

The primary subscriber requesting joint user service shall be responsible for the payment of all charges, including tolls, incurred by said joint users.

PUBLIC TELEPHONE SERVICE:

A public telephone is an exchange station installed at the Telephone Company’s option, in charge of an attendant, or equipped with a coin operating device, at a location chosen or accepted by the Company as suitable and necessary for furnishing the service to the general public.

Persons with whom arrangements are made by the Telephone Company for the installation of Public Telephones are considered as the agents of the Company in serving the public.

No listings in the directory are allowed in connection with public telephone service.

SEMI-PUBLIC TELEPHONE SERVICE:

Semi-public telephone service is an arrangement under which a business subscriber station is equipped with a coin operating device, designed for a combination of subscriber and public usage, and will be furnished, on individual lines only, at the following types of locations:

(1)   In locations, where, in the opinion of the Telephone Company, the installation of a public telephone is not warranted but where there is an appreciable demand for service on the part of the public.

(2)   At locations, where, in the opinion of the Telephone Company, there is a collective use of the service by a relatively stable number of guests, members, employees or occupants.

(3)   At any location, where, in the opinion of the Telephone Company, the demand for service is for a combination of public and subscriber usage.

One extension station may be permitted with a semi-public telephone service at the regular business extension rate.  The extension station is not equipped with coin boxes, dials, and is intended only for the answering of incoming calls.

Such extension must be clearly visible from the semi-public station and notice of its existence must be posted at the location of the semi-public station.

Subscribers to the semi-public telephone are entitled to regular listings in the Telephone Company’s official directory and may advertise such numbers for incoming calls and business purposes subject to the rules and regulations otherwise specified in this tariff.

RURAL LINE SERVICE:

A.   General

New rural lines will be provided only where, in the opinion of the Telephone Company, there appears to be sufficient demand for the service to warrant the construction charges involved.

The Company reserves the right to connect business and residence stations to the same line.  No keys or switches for the purpose of cutting off all or part of the line from the central office are permitted.

B.   Main Line Extensions for Rural Service

Under normal conditions, the Telephone Company will extend its rural lines one-half mile to reach a rural subscriber within the exchange service area.  Installation charges shall be levied on all extensions exceeding one-half mile.

C.   Construction Charges

When, in the judgment of the Telephone Company, revenue to be gained does not justify the Company extension of facilities, then a construction charge shall be applied.  Such charge shall be apportioned equally among all applicants for service.

The construction charge may be assessed for all facilities in excess of the mile allowance and shall be payable in advance at the rate of actual cost per mile of extension, or major fraction thereof, but shall not include the distance between the last pole and the building in which the telephone is located.

In lieu of construction charge for that portion of the line extension furnished by the Telephone Company at its own expense, the company may require a contract with the customer covering service for a term of years equivalent to one year for each mile of line extension.  Where more than one customer is involved the total mileage shall be pro-rated equally to determine each customer’s term of contract.  The minimum term per customer is one year.

Applicants may be required to make advance payments to cover all or a portion of the exchange service during the contract, when in the opinion of the Telephone Company there is evidence of credit risk, or in cases of renters or tenants.

Payments for rural line construction are not refundable and all poles and equipment shall remain the property of the Telephone Company.

When required by conditions, applicants shall provide, without expense to the Company, private right of way parallel to the public highway, such right of way shall be free from tree interference and otherwise suitable.

SPECIAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES:

Special services and facilities, not ordinarily used in the furnishing of telephone service and not otherwise mentioned in, provided for, or contemplated by the tariff schedules of the Telephone Company, may be furnished or leased pursuant to special contract for such special services or facilities for such periods as may be agreed upon, provided such special services or facilities or the use made thereof is not unlawful and does not interfere with the telephone service furnished by the Telephone Company.

In the event that such special services or facilities or the use made thereof interferes with the furnishing of telephone service by the Company, the Telephone Company may terminate such contract and cease to furnish such special services and facilities after thirty days written notice to the subscriber.

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

  1. General Regulations

1.        The regulations for directory listings, as provided in this section, apply only to the information records and the alphabetical directory, or that section of the directory containing the regular alphabetical list of names of subscribers.

2.        The alphabetical list of names of subscribers is designated solely for the purpose of informing calling parties of the telephone numbers of the subscribers and those entitled to use the subscribers’ service.  Special arrangements of names is not contemplated, nor any form of listing which does not facilitate directory service or is otherwise objectionable or unnecessary for the purpose of identification.

The Telephone Company reserves the right to limit the length of any listing in the directory; and to use abbreviations where in its judgment the clearness of the listing or the identification of the subscriber is not thereby impaired

3.        Names in directory listings shall be limited to the following;

(a)        In connection with residence service:

(1)        The individual name of the subscriber, or

(2)   The individual name of a member of the subscriber’s immediate family.

(b)        In connection with business service:

(1)        The listing must be in the name of the individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association, institution, etc. to whom the service is furnished.  Additional listings may be provided in the name of a family member, officer, employee or representative thereof, who is authorized to represent said individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association, institution, or the name of another business which the customer represents, controls, or owns.

(2)  The names of departments when such listings are deemed necessary for the

efficient use of the service.

4.        Whenever any question arises as to the right of a customer (1) to list the name of a business he claims he is authorized to represent; or (2) to use a listing which includes the trade name of another; the Telephone Company is privileged to require the customer to secure from the owner of such name, written authority to so use it, addressed to the Telephone Company for the acceptance for insertion or for the continuance of such listing; and is privileged to refuse to accept or to delete such listings where (1) such written authority is not so furnished or (2) such authority is withdrawn by such owner to the Telephone Company.

5.        Primary listings;

(a)        One listing without charge, termed the primary listing, is provided as follows:

(1)        For each separate subscriber service.  When two or more main station lines or PBX trunk lines are consecutively operated, the first number of the group is considered the primary listing.

(2)        For each semi-public service.

(3)        For each joint user.

B.         Regular Extra Listings

  1. Business extra listings may be the names of partners or members of the firm, if the subscriber or joint user is a partnership or firm; the names of officers of the corporation, if the subscriber or joint user is a corporation; and for any business establishment, the names of associates or employees of the subscriber or joint user.  No other class of listing, such as service, agency, commodity, etc., will be accepted.
  2. Residence extra listings may be the names of members of the subscriber’s immediate family.
  3. In connection with semi-public telephone service, extra listings are allowed at regular extra listing rates in the names of permanent guests or tenants at that location.  Regular extra listing rates in connection with semi-public stations are furnished under the same regulation as specified in paragraph one (1) above.
  4. Ordinarily all extra listings must be of the same address and telephone number as the primary listing, except as provided below for alternative listings.  However, when in the opinion of the Telephone Company it appears necessary to aid the use of the directory, and,  provided satisfactory service can be furnished, a listing may be permitted under the address of a PBX station, or extension station, installed on premises of the subscriber, but at an address different from that of the switchboard, or main station, using the telephone number of the primary listing.
  5. Regular extra listings are furnished at the rate quoted in the general exchange service tariffs.

C.  Duplicate and Cross Reference Listings

  1. Duplicate listings, i.e., listing of nicknames, abbreviated names, names which are commonly spelled in more than one way, and rearrangements of names are permitted, when in the opinion of the Telephone Company, they are necessary for proper identification of the subscriber, and are not so desired to secure differential position in the directory for advertising purposes.
  2. Cross reference listings are permitted when their use will facilitate in handling telephone calls.
  3. The regular extra listing rate applies for each duplicate or cross reference listings.

D.  Alternate Call Number Listings

  1. Listing of an alternate telephone number, other than those covered under paragraph G-1 “Office Hour Listings”, of this Tariff, to be called in case no answer is received, is permitted for subscribers to all classes of service.
  2. The alternate number may be that of a service not under contract with the subscriber in connection with whose name appears.  In such a case, the consent of the subscriber to the alternately listed service must be obtained before the alternate listing is furnished.
  3. The regular extra listing rate applies for each alternate call number listing.
  1. Foreign Listings

1.        Foreign listings, i.e., listings of subscribers located in an exchange rather than that in which the listing service is furnished are permitted.  Charges for foreign listings are payable in advance for the period in which the directory is issued.

2.        The regular extra listing rate applies to each foreign listing.

  1. Temporary Tenant Listings
  1. Residence subscribers, who lease their premises for periods of less than one year and request the Telephone Company to render service to their tenant without change in contract, may arrange for listing of such tenant provided that the subscriber and the tenant do not occupy the premises at the same time.
  2. All billing and contractual arrangements remain unchanged, the subscriber being responsible for the payment of all charges.
  3. The regular listing rate applies for each temporary tenant listing.
  1. Office Hour Listings

Listing of office hours or other information which is not required in order to efficiently handle telephone traffic, is not included in the charges for service.  Subscribers who desire that their office hours appear in connection with their listings may obtain same by paying the rate for the regular extra listing.  A phrase directing the method of calling when a PBX operator is not on duty may be listed in the directory, at  regular extra listing rates, whenever night connections are provided.

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SERVICE ― VACATION RATES:

Upon request, a subscriber, having any class of service may temporarily suspend his service for a period of one month or more.  No outward or inward service is provided during the period of suspension.  Only one period of suspension of not to exceed ……………months is allowed in any calendar year.

Notice to suspend service may begin on any day of the month provided reasonable notice is given in advance.  Notice to restore service must also be given in advance and no charge will be made for restoration of service.

The reduction in rate for the period of suspension is equal to fifty percent of the total exchange service charges.
The Swayzee Telephone Company; Inc.

(Company)
SECTION NUMBER III

GENERAL EXCHANGE TARIFF

SECTION IV

FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE

APPLICATION

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

A.        Conditions

  1. Foreign Exchange Service is a local service furnished for a customer from an exchange other than the one from which service would normally be provided and is limited to one party, Key, and PBX trunk line service.  Foreign Exchange Service is not provided in connection with public or semi-public telephone service.

a.        The ‘normal exchange’ is that in which the customer is located.

b.        The ‘foreign exchange’ is that from which the customer desires service.

  1. This is a special service and will be furnished in accordance with such methods as are best suited to meet plant and operating requirements subject to the availability of facilities.
  2. The rates, rules, and regulations of the foreign exchange apply for the class of Service and equipment provided from the foreign exchange.
  3. Mileage measurements for interexchange channel charges is the sirline distance between principal central offices of the normal and foreign exchange.  When service is provided jointly with one or more telephone companies, each telephone company’s rates apply to that portion of the airline mileages within its operating area.
  4. Service may terminate at the normal exchange in a Private Branch Exchange, a telephone instrument or any other authorized equipment.

Foreign Exchange Service will be furnished in connection with the Hotel-Motel Service only for the use of the management in the conduct of the business.

  1. Foreign Exchange Service requested from other than the principle central office of a multi-office exchange will be provided according to the rates and regulations outline for Foreign Central Office Service.
  2. Extension telephone and miscellaneous equipment may be provided at either the normal or foreign exchange.  The rates, rules and regulations of the telephone company providing the services and equipment are applicable.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

B.        Rates

  1. The appropriate business or residential monthly rates of foreign exchange shall apply.  The application of service charges is based on the work activity performed in both foreign exchange and normal exchange.
  2. Inter-exchange Channel, Channel Terminals and Foreign Exchange Terminal

This Telephone Company concurs in the monthly rates for Inter-Exchange Channels, Channel Terminals and Foreign Exchange Terminals as they are set forth in I.U.R. C. Tariff T-7 on file with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

SECTION V

LOW INCOME PROGRAMS:

CONCURRENCE

Pursuant to the provisions contained in Cause Nos. 40785 and 40152, the Company hereby adopts and concurs in I.U.R.C. Tariff No. T-7, Part I, Section 3 for Low Income Programs.

PRIVATE LINE SERVICES:

STATEMENT

Requests for private lines services will be furnished insofar as the ability and facilities of this Telephone Company permit, in accordance with the following concurrence:

CONCURRENCE

This company hereby adopts and concurs in I.U.R.C. Tariff No. T-7 (formerly Indiana Bell Telephone Company Tariff T-7).  All rates, charges , terms and conditions of such tariffs are applicable to the Company.

SECTION VI

MESSAGE TOLL SERVICE TELEPHONE SERVICE

MESSAGE TOLL TELEPHONE SERVICE AND WIDE AREA TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE:

STATEMENT

Requests for Message Toll Telephone Service will be furnished insofar as the ability and facilities of this Telephone Company permit, in accordance with the following concurrence:

CONCURRENCE

Pursuant to the provisions contained in Cause No. 39705, the Company hereby adopts and concurs in I.U.R.C. Tariff No. T-7, Part I, Section 6 (formerly Indiana Bell Telephone Company Tariff T-7) for Message Telecommunications Service.  All rates, charges and conditions of such tariff are applicable to the Company.

SECTION VII

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES

Table of Contents

                                                                Sheet
Notice of Cancellation 2
Monthly Rates for Business and Residence 2
Nonrecurring Charges-Business 3
End User Access Service 4
Directory Assistance Service 5
Custom Calling Services 6
Advanced Calling Services 7-8
Recording of Two-Way Telephone Conversations 9
Customer Owned Pay Telephone Service 10
Low Income Programs 11
Dual Party Relay Services Surcharge 12

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION:

This tariff cancels any and all previous tariffs of this Company, and any and all supplements, revisions and re-issues thereof, insofar as they state rates, charges and rules for local exchange service in conflict herewith.

Authority for Rates and Charges

Rates and charges stated herein are published by authority of order of the Public Service Commission of Indiana in Docket No. 32328, approved May 1, 1970.

Application

Rates and charges of this Company for local exchange service are covered in this tariff.

Monthly Rates

Business Residence
One Party Franchised Area 26.50 Dial 13.50 Dial
One Party Franchised Area 28.25 T.T. 14.50 T.T.
PBX Trunk in Rotary HTG Franchised Area 53.00 Dial
PBX Trunk in Rotary HTG Franchised Area 56.50 T.T.
Semi Public Pay StationGuarantee Business Rate Franchised Area 26.50 Dial
Semi Public Pay StationGuarantee Business Rate Franchised Area 28.25 T.T.
Local Calls from CoinPhones Franchised Area .20
EAS Service To: Marion, IN
Sweetser, IN
Converse, IN
Amboy, IN
Fairmount, IN
Gas City, IN
Jonesboro, IN
Greentown, IN

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES (Continued)

Nonrecurring Charges and Rates for Business:

Install charges according to work performed by Telephone Company personnel to satisfy potential or existing commercial subscribers.
A.    Premises visit, including wiring $15.40
B.    Lines connection $7.15
C.    Commercial work (i.e., records) $5.00
D.    Vehicle $1.00
E.     Line disconnect ( non-pay or change) $7.15
Examples
Example A: Potential commercial subscriber desires new telephones and premise wiring, etc;Charges A, B, C, and D $28.55
Example B: Potential commercial subscriber accepts existing telephones, etc;Charges B and C. $12.15
Example C:  Existing commercial subscriber wants additional service which requires premise visit.Charges A, C, and D. $21.40
Example D:  Existing commercial subscriber changes existing records;Charges C. $5.00
Example E:  Existing commercial subscriber desires number change;Charges B, C, and E (if premise visit is not required) $19.30
Example F:  Request by commercial subscriber to reconnect his telephone service which has been disrupted due to non-payment; Charges B, C, and E. $19.30

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES (Continued)

End User Access Service Rates and Charges

The rates for End User Access are:

(A)        End User Common Line (EUCL)        Residence Subscriber

USOC                        Rate Per Month

Individual Line or Trunk, each                $3.35                        (I)
(B)        End User Common Line (EUCL)        Single Line Business

USOC                        Rate Per Month

Individual Line or Trunk, each                $3.35                        (I)
(C)        End User Common Line (EUCL)        Multi- Line Business

USOC                        Rate Per Month
Individual Line or Trunk, each                $6.87                        (I)

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES (Continued)

LOCAL OPERATOR SERVICES:
Directory Assistance Service

  1. General

1.1        The Telephone Company furnishes a service whereby customers may obtain assistance in determining telephone numbers by calling the Directory Assistance number subject to the regulations and charges shown herein.
1.2        Charges for Directory Assistance Service apply when customers of the Telephone Company request assistance in determining telephone numbers in the local calling area in which the customer receives Local Exchange Service.

  1. Regulations

2.1        A maximum of two requested telephone numbers is provided with each Directory Assistance call.

  1. Exemptions

1.3        Charges for Directory Assistance Service are not applicable to calls placed from

  • Public or Semi-public phones
  • Hospitals; or by
  • Customers who certify they are unable to use a directory because of a visual or physical handicap.
  1. Charges

4.1        For each call to the Directory Assistance number………….………………….…..$.40
4.2        For each call for local Directory Assistance placed through the “0” Operator,

Provided the “0” Operator is not the only route for local Directory Assistance…….$.90

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES (Continued)

CUSTOM CALLING SERVICES
General

Custom Calling Services are offered for use with residential and business service, except Payphone Service Provider service, where technically capable switching equipment is available.

Feature Description

Custom Calling Services are optional telephone service arrangements which provide one or more of the following features.

Call Waiting Allows a subscriber engaged in normal telephone conversation to be notified, by a tone signal, that a third party is trying to call.  The subscriber may disconnect from the established call and answer the waiting call, or talk to the two parties alternately Business$ 2.45 Residence$2.45
Call Forwarding Permits a subscriber to forward all incoming calls to another telephone number.  The customer is responsible for the payment of any long distance charges incurred in forwarding. $2.45 $2.45
Three-Way Calling Enables a subscriber to add a third party to an established call without the assistance of an operator.  All long distance charges would apply when appropriate. $2.45 $2.45
Speed Calling Allows a subscriber to place a local or long distance call to a pre-determined telephone number by dialing an abbreviated code.  This feature is available in eight (8) number or thirty (30) number arrangements. $2.45 $2.45

Additional Terms and Conditions of Custom Calling Services:
A 30-day free trial period may be offered on any single or combination of Custom Calling Features at Company’s discretion.
A combination of custom calling features at a reduced rate may be offered as long as the total reduced rate is less than the total of each single rate added together.
Any reduced rates will apply to all subscribers who have or apply for the reduced combinations package.
Installation charge for the custom calling features added after initial service has been installed will be at tariff rates.
Installation charge may be waived at any time at the Telephone Company’s discretion as a marketing ploy.

LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE TARIFF

SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES (Continued)

ADVANCED CALLING SERVICES:

General

Advanced Calling Services (ACS) consists of a group of features which allow customers to efficiently manage communications over their Exchange Access Line(s).  This call management is possible only when the calling party’s telephone number can be forwarded from the central office originating the call to the terminating central office serving the called party.  ACS features are optional services offered in addition to regular exchange service.

ACS features are available to residence and business customers served by central offices where the Company has installed ACS features and is furnished subject to the availability of facilities.  Individual feature availability may differ by exchange.
ACS features will be functional under the following conditions:

  1. When both the originating customer and the terminating customer are served from the same central office.
  2. When both the originating and the terminating customer are served from different central offices equipped with ACS and are linked by appropriate facilities.

The Telephone Company shall not be liable for any loss or damages arising out of error, interruptions, defects, failures, or malfunctions of ACS Services or equipment.  Damages arising out of such interruptions, defects, failures, or malfunctions of the services after the Telephone Company has been notified, and has reasonable time for repair, shall in no event exceed an amount equivalent to the charges made for the service affected for the period following notice from the customer until service is restored.

Feature Descriptions

Automatic Recall

Allows a called party to initiate an automatic trace of the last call received.  After terminating the call to be traced, and before receiving any other calls the subscriber must activate a code (*69).

Busy Line Forwarding

Allows a subscriber to forward all incoming calls to another telephone number when a called telephone number is busy.  The customer is responsible for the payment of any long distance charges incurred in the forwarding.

Caller ID Only

Allows a subscriber to identify the telephone number associated with the incoming call, along with the date and time, to be displayed on the customer-provided display unit.  Blocking the availability and activation are available at subscriber’s option.

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ADVANCED CALLING SERVICES (Continued)

Feature Descriptions (Continued)

Caller ID Name and Number

Allows a subscriber to identify the name as well as the telephone number associated with the incoming call, along with the date and time, to be displayed on the customer-provided display unit.  All other features are as available on Caller ID Only.

Off Premise Drops

A service where the subscriber wants the ability to have one telephone number/line functional at two or more locations that is not on the subscriber’s immediate property. (Example: Subscriber wants a telephone in a barn that is two miles away from his home and wants the same number at both locations.
Monthly fixed service                $ 2.40

Monthly mileage charge                $ .65 per 1/4th mile

On Premise Drops

A service where the subscriber wants another drop to an additional structure on the subscriber’s property. (Example: Subscriber wants a telephone in a barn which is on the subscriber’s immediate property.)

Monthly fixed service                $ 2.40

Remote Fixed Call Forwarding

When the subscriber requests a telephone number that does not require a local loop, and this number is then permanently forwarded to another number.

Non-recurring charge                $10.20

Monthly charge                        $10.00

Remote Number Change Message

When the subscriber requests that a message be placed on a disconnected line stating that “the new number is___________.”  This charge is only applicable when forwarding to a foreign exchange and will be put on for only 180 days, payable in advance.

Non-recurring charge                $10.20

Monthly charge                        $6.00

Selective Call Rejection

Allows a subscriber to create a list of telephone numbers from which he/she does not wish to receive calls.  Calls from numbers on that list are intercepted by an announcement that calls are not being accepted.

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RECORDING OF TWO-WAY TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS:

Telecommunication services are not represented as adapted to the recording of two-way telephone conversations.  However, customer-provided recording equipment may be connected directly, acoustically or inductively with telecommunications services, subject to the following conditions:

Either distinctive recorder tone (beep tone) that is repeated at intervals of approximately fifteen seconds is required when recording equipment is in use and is electronically connected with services of the Telephone Company or; a consent to record is required prior to the recording.  The consent must be in writing or be part of the recording.

Neither tone or consent are required:

  1. When used by a broadcast licensee provided at least one of the following requirements is met: (1) the licensee informs the party to the call of its intent to broadcast the conversation (2) to broadcast the call, or (3) such awareness of the licensee’s intent to broadcast the call may be reasonable imputed to the party.
  2. When used by the United States Secret Service of the Department of Treasury for recording two-way telephone conversations which concern the safety and security of the person of the President of the United States, members of his immediate family, or the White House and its grounds.
  3. When used for recording the United States Department of Defense Command Centers of emergency communications transmitted over the Department of Defense’s private line system when connected to telecommunications services.
  4. When used for recording patently unlawful purposes such as bomb threats, kidnap, ransom requests, obscene telephone calls and outgoing calls made in immediate response to such calls.
  5. When used for incoming calls to the telephone numbers publicized for emergencies involving health or safety of life and property calls made in immediate response.
  6. When used with calls made by Federal, State or Local law enforcement authorities or Federal intelligence authorities under color of law.
  7. When used by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the Department of Energy with respect to the telephone systems located at its Operations Center for recording of two-way telephone conversations.

If the company is required to investigate alleged non-consensual recording which discloses a conflict between the parties to the conversation on the matter of consent, the recording party will have to provide taped or written evidence that consent was obtained.

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CUSTOMER OWNED PAY TELEPHONE SERVICE (COPTS):

A.        General

  1. Customer-Owned Pay Telephone Service (COPTS) is a form of subscribers telephone service that allows a subscriber to resell telephone service to users on a pay per message basis utilizing a registered coin set.  Until individual message rate service is developed, COPT Service will be provided in individual flat rate access lines.  Each line subscribing to COPT Service must subscribe to Touch Call Service as specified in Section IV, Sheet No. 3 of this Tariff.
  2. COPT Service can be provided where existing Semi-Public Telephone Service, Coin-Box Telephone Service and Public Pay Telephone Service now exists, or at any location throughout Indiana without restriction.
  3. Semi-Public, Coin Box, or business stations which are converted to COPT stations will be permitted to keep the telephone number whenever technically feasible.
  4. The customer shall be responsible for the payment of charges for all messages originating from or accepted at their service location, including any sent-paid long distance charges and/or any operator handled surcharges, billed against the telephone number.
  5. COPT Service is subject to Intrastate and Interstate End User Common Line Charges as specified in Section V of this Tariff.

B.        Rates

  1. COPTS Flat Rate Service, per line $28.25   (Business -1 Party Rate)
  2. COPT Optional Call Screening Service, as specified on Page 18 of this Section may be provided on each line subscribing to COPT Service.  Charges for Optional Call Screening Service will apply in addition to all other charges.
  3. COPT Service is subject to Service Connection Charges, as specified in Section V of this Tariff.

LOW INCOME PROGRAMS:

CONCURRENCE

Pursuant to the provisions contained in Cause Nos. 40785 and 40152, the Company hereby adopts and concurs in I.U.R.C. Tariff No. T-7, Part I, Section 3 for Low Income Programs.
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LOCAL EXCHANGE RATES:

Dual Party Relay Services Surcharge

1.        DESCRIPTION

Pursuant to the requirements of Indiana Code 8-1-2.8-1 et seq. all customer billings on and after October 1, 2002 shall reflect a lesser charge to fund Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for the Hearing and Speech Impaired (InTRAC).  The purpose of InTRAC is to deliver statewide dual party relay service for Indiana’s deaf and speech impaired citizens that will provide access to telephone services that are functionally equivalent to those provided to individuals not having hearing or speech impairments.  The relay will be the link between a hearing or speech impaired person using a telecommunications device and a non-impaired person using a telephone.

2.        CONDITIONS

  1. This surcharge will apply to all access lines including WATS, Public Coin, and Company Official Lines.
  2. This charge is subject to change pursuant to the procedure set forth by I.C. 8-1-2.8-1 et. Seq.
  3. This charge will be reflected as a separate item on telephone bills received by the customer.

3.        CHARGES

Monthly Rate

Business and Residence

InTRAC surcharge, per line                                $ 0.06                    (R)

SECTION VIII

ACCESS SERVICE

1.        STATEMENT

Requests for Access Service will be furnished insofar as the ability of this Telephone Company permits in accordance with the following concurrence:

2.        CONCURRENCE

Swayzee Telephone Company, Inc., hereby assents to, adopts and concurs in the rates, rules and regulations governing Access Service as they are set forth in the Access Service Tariff, I.U.R.C. Tariff No. 5 for Communications Corporation of Indiana, on file with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and makes itself a party hereto with the following exceptions:

Residential Customer and Business Customer End User Access Service and charges as provided in Section VII, Sheet 12.

ACCESS SERVICE

END USER ACCESS SERVICE:

The Telephone Company will provide End User Access Service (End User Access) to end users who obtain local exchange service from the Telephone Company under its general and/or local tariffs.

4.1        General Description

End User Access provides for the use of an End User Common Line

4.2        Limitation

  1. A telephone number is not provided with End User Access
  2. Detail billing is not provided with End User Access
  3. Directory listings are not included with End User Access.
  4. Intercept arrangements are not included with End User Access

4.3        Undertaking of the Telephone Company

The Telephone Company will provide use of an End User Access at rates and charges as set forth in Section VIII, Sheet 20, as follows:

  1. Use of an EUCL by an end user, in connection with Intrastate Access Services, is provided under this tariff.  Such use will be provided when the end user obtains local exchange service.
  2. The Telephone Company will be responsible for contacts and arrangements with customers for billing of the End User Access Charges.

4.4        Obligations of the End User

  1. When the end user is a Radio Common Carrier (RCC) or a Maritime Radio Common Carrier (MRCC), it shall designate whether the local exchange services it is provided by the Telephone Company are used as access lines for its services or used as administrative lines.
  2. When the end user is provided with a local exchange which is not identified as Centrex, Business or Residence Service, it shall provide the Telephone Company any requested information necessary for the Telephone Company to determine the appropriate charges.

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4.5        Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances                                (S)

  1. Minimum Period

The minimum Period for which EUCL End User Access is provided to an end user and for which charges are applicable is the same that in the general and/or local exchange tariffs for the associated local telephone exchange service.

  1. Cancellation of Application

End User Access is cancelled when the order for associated local telephone exchange service is cancelled.  No cancellation charges apply.

  1. Changes to Orders

When changes are made to orders for the local exchange service associated with End User Access, any necessary changes will be made for End User Access.  No charges will apply.

  1. Allowance for Interruptions

When there is an interruption to an EUCL, requested End User Access credit allowances for interruptions will be provided as set forth in the credit allowance for interruptions in 2.4.4 preceding.

  1. Temporary Suspension of Service

When an End User temporarily suspends its local exchange service which is associated with EUCL, one-half of the EUCL per month charge will be temporarily suspended for the time period the local exchange service is suspended.

4.6        Rate Regulations

  1. EUCL per month charges will be billed to the end user of the associated local exchange service.
  2. For each local exchange service provided as remote call forwarding residential service or remote call forward business service under the general and/or local exchange service tariffs, End User Access charges do not apply.

For each local exchange service, other than local exchange service used for administrative purposes, provided to Radio Comon Carriers and/or Maritime Radio Common Carriers as access lines for their services under the general and/or local exchange service tariffs, End User Access Charges do not apply.

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4.6        Rate Regulations (Continued)

  1. When an end user is provided more than one local business exchange service in a state by the same Telephone Company, other than that specified in (B) preceding, and when the local business exchange service is provided as semi-public service under general and/or local exchange service tariffs the End User Common Line (EUCL) Multi-line Business Subscriber- Individual line or trunk rate as set forth in Section VII, Sheet 20 applies to each semi-public local business exchange service.
  2. When an end user is provided more than one local business exchange service in a state by the same Telephone Company, other than that specified in (B) preceding, and when the local business exchange service is provided under the general and/or local exchange service tariffs, and is not covered by (C), (D), and (E) preceding, the End User Common Line (EUCL) Multi- line Business Subscriber- Individual line or trunk rate as set forth in Section VII, Sheet 20 applies to each such local Business exchange service.
  3. When an end user is provided by a single local business exchange service in a state by the same Telephone Company, other than that specified in (B) preceding, and when the local business exchange service is provided as a multiparty service under general and/or local exchange service tariffs, each party is deemed to be a user of an EUCL and the End User Common Line (EUCL) Single Line Subscriber-Individual line or trunk rate as set forth in Section VII, Sheet 20 applies to each such party.
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