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

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Telecommunications Information Notice 09-08 Addendum
Pending Changes to the Baton Rouge Area (Area Code 225)
LINC Long Distance Telephone Service
Effective Date Changed to July 30, 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 09-08 announced these modifications would take place in the Baton Rouge area (area code 225) on June 30, 2009.  The effective date has been moved to July 30, 2009.  Notification of the changed date was sent to agency telecommunications coordinators in the affected areas on May 29, 2009.

Effective July 30, 2009, Centrex users in the 225 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 July 30, 2009.

For some PBX locations in this area, there may be a slight change in how long distance calls are dialed beginning on July 30, 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.