2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 17. Corporation Commission
§17-139.2. Operator-assisted services - Operating requirements - Inclusion of law in directories of subscribers.

17 OK Stat § 17-139.2 (2015) What's This?

A. The Corporation Commission shall, by rule or order, promulgate and enforce operating requirements for every corporation or person, other than a telephone corporation authorized by the Commission to operate within a service area, which, for a charge, furnishes operator-assisted services. These requirements shall include, but not be limited to:

1. A requirement that furnishing these operator-assisted services for telephone calls within a service area is prohibited unless the Commission, after instituting a proceeding for the purpose, finds and determines that to permit these operator-assisted services is in the public interest; provided, state, federal, local and county jails and correctional facilities may utilize operator-assisted services in conjunction with collect call only telephones, if intended for exclusive use by prisoners;

2. A requirement that the charges for these operator-assisted services be disclosed to users of the services upon request; and

3. The provider of operator services, upon accessing a call, shall audibly and distinctly identify the company to the user of any telephone before any charges are incurred and shall permit the consumer to terminate the telephone call at no charge.

B. The Commission shall require every telephone corporation which publishes a directory of subscribers to include in that directory information comprising the substance of this section and the rules and orders of the Commission promulgated pursuant to this section.

Added by Laws 1990, c. 285, § 2, operative July 1, 1990.

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