(a) Access Line Provider (ALP). The provider of PSP access lines or PSP trunks for PSP instruments as authorized by G.S. 62-110(c) or as otherwise provided by Commission rule or the North Carolina General Statutes.
(b) Automated Collect Call. A call placed and billed to the called telephone number without the assistance or intervention of a human operator.
(c) Confinement Facility. Any local, state, or federal facility, including juvenile facilities, for the confinement of criminals and persons accused or convicted of crimes.
(d) Cut-Off Switch or Key. An item of terminal equipment which enables a PSP instrument to be easily connected or disconnected from the exchange network. A cut-off switch or key does not have the capability of switching a given PSP instrument from one PSP access line or PSP trunk to another. Cut-off switches or keys may be used only in confinement facilities and only at the request of the administration of the confinement facility.
(e) End User. The person initiating a call from a pay telephone instrument.
(f) Facsimile. The device or process by which information on documents is converted to an electronic format, conveyed over the telephone network, and reconverted into documentary form. A facsimile device which does not incorporate a telephone is a "voiceless-facsimile device."
(g) Line Concentrator. An item of registered terminal equipment which enables two or more PSP instruments to obtain access, through manual or automatic switching, to the same PSP trunk but denies connection to the same trunk at the same time. Such equipment may be used only in confinement facilities and only with the express written consent of the administration of the confinement facility.
(h) Pay Telephone Service. The provision of coin, coinless, or key-operated telephone service utilizing a PSP instrument.
(i) Payphone Service Provider (PSP). The subscriber to a PSP access line or PSP trunk who offers telephone service to the public by means of a coin, coinless, or key-operated PSP instrument.
(j) PSP Instrument. A coin, coinless, or key-operated telephone or facsimile device, other than a voiceless-facsimile device, capable of originating and receiving voice telephone calls.
(k) PSP Access Line. The exchange access facility furnished by the access line provider which is used to connect PSP instruments to the network when a line concentrator is not utilized.
(l) PSP Trunk. The exchange access facility furnished by the access line provider which is required in lieu of a PSP access line when the PSP utilizes a line concentrator between the PSP instrument and the exchange network as allowed by Rule R13-6.
(m) Sent-Paid Call. A call paid for at the time and place of origination with cash.
(NCUC Docket No. P‑100, Sub 84, 3/28/86; 11/17/87; 2/8/88; 2/11/88; 10/11/88; 6/14/89; 6/16/89; 8/31/89; 1/12/90; 3/29/90; 6/9/93; NCUC Docket No. P-100, Sub 84a, 10/7/97.)