Why does he not pressure his VoIP provider to establish an interface > with the ILEC, as do the CLECs, which would include setting up the > processes necessary to list his telephone number in whatever directory > he wishes.
The rules say that the ILEC has to take a listing from the customer, not from the customer's CLEC.
Mark Atwood When you do things right, people won't be sure email@example.com you've done anything at all.
formatting link[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: They can take the order from the ILEC provided ILEC has a *signed* letter of agency from the customer. Reason for this is too many unscrupulous ILECs were claiming customer wanted features A, B, C, and D on their line when in fact customer had earlier told the telemarketer no such thing. PAT]