2 Introduction

22.0243GPPDescription of Charge Advice Information (CAI)Release 17TS

The principle of this service is that the MS shall be capable of indicating the cost of a call in home units as a basic service. This is the Advice of Charge (AOC).

The ability for the MS to perform further processing on AOC is not precluded. If the subscriber wishes, the MS shall indicate the value of CCM, ACM, ACMmax in the currency she has indicated using the PUCT.

At the charging point, the MS is informed of the charging rate.

The MS shall then use its independent internal clock to time the call from the charging point to the end of call i.e. the chargeable duration (CDUR) is measured by the MS. In the case of multiple calls this applies separately for each call (see subclause 4.3 l). The time taken attempting to perform call reestablishment is not included in CDUR (see subclause 4.3 m).

By using the calculations described in clause 4, the MS shall be able to derive the number of home units used.

Due to the independence of the calculated value, an exact one‑to‑one relation with the bill cannot be guaranteed. This discrepancy is due to the short delays in signalling between the MS and the network, e.g. transmission of charging point and end of call signals.

In deriving the present document the following principles are assumed:

i) For mobile originated calls, the mobile user pays for the connection to the dialled number, as per the published tariff of the Local PLMN, plus a mark‑up defined by the HPLMN to cover additional administration costs, when roaming.

It is assumed that the MS subscriber will not be charged for the forwarded leg if the dialled number has set call forwarding. If additional charging is required for this forwarded leg, then it is assumed that such charging will be applied only to the called party. This follows current telecommunications practice.

ii) For mobile terminated calls, any charge set for incoming calls is that based on the tariff as published by the HPLMN.

The tariff as published for the roaming extension charges is assumed to be time and date invariant. For the avoidance of doubt, this assumption does not preclude routine tariff changes.

iii) Charge rates for calls originating within a PLMN vary depending upon, for example, location, destination, service, time of day, type of day and any mark ups.

iv) The units indicated in the advice of charge are always given in terms of Home units, the value of which is defined and published by the HPLMN, regardless of the PLMN in which they were incurred or the call direction or the type of call including supplementary service and data calls.