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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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Office of Telecommunications Management

Telecommunications Information Notice 07-05
Reduction in BlackBerry Airtime Rates and New Services Introduced

May 11, 2007

The Office of Telecommunications Management (OTM) regularly reviews its line of service rates to make certain rates charged for services reflect the actual cost of provisioning those services. As a result of a recent review, OTM has reduced the monthly BlackBerry air time rate for both Nextel and Cingular services. The rate revision will be effective with the May 2007 OTM bill. Also, several new services have been added, including airtime from Sprint and TeleNav GPS features from Cingular.

Service
Current Rate
New Rate
Cingular Airtime
Unlimited international data with voice capability
71.50
61.00
Unlimited international data
77.00
65.50
Unlimited data with voice capability
45.00
42.50
Unlimited data
50.00
47.00
Unlimited data with voice capability and tethered access 
76.50
70.50
Unlimited data and tethered access 
81.50
75.00
Nextel Airtime
Airtime
47.50
41.50

In addition to the price reductions listed above, new services have been added as well as a new provider.

Service
Rate
Cingular Airtime
TeleNav Track Plus GPS add-on feature
$15.00
TeleNav Track Premium GPS add-on feature
25.00
Sprint Airtime
Airtime
42.50

The OTM Catalog of Services has been revised to reflect these changes.

For further information, contact Ruth Werling at ruth.werling@la.gov.