message to all PSPs regarding Dial-Around compensation.
you are aware, Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) are to be compensated for dial
around calls made from their payphones. The
major IXCs have all chosen Flex ANI as the preferred method for determining if a
call is compensable. In order for
you to receive per call compensation, the IXC must see either the “27”,
“29”, or “70” Flex ANI codes on your payphone line.
The following procedures have been established for the PSP to test their
payphone lines for Flex ANI. The
procedure may differ from IXC to IXC. AT&T
and MCI/WorldCom have chosen to set up a toll free number that will block calls
from payphones. If your call is
blocked, it means that the IXC is seeing the Flex ANI code.
specific test numbers and resolution procedures are listed below.
We will continually add to the list as more IXCs establish testing
– Indicates a “dumb phone”. The
network provides the coin signaling. Common
on LEC payphones.
– Indicates a prison/inmate payphone. These
phones may have special restrictions on outgoing calls.
– Indicates a smart payphone. Coin
signaling is handled by the payphone. Most
PSPs have smart payphones.
you have any questions, please feel free to call. The information will be posted on the IPTA’s and Data
Net’s web sites.
Illinois Public Telecommunications Association(IPTA)
(v) 866-FOR-IPTA ext. 109 (866-367-4782)
Web Site: <http://www.ipta.com/>
Dial the toll free number below to test for Flex ANI as seen by AT&T’s
for AT&T’s Network
If AT&T’s network sees Flex ANI on the line you
will here a recording stating that this call cannot be completed from a
payphone. This is the recording you
want to hear. It means that
AT&T is seeing either the “27”, “29”, or “70” Flex ANI codes.
If AT&T’s network does not see the proper Flex ANI
codes you will here a recording stating “Your call has been completed.”
You do not want to hear this on a payphone line.
If you hear the message stating that your call has been completed,
AT&T directs you to call you local phone company and state that you are not
getting Flex ANI on your payphone line as seen by AT&T’s network.
If your LEC will not address the issue of Flex ANI with
you directly, you should contact AT&T’s Pat Daven.
E-mail is the preferred method for contacting Pat Daven.
are two toll free numbers that should be used to test Flex ANI for the legacy
MCI and WorldCom networks.
for Legacy MCI – 222
for Legacy WorldCom - 555
Flex ANI (“27”, “29”, or “70” ) is active from the individual
payphone then the call will be blocked with a message stating that the call
could not be competed from a payphone. If
Flex ANI is not active, then the call will be routed to a phone recording
requesting information from the caller. The
information that the caller should have available is:
Contact Number, Payphone ANI, Local Exchange Carrier, and
Number Dialed (either 866-729-5050 or 877-666-8883)
voice mailbox will be monitored regularly and a response will
following is the toll free number that can be used to test FlexANI
FlexANI is active from the individual payphone then the call will be
could not be competed from
Call Back Number
Local Exchange Company
message indicates that the voice mailbox will be monitored daily and