DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND INDUSTRY SERVICES
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
(By authority conferred on the public service commission by sections 213 and 320 of
Act No. 179 of the Public Acts of 1991, as amended, being SS484.2213 and
484.2320 of the Michigan Compiled Laws)
R 484.151 General provisions.
Rule 1. These rules apply to all aspects of payphone service, except for the
provision of operator services.
History: 1996 AACS.
R 484.152 Definitions.
Rule 2. As used in these rules:
(a) "Aggregator" means a person who, in the ordinary course of its operations,
makes telephones available to the public or to transient users of its premises for telephone
calls using a provider of operator services.
(b) "Call" means an effort by a person to obtain a telephone connection, whether
the connection is completed or not.
(c) "Caller" or "end user" means a person who attempts to complete a call
through use of a payphone service.
(d) "Commission" means the Michigan public service commission.
(e) "Inoperative payphone" means a telephonic device that is physically broken or
that will not allow the completion of a telephone call for reasons other than error by
the end user.
(f) "Payphone service" means a telephone service provided from a public,
semipublic, or individually owned and operated telephone that is available to the
public and is accessed by the depositing of coins or currency or by other means of
payment at the time that the call is made. Payphone service does not include service from
telephones that are located in correctional facilities, which are considered toll terminals.
History: 1996 AACS.
R 484.153 Posting requirements; content.
Rule 3. Each provider or aggregator of payphone service shall post on or near the
payphone, in plain view of end users, all of the following information:
(a) The name of the provider or aggregator.
(b) The address of the provider or aggregator.
(c) The telephone number of the provider or aggregator.