(35 ILCS 638/10)
As used in this Act:
"Charges for mobile telecommunications services" means any charge for, or
associated with, the provision of commercial mobile radio service, as defined
in Section 20.3 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations as in effect on
June 1, 1999, or any charge for, or associated with, a service provided as an
adjunct to a commercial mobile radio service, that is billed to the customer by
or for the customer's home service provider regardless of whether individual
transmissions originate or terminate within the licensed service area of the
home service provider.
"Customer" means (i) the person or entity that contracts with the home
service provider for mobile telecommunications services or (ii) if the end
user of mobile telecommunications services is not the contracting party, the
end user of the mobile telecommunications services, but this clause (ii)
only for the purpose of determining the place of primary use. "Customer" does
not include (i) a reseller of mobile telecommunications service or (ii) a
serving carrier under an arrangement to serve the customer outside the home
service provider's licensed service area.
"Designated database provider" means a corporation, association, or other
entity representing all the political subdivisions of a State that is:
(i) responsible for providing an electronic database
"Enhanced zip code" means a United States postal zip code of 9 or more
"Home service provider" means the facilities-based carrier or reseller with
which the customer contracts for the provision of mobile telecommunications
"Licensed service area" means the geographic area in which the home service
provider is authorized by law or contract to provide commercial mobile radio
service to the customer.
"Mobile telecommunications service" means commercial mobile radio service, as
defined in Section 20.3 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations as in
effect on June 1, 1999.
"Place of primary use" means the street address representative of where the
customer's use of the mobile telecommunications service primarily occurs, which
(i) the residential street address or the primary
"Prepaid telephone calling services" means the right to purchase exclusively
telecommunications services that must be paid for in advance that enables the
origination of calls using an access number, authorization code, or both,
whether manually or electronically dialed, if the remaining amount of units of
service that have been prepaid is known by the provider of the prepaid service
on a continuous basis.
"Reseller" means a provider who purchases telecommunications services from
another telecommunications service provider and then resells, uses as a
component part of, or integrates the purchased services into a mobile
telecommunications service. "Reseller" does not include a serving carrier with
which a home service provider arranges for the services to its customers
outside the home service provider's licensed service area.
"Serving carrier" means a facilities-based carrier providing mobile
telecommunications service to a customer outside a home service provider's or
reseller's licensed service area.
"Taxing jurisdiction" means any of the several states, the District of
Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States, any
municipality, city, county, township, parish, transportation district, or
assessment jurisdiction, or any other political subdivision within the
territorial limits of the United States with the authority to impose a tax,
charge, or fee.
(Source: P.A. 92-474, eff. 8-1-02.)