11. MTAS Integration

12. ADMINISTRATION, BILLING AND RATES
MTAS implementation will greatly simplify account control for each LEC inasmuch as customer information such as credit rating and payment plan for all of the users addresses provided by the same LEC will appear in the same account, and will directly indicate equipment used for rate purposes. Moreover, the MTAS primary address can be virtual, with sub-addresses standing alone. Hence the cellular address would be the primary address of subscribers without regular telephone service.

The Rate Centers arrangement to provide distance information for network billing is not affected by MTAS. However MTAS does provide for a flexibility in rate scheduling not practical with the present PSTN addressing arrangement. Because the embedded markers identify the terminal devices used, they can be used to tailor rates to specific line functions, particularly in relation to subscriber's needs as to connection reliability or security.

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