710:95-17-3 - Definitions

710:95-17-3. Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this Subchapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Consumer" means a person who purchases prepaid wireless telecommunications service in a retail transaction.

"9-1-1 wireless telephone fee" means the fee imposed in Section 2865 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes to finance the installation and operation of emergency 9-1-1 services and any necessary equipment.

"Prepaid wireless telecommunications service", as defined in Section 2862 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, means a telecommunications wireless service that provides the right to utilize mobile wireless service as well as other telecommunications services, including the download of digital products delivered electronically, content and ancillary services, which are paid for in advance that is sold in predetermined units or dollars of which the number declines with use in a known amount. "Prepaid wireless telecommunications service" does not include traditional calling cards.

"Retail transaction" means the purchase of prepaid wireless telecommunications service from a seller for any purpose other than for resale.

"Seller" means a person who sells prepaid wireless telecommunications service to another person.

"Traditional calling card" means a calling card which provides access only to long distance telephone service by enabling the user to originate a call using an access number or authorization code and which is not intended for use exclusively on a cellular phone.

"Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider" means a provider of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol service to end users in the state, including resellers.

"Wireless service provider" means a provider of commercial mobile service under Section 332(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C., Section 151 et seq., Federal Communications Commission rules, and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103-66, and includes a provider of wireless two-way communication service, radio-telephone communications related to cellular telephone service, network radio access lines or the equivalent, and personal communication service. The term does not include a provider of:

(A) a service whose users do not have access to 9-1-1 service,

(B) a communication channel used only for data transmission, or

(C) a wireless roaming service or other nonlocal radio access line service.

"Wireless telecommunications connection" means the ten-digit access number assigned to a customer regardless of whether more than one such number is aggregated for the purpose of billing a service user.

(Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 34, Issue 24, September 1, 2017, eff. 9/11/2017)

Added at 28 Ok Reg 971, eff 6-1-11; Amended at 29 Ok Reg 1478, eff 6-25-12

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