ALIANT TELECOM INDUSTRY ADVISORY
November 24, 1997
No. ATIA-3g (Formerly SIA-3o)
Introduction of Toll-Free NPA Code 877 - Island Tel
Aliant Telecom Inc., on behalf of The Island Telephone Company Limited
(Island Tel), announces the introduction of Toll-Free NPA 877. A previous
announcement covering 8xx NPA codes was previously issued in TAPAC Bulletin No. 95-07,
dated September 5, 1995. The date of introduction on NPA code 877 is expected to be April
As stated in TAPAC Bulletin No. 95-07:
- PBX's and other customer premises terminal equipment must be able to dial
877 in addition to 800 and 888, and should accommodate other 8xx codes in the future. The
information provided to other carriers for 8xx service will be similar to that currently
provided to them for 800 service.
- Information such as original dialed number which is passed to the
terminal for display or call terminating purposes can also have the format 8xx-nxx-xxxx.
This would apply, for example, to BCLID service previously disclosed in TAPAC Bulletin
92-10 (July 20, 1992), and to Advantage 800 Call Detail service previously disclosed in
TAPAC Bulletin 95-01 (February 14, 1995). For further information regarding Advantage Call
Detail service, see TAPAC Bulletin 95-08, dated September 5, 1995.
- Billing and call detail information supplied to customers can also
contain 8xx in addition to 800 information.
If you have any questions regarding the above,
160 Elgin St., Room 640
Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3J4 Canada
Tel: (in Canada) 1-877-77-TELCO (83526)
Tel: (Worldwide) (613) 781-7393
Fax: (613) 781-1658