TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Pay Phone Regulations

Re: Pay Phone Regulations

Justin Time (
9 Jun 2005 05:22:52 -0700

As your company in question was using a COCOT and the phone was pulled
for lack of revenue, did the company offer to make up the difference
between the actual and expected revenue? The company may again try
contacting the same COCOT and make that offer.

When offering to make up the difference in revenue, you will need to
determine what the COCOT deems is revenue from the phone. If they are
only counting coin drop, then offer to make up the difference between
the coin drop and the monthly cost of the line. If they count the
revenue from 800 numbers, long distance and operator services, then you
have the right to ask for a monthly statement of all revenue generated
by the phone and then what their minimum expected revenue is for all

The alternative is to pay for the phone line and let the COCOT have
all revenue from the phone, which as there are no line costs should
increase significantly. The COCOT would have the specs for ordering a
line from the LEC or CLEC. Be certain to sign a contract that has all
the expectations and costs listed -- saves arguing later.

Rodgers Platt

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