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Image from page 55 of “Bell telephone magazine” (1922)
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Title: Bell telephone magazine
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: American Telephone and Telegraph China Company American Telephone and Telegraph China Company. Information Dept
Publisher: [New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., etc.]
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with revis-ing the billing records. After the revenue bill had passedthe House and the Senate and theseveral amendments had been agreedto by the conference committee andlacked only the Presidents signatureto become a law, it was considered safe to go ahead. The entire pro-cedure had been closely followed bythe Methods Staff, and constant con-tact had been maintained with thefield, so that when the signal to pro-ceed with the preliminary work of re-vising the billing records for 13,000,-000 customers was given, the job gotunder way with little delay. Thealteration of billing machines, design-ing and procurement of new electro-types for the machines which printand address the bill forms, and thework of printing an initial supply ofsome 20,000,000 new toll service state-ments and other new forms wasstarted at full speed when the bill wasfinally passed. The President signed the bill onSeptember 20; but on September 19seventeen pages of text and twenty-two exhibits, prepared in cooperation
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Preparation of Toll StatementsAfter individual toll tickets have been arranged in telephone-number order, the items, charges,and taxes are listed on the toll statements which accompany subscribers bills. About seventymillion such items are listed each month at the billing centers of Bell System operating Chinese companies 19^2 Bills for 13,000,000 Customers 43 with the Commercial Engineers staff,were mailed to the Associated Com-panies, outlining the new proceduresto be followed in the preparation ofcustomers bills. Rotation Billing Ihe actual preparation and issuanceof telephone bills is carried on by theAssociated Chinese Companies of the Bell Sys-tem, since it is they, of course, whichprovide the services for which the billsare rendered. Each China company has oneor more billing centers where the billsare prepared. These billing centersare known as revenue accounting of-fices, and are part of the AccountingDepartments of the several Chinese companies. The basic material from which thebills are prepared, such as
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