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Ordering UNE Services: Port Service
Service Types | Before Completing Your Order | Completing Your Order
Product Overview

A Port is the switch component by which an end user's telephone line has access to a Verizon central office switch. A Port Service provides the functions and capabilities of the local switch including telephone number, dial tone, local switching, primary inter-exchange carrier (PIC), 911/E911, and vertical features.

Service Types

Please note Verizon does not offer unbundled local switching arrangements in packet switching central office locations.

The following service type(s) of Port Service are available:
  • Port Service
  • Port Service (TR008 Arrangement)
Before Completing Your Order

Please gather and validate the following information prior to submission of your Port Service order.

Order Information for Port Service:
Action Reference
Verizon does not offer unbundled switching arrangements or unbundled shared transport at packet switch central office locations. Before submitting an order for these services, you should review the Packet Switch Deployment list. Resale services can be ordered in packet switching central office locations. Additional information about ordering Resale Services can be found in the Local Ordering Guide. Packet Switch Deployment List for Verizonxls file
If you are provisioning new or change service determine a valid due date for your order. UNE Intervals (East)xls file
Identify the appropriate blocking to be applied to the account if you are ordering a block on an end user account. See Appendix in Verizon's Business Rules (East)
To ensure accurate order submission and E911 database updates determine valid service address for the end user. Obtain accurate information from the end user and validate by using the appropriate Pre-Order transaction. Address Validation/TN Reservation Pre-Order Sample (East)
Determine other order information by completing the appropriate Pre-Order transaction for your order activity type. Order Activities and Pre-Order Transactions
Gather accurate service ordering codes. Universal Service Offering Codes (USOCs) (East)
Provide the correct TOS (type of service) for the specific service being requested. Verizon's Business Rules

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Completing Your Order

Port Service "REQTYP" (requisition type) provided on the LSR is "FB".

Provide the correct Network Channel (NC), Network Channel Interfaces (NCI) and Secondary Network Channel Interface (SECNCI) codes. Services cannot be provisioned unless the correct NC/NCI codes are provided.
  • These codes identify the physical and electronic characteristics of the circuit and need to correspond with the "TOS" entered on the LSR.
  • NC/NCI and SECNCI codes are Telcordia standard and are located at, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
  • Verizon Business Rules provides product specific codes
Facilities are provided subject to the availability on a first-come first-serve basis in the requested central office. If facilities are not available when requested, the CLEC will be notified by a jeopardy report. In response to the jeopardy report, the CLEC may choose to cancel the order or postpone the date until facilities are available.

When placing an order, it is essential to format the circuit information correctly according to the specific Business Rule.

Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) is available to Business and Government end users. It is not valid on Residential Accounts. It is ordered by populating the "TSP" field with an authorization code. A TSP Authorization Code is assigned to the end user by the Office of Priority Telecommunications. A separate unique TSP Authorization Code is required for each service or circuit ID. Separate codes are required for each segment or location of a multi-point circuit. It is the responsibility of the end user to obtain the code and provide to their local service provider.

The term "Hot Cut" is used to describe the near-simultaneous disconnection of a Verizon working loop from a port on one carrier's switch, and the reconnection of that loop to a port on a different carrier's switch, without any significant out of service period. Additional ordering information can be found in the UNE Order Samples.

Revalidation of the PIC and LPIC values should be processed before issuing an order for Res to Bus/Bus to Res changes.

When removing a line from Hunt, you must also remove the Hunting USOC/IOSC for the corresponding Telephone Number on the respective form (RS, PS and CRS forms)

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