TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Pay Phone Regulations

Re: Pay Phone Regulations
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 07:35:18 -0700

Robert Pierce wrote:

> [Pat, please remove my e-mail address. thx]

> Good afternoon.

> I have a client who would like to have a pay phone in their break area
> for employee use. The COCOT vendor they were using wasn't making
> enough money, and so they pulled out.

> They're not looking to turn a profit; they just want to give employees
> without cell phones a chance to call home etc. without having to open
> up an outside line to long distance charges, abuse, etc.

> They would like to put a simple pay phone in place -- something like a
> "Model 909."

> o What kind of federal or state (of Florida) regulations would apply
> here? A google didn't help, but perhaps I used the wrong search terms.

> o What kind of drawbacks/pitfalls would they be looking at by going
> this route?

> o Does anyone have a better idea of how to set this up?

> o Does anyone have any experience with programming this type of
> payphone? I was hoping to find the documentation on line, but no luck.

> Thanks,

> Rob Pierce

I see them in a lot of restaurants so they must work. I note their
site suggests you contact the state public utilities/service
commission for the rules that govern the 909 in that state. There are
enough 909s being used they should know. Far better than getting the
wrong info here.

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