Maine Revised Statutes

§7305. Notice of charges for use of public telephones

1. Notice of charges.  Any person who owns, controls, operates or manages a public telephone shall provide a written notice within the immediate vicinity of the telephone and plainly visible to any person using the telephone. The notice must:
A. Identify the name, address and telephone number of the person who owns, controls, operates or manages the public telephone to whom complaints regarding that telephone may be directed; [1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW).]
B. Inform the person using the public telephone how to contact a local telephone company operator or "911" service operator in case of emergency; [1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW).]
C. Specify the rates or charges for use of the public telephone, including charges for local calls, intrastate calls, "800" or other toll-free calls, uncompleted calls, incoming calls, collect calls, 3rd-party calls and credit card calls; and [1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW).]
D. Contain the identity of the long-distance company that serves the public telephone, explain how the user of the public telephone may, at no charge, obtain information on the rates or charges imposed by the long-distance company, and any additional charges imposed on the user for long distance services. [1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Charges limited when no notice.  Any person who owns, controls, operates or manages a public telephone and fails to provide the notice required by subsection 1 may not demand or receive compensation for use of the telephone in excess of charges imposed by the local exchange telephone utility serving that area with respect to that use.
[ 1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW) .]
1989, c. 651, §2 (NEW).