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Jane Patterson

Tel: (225) 342-7701
Fax: (225) 342-6867
Email: otm@la.gov

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

Physical Address:
Claiborne Bldg, Suite 2-213
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243

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Telecommunications Information Notice 09-07 Addendum
Pending Changes to the New Orleans and Southeastern Areas
(Area Codes 504 and 985) LINC Long Distance Telephone Service
Effective Date Changed to June 15, 2009

June 5, 2009

As per the Office of Telecommunications Management's (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. TIN 09-07 announced these modifications would take place in the New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana areas (area odes 504 and 985) on June 1, 2009.  The effective date has been moved to June 15, 2009.  Notification of the changed date was sent to agency telecommunications coordinators in the affected areas on May 29, 2009.

Effective June 15, 2009, Centrex users in the 504 and 985 area codes regions 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 June 15, 2009.

For some PBX locations in this area, there may be a slight change in how long distance calls are dialed beginning on June 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 jolene.ardoin@la.gov or 225 342-8682.