Department – 6 character code that identifies a certain department at Boston University, e.g., 066-040

Departmental Subscriber Summary section – provides one summary line for all charges associated with a subscriber for the billing period, e.g.:

SubscriberName Total MRC OCC TOLL Local TAX
6173530095 24.24 19.20 0.00 0.00 5.04 0.00
Anderson, Jon 13.44 0.00 0.00 13.44 0.00 0.00

Subscriber 6173530095 is actually phone number 6173530095. The data model treats each phone line as a separate billable entity.

For this ‘subscriber’ the total charges for the bill cycle are 24.24, of which 19.20 is due to monthly recurring charges (MRC) and 5.04 is due to local phone call charges.

For the ‘subscriber’ Jon Anderson, the total charges for the bill cycle are 13.44, of which all 13.44 is for TOLL (long distance and/or directory assistance phone calls). An individual can be a ‘subscriber’ if he/she has a service such as a PBN code (a 5-digit long distance code), cellular service,  or a calling card.

Charge Categories

MRC = Monthly Recurring Charges (includes all equipment and line charges )

OCC = Other Charges and Credits (includes all work order-related charges or any one-time purchase charges.  It can also include cellular monthly plan charges and any data overage.)

TOLL = Long distance call charges including international and calling card charges as well as Directory Assistance charges

LOCAL = Local calls

TAX = Tax (not applicable) – you should not see any charges in this column

At the bottom of the SUMMARY section – just before you see any individual detail charges, you will see how much of your monthly bill is allotted to your 0911 account and your 0912 account.

0911 account – includes all fixed cost charges – such as equipment charges, line charges (both included in the MRC column), and also any charges for work orders (included in the OCC column)

0912 account – includes all usage charges (both LOCAL and TOLL charges)