[Protel Current Issues] Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) Product Training During a crisis or emergency, a payphone is often the >Government most available communication means. Emergency Telecommunications GETS is a nationwide emergency service established by Service (GETS) Presidential direction to provide emergency access and specialized processing in local and long-distance Year 2000 public switched networks during emergencies and disasters. How to Keep Ahead of Change As a payphone provider we are seeking your support. By processing the 710 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Code as a toll-free government emergency call, you will be providing access to GETS during times of crisis. GETS provides critical users priority service anytime from anywhere and has been used since 1995 for crises such as hurricanes, floods and other disasters. GETS Call Handling Checklist: * First, process the 710 area code * Second, rate 710 calls as toll-free * Third, provide access to GETS interexchange carriers (AT&T, MCI WorldCom, and Sprint) either via the Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier (PIC), if applicable, or via Carrier Access Code (CAC) * Fourth, ensure subsequent software loads maintain proper GETS call handling Payphone providers will be compensated for GETS calls by the service providers AT&T, MCI WorldCom, and Sprint. Payphone providers need to make sure their phones are capable of supporting this vital emergency service. For further assistance, contact Major Charles Fletcher, GETS Operations Chief, at (703) 607-6118 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. GETS is managed by the National Communication System (NCS) and can be found at http://www.ncs.gov/nc-pp/html/new-gets.htm. E-Mail Webmaster E-Mail sales Protel,® Inc., 4150 Kidron Road, Lakeland, FL 33811 Phone: 1-800-925-8882 Credit Express,® ExpressNet,® ExpressNet II,® ExpressNet III,® HABITAT,® Protel® and Sentinel® are registered trademarks of Protel,® Inc. Ascension,™ Courtesy Plus™ and Panorama™ are tradenames of Protel,® Inc. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft® Corp. All other trademarks are those of their respective companies. Protel,® Inc. reserves the right to change product literature and specifications without further notice. All text and images ©1995-1999 Protel,® Inc.