ALIANT TELECOM INDUSTRY ADVISORY
November 24, 1997
No. ATIA-3i (Formerly SIA-3r)
Introduction of Toll-Free NPA Code 877 - NewTel
Aliant Telecom Inc., on behalf of NewTel Communications Inc),
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 4, 1998.
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