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Jane Patterson

Tel: (225) 342-7701
Fax: (225) 342-7757

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

Physical Address:
Galvez Building
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Office of Telecommunication Management (OTM) TIN 09-03 Pending Changes to the Lafayette and Lake Charles Area (Area Code 337) LINC Long Distance Service Effective April 15, 2009
April 6, 2009

As per OTM's earlier TIN 09-02, modifications are under way that may change how LINC (Louisiana Intercity Network for Communications) long distance service interfaces with your local telephone service. These modifications will take place in the Lafayette and Lake Charles area (area code 337) on April 15, 2009.

Effective April 15, 2009, Centrex users in the 337 area code region who have been dialing their long distance calls starting with "8 +", must begin dialing long distance calls as:

9 + 1 + area code + 7 digit telephone number

Those Centrex users will no longer use the "8 +" dialing plan beginning April 15, 2009.

For some PBX locations in this area, there may be a slight change in how long distance calls are dialed beginning on April 15, 2009. For these subscribers whose LINC long distance dialing will change, your local PBX administrator should provide you with the new dialing instructions prior to that date.

If your agency's LINC telephone dialing is affected by this change, please be sure that your agency's employees are notified of the change and effective date.

For any question about this change in long distance service, contact Jolene Ardoin at or 225 342-8682.