Local Calling Guide

Site updates

2003-12-26New search for Feature Group D carrier identification (dial-around) codes
2003-12-25Strasburg CO becomes part of greater Denver local calling area effective 2004-01-07
2003-12-22Northfield MN becomes part of Twin Cities local calling area, effective 2004-07-15
2003-12-22Local calling between Rome and Menlo/Trion GA effective 2003-10-01
2003-12-22New local calling routes: Pineview GA to/from Abbeville, Pitts, and Rochelle effective 2003-09-27
2003-12-21Le Center MN becomes part of Twin Cities local calling area, effective 2004-02-10
2003-12-18Local calling information for BWTelcom, Great Plains Communications (Nebraska), Tri-County Telephone Association (Kansas) updated. Thanks Jeeper.
2003-12-13Local calling areas updated for Kansas phone companies: S & T Telephone Co-op, Rainbow Telephone Co-op
2003-12-13More Maine local calling area updates for Lincolnville Telephone and Tidewater Telecom exchanges
2003-12-13Puerto Rico local calling expansion approved. Puerto Rico Telephone says it will implement the new local calling zones in four phases during 2004, but did not give specific dates.
2003-12-10More Maine local calling area updates for Verizon, Fairpoint, Union River, Mid-Maine, Saco River, and Pine Tree exchanges
2003-12-04New local calling routes in Minnesota, effective 2003-12-02: Cromwell to/from Carlton, Cloquet, and Duluth; Elrosa to/from Sauk Centre, Greenwald, and Melrose
2003-12-02Michigan Public Service Commission approves Carr Telephone Company local calling area expansion (with a cap of 2000 minutes per month, and discounted toll above that cap), implementation date unknown.
2003-11-30New local calling routes in Ohio: Ridgeville Corners to Archbold, Napoleon, and Wauseon approved 2003-11-06, implementation date unknown. Local calling from Archbold, Napoleon, and Wauseon to Ridgeville Corners has been in effect since 2002.
2003-11-28New pages for seldom asked questions and telecom tariff links. These were part of the original site at http://www.hwcn.org/link/lca/.
2003-11-28Added new features in local calling area search. When viewing the local calling area for a rate centre, you can now see which rate centres can call locally to that rate centre by selecting the [Reverse direction] link. The rate centre information now includes the ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier) as well as any localities included within that rate centre.
2003-11-28Local calling from Hollywood SC to Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant, Sullivans Island, and Summerville effective 2003-11-12
2003-11-18Local calling information for Millry Telephone (Alabama), Union Springs Telephone (Alabama), and Hamilton Telephone (Nebraska) updated. Thanks Jeeper.
2003-11-14Maine Public Utilities Commission approves local calling to all contiguous exchanges not already included in each exchange's local calling area, effective 2003-12-15. In most cases, new local calling links will be at premium rates (i.e., a higher monthly flat rate, or 5 cents per minute for economy plan subscribers). Database updated with new calling areas for Verizon, TDS, Unitel, Community Service, and Oxford/Oxford West exchanges.
2003-11-13Regular contributor Mark J. Cuccia confirms that two-way local calling exists between Portal ND and North Portal SK. SaskTel doesn't mention this anywhere in its phone books or tariffs, though.
2003-11-09Sprint-Florida changes some Extended Calling Service routes (per-call charge) to Extended Area Service effective 2003-10-24: Avon Park/Sebring, Cape Coral/Punta Gorda, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Lake Placid/Sebring
2003-11-09New local calling routes in Minnesota: Howard Lake, Henderson, Maple Lake, and Princeton to/from Twin Cities Metro (effective 2003-12-02); Altura to/from Winona, Rochester, St Charles (effective 2003-12-04)
2003-11-09Montana PSC approved local calling between Musselshell and Billings-area exchanges, effective 2003-12-10
2003-11-05Local calling updates in Virginia: Blacksburg/Pulaski and Christiansburg/Pulaski effective 2003-11-01
2003-10-25Local calling between Lake, Mammoth, and Old Faithful WY and Bozeman MT regional calling area effective 2003-11-20. Previously, Lake and Old Faithful did not have local calling to any other exchange. Mammoth WY had two-way local calling with Gardiner MT, while other Bozeman MT-area exchanges had one-way local calling to Lake, Mammoth, and Old Faithful.
2003-10-22Confirmed that Telida AK (907-843) has closed down; deleted from database
2003-10-09Concord, Greers Ferry, and Heber Springs AR will become local to one another effective 2003-11-01
2003-09-28Local calling between Chadbourn/Fair Bluff and Tabor City NC effective 2003-10-07
2003-09-27Local calling areas for Frontier exchanges in New York updated
2003-09-26Local calling between Creston and Columbus NE approved effective 2003-12-17
2003-09-21Local calling between Lonsdale and Minneapolis-St Paul Metro exchanges effective 2003-10-01
2003-09-06Local calling from Rock Creek ID to Spokane WA effective 2003-08-29
2003-09-06Bennett CO becomes part of greater Denver local calling area effective 2003-09-17
2003-09-03Local calling between Clearwater and Wichita KS effective 2003-12-01
2003-08-14Local calling between Big Prater, Davenport, Honaker, Lebanon, and Jewell Ridge VA effective 2003-09-01
2003-08-10Local calling updates in Texas: Benjamin/Rochester (effective 2003-04-11), Etoile/Nacogdoches (effective 2003-07-16), Knippa/Sabinal/Uvalde (effective 2003-06-11)
2003-08-09Local calling from Hooversville to Somerset PA effective 2003-07-16
2003-08-05Local calling between Graford and Graham/Jacksboro TX effective today
2003-07-25Local calling between Carlton and Alexander, Dublin, Hamilton, Hico, Stephenville TX effective 2003-07-22
2003-07-18Local calling between Glendo/Wheatland and Chugwater WY effective 2003-08-06
2003-07-18Local calling between Dayton and New Burlington OH effective 2003-06-23
2003-07-18Local calling from Pomeroy OH to New Haven WV effective no later than 2003-09-08 (New Haven to Pomeroy has been local since 1997)
2003-07-09Rate centre consolidation in Nevada: Las Vegas includes Boulder and Henderson effective 2003-06-27
2003-06-19Local calling between Granada and Fairmont/East Chain MN effective 2003-06-15
2003-06-14Local calling between Eureka and Prescott WA effective 2003-06-01
2003-06-06Local calling updates in Minnesota: Ericsburg/Kabetogama and Kabetogama/Ranier effective 2003-05-29; Argyle/Warren effective 2003-06-03
2003-06-01Local calling updates in Virginia effective 2003-05-01: Allwood/Raphine, Arcola/Middleburg, Barnesville/Clover, Big Island/Buchanan, Bowling Green/Chancellor, Bowling Green/Fredericksburg, Bowling Green/Spotsylvania, Boykins/Capron, Boykins/Emporia, Bridgewater/Staunton, Brokenburg/Ladysmith, Calverton/Haymarket, Calverton/Nokesville, Calverton/Triangle, Capron/Franklin, Chancellor/Colonial Beach, Chancellor/Port Royal, Chancellor/Stafford, Charles City/Claremont, Charles City/Surry, Charlotte Court House/Clover, Charlotte Court House/Pamplin, Clover/Drakes Branch, Colonial Beach/Fredericksburg, Colonial Beach/King George, Courtland/Stony Creek, Courtland/Waverly, Fife/Louisa, Fife/Mineral, Gloucester/Toano, Gloucester/Williamsburg, Goochland/Mineral, Hartwood/Triangle, Haymarket/Middleburg, Haymarket/The Plains, Haymarket/Warrenton, Haysi/Maxie, Kilmarnock/Reedville, King George/Port Royal, King George/Stafford, King George/Tappahannock, King and Queen/Toano, King and Queen/Williamsburg, Ladysmith/Mineral, Lovingston/Raphine, Narrows/Rocky Gap, Piney River/Raphine, Staunton/Weyers Cave, Surry/Waverly
2003-06-01Local calling between Martins Mill and Tyler TX effective 2003-05-16
2003-05-18Local calling between Athens and Madison ME (premium calling area) approved by Maine PUC 2003-01-22; implementation date unknown
2003-05-18Rate centre consolidation in Washington: Clallam Bay, Clearwater, and Neah Bay are now part of the Forks rate centre
2003-05-15Local calling between exchanges in the Uintah Basin area of Utah served by UBTA Telecommunications and UBET Telcom approved 2003-05-13; implementation date not known
2003-05-07New local calling links in Colorado effective 2003-04-30: Carbondale to/from New Castle, Parachute, Rifle, and Silt; Parachute to/from Glenwood Springs, New Castle, and Silt
2003-05-05Expanded local calling from Westphalia MI to De Witt, Fowler-Pewamo, Grand Ledge, and Portland MI (2000 min/month; implementation date unknown)
2003-05-01Clarified local calling areas for DeKalb Telephone Company (TN)
2003-04-30Local calling between Clearwater and Clallam Bay/Neah Bay WA effective 2003-04-14
2003-04-05Local calling between Marlinton and White Sulphur Springs WV effective 2003-04-01
2003-04-05Cumberland Gap and Lee VA exchanges consolidated; local calling between Cumberland Gap and Pennington Gap VA effective 2003-03-01
2003-04-05Rate centre consolidations in Arizona: Chinle includes Many Farms; Kingman includes East Kingman/Golden Valley; Show Low includes Pinedale; Whiteriver includes Hawley Lake/McNary
2003-04-05Rate centre consolidations in Washington: Curtis includes Pe Ell; Elma includes McCleary; Kingston includes Hansville; Lake Quinault includes Humptulips; Long Beach includes Chinook/Ocean Park; Morton includes Glenoma/Mineral/Packwood/Randle; South Bend includes Raymond
2003-04-05Local calling between Taylors Falls and Minneapolis-St Paul Metro exchanges in Minnesota effective 2003-04-08
2003-03-25Various local calling updates in Louisiana effective 2003-04-10
2003-03-25Local calling between Lewiston and Winona/Rochester/St Charles MN effective 2003-04-21
2003-03-25Local calling updates for Low Country/Ridgeland SC effective 2003-03-01
2003-03-11Rate centre consolidation in Washington: San Juan includes Blakely Island, Eastsound, Friday Harbor, and Lopez
2003-03-07Local calling areas for Shenandoah Telephone (VA, USA) exchanges added
2003-03-07Many updates in Missouri; tariffs courtesy of Missouri PSC
2003-03-07New local calling links in Ontario: between Armstrong/Gull Lake and Nipigon, and from Pickle Lake to Dryden, effective 2002-12-10 (CRTC Decision 2002-34). Bell serves all of these exchanges except for Dryden; I don't know whether Dryden Telephones has also implemented local calling from Dryden to Pickle Lake. These changes are the result of a Bell service improvement plan for high-cost serving areas.
2003-02-19Local calling between Baie Verte and Wild Cove NL effective 2003-03-06 (telecom order CRTC 2003-80)
2003-02-17Minor corrections in California and Kansas
2003-01-10Local calling changes in Sprint exchanges in North Carolina effective today
2003-01-07Local calling between Mankato and Nicollet MN effective today
2003-01-01Maine orders telephone companies to provide local calling to all contiguous exchanges not already included in each exchange's local calling area. Implementation dates are unknown.
2003-01-01Ace Telephone Company (Michigan) expands local calling areas effective today

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