Local Calling Guide

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2005-12-27Local calling from Loyalsock PA to Muncy PA effective 2005-12-05
2005-12-24Range Telephone Cooperative/RT Communications (WY/MT/NE) expanded local calling areas for many exchanges effective 2005-11-01
2005-12-24Local calling between Toppenish WA and Harrah/Wapato/White Swan WA, effective 2006-02-21
2005-12-05Northwest Communications Cooperative (North Dakota) has taken over Noonan Farmers Telephone effective 2005-12-01. As of that date, Noonan subscribers have local calling to all NCC exchanges and to Portal ND.
2005-12-04Anita (Iowa) Tribune reports local calling from Anita (Westel Systems/West Iowa Telephone) to Cumberland, Massena, Wiota effective 2005-11-07
2005-12-01Updated local calling information for the following Nebraska independent companies: K & M Telephone, Nebraska Central Telephone, Northeast Nebraska Telephone, Rock County Telephone/Huntel, Three River Telco, Consolidated Telephone
2005-11-09Sprint introduces LATA-wide local calling for its exchanges in northeastern Tennessee effective 2005-12-01
2005-10-27Polar Communications (ND/MN) expanded calling areas for most of its exchanges effective 2005-06-01
2005-10-07BellSouth (North Carolina) reduces residential usage rates for Expanded Service Area Band C calls (17-22 miles) to zero effective 2005-10-01. Business customers pay the same rates as before.
2005-10-07Sprint (North Carolina) reduces usage rates for Expanded Local Calling Area Band 4 calls (17-22 miles) to zero effective 2005-09-13.
2005-10-05Local calling between Luling and Bastrop/Lockhart TX effective 2005-09-20
2005-10-05Minnesota PUC approves local calling between Kilkenny and Twin Cities metro area; implementation date unknown
2005-10-03Michigan PSC approves expansion of the local calling areas for Chippewa County Telephone Company, Hiawatha Telephone Company, Midway Telephone Company, and Ontonagon County Telephone Company to include all Michigan exchanges within the Upper Peninsula LATA, effective 2005-10-01
2005-10-01Michigan PSC approves local calling expansion for Upper Peninsula Telephone Company; implementation date unknown
2005-09-30Northern Colorado local calling expansion approved; implementation scheduled for 2005-11-10
2005-09-19Local calling information updated for Consolidated Telephone (NE), Curtis Telephone (NE), Cherokee Telephone (OK)
2005-09-19Updated local calling information for Peetz Cooperative Telephone (CO), Roggen Telephone (CO), Stoneham Cooperative Telephone (CO), Willard Telephone (CO), Consolidated Communications (IL), Clarks Telephone (NE), Great Plains Communications (NE)
2005-09-15According to various websites Barbados has nationwide local calling.
2005-09-14Cable and Wireless Jamaica introduces single national rate for all fixed-line calls within Jamaica effective 2005-10-01. Local calls in Jamaica are still charged according to duration and time of day.
2005-09-12Expanded local calling for South Slope Cooperative Telephone (IA)
2005-09-09Idaho PUC approves consolidation of Boise and Meridian rate centres, along with local calling between Meridian and Lowman (effective 2005-11-02)
2005-09-08Chapin Telephone Company (MI) receives approval for expanded local calling to Ashley, Brant, Chesaning, Elsie, Merrill, Ovid, Owosso with 2000 minutes per month cap, effective 2005-10-01
2005-08-28According to their newsletter, Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative (TX) has company-wide local calling.
2005-08-07Thanks to Jeeper for providing directory scans for the following independent companies: Chautauqua & Erie Telephone Corp. (NY), Citizens Telephone Co. of Hammond, NY, Inc. (NY), Empire Telephone Corp. (NY), Margaretville Telephone Co., Inc. (NY), Oneida County Rural Telephone Co. (NY), State Telephone Co. (NY), Public Service Telephone Co. (GA), Wilkes Telephone & Electric Co., Inc. (GA), West Plains Telecommunications, Inc. (TX), Five Area Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TX), Farmers Cooperative Telephone, Inc. (SC), Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (IN), C-R Telephone Co. (IL), New Windsor Telephone Co. (IL), Viola Home Telephone Co. (IL), Oneida Telephone Exchange (IL), Reynolds Telephone Co., Inc. (IL), Woodhull Community Telephone Co. (IL), Citizens Mutual Telephone Co. (IA), Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association (IA), Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association (IA/MN), Clara City Telephone Exchange Co. (MN), Benton Cooperative Telephone Co. (MN), Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association (MN), Runestone Telephone Association (MN), KMP Telephone Co./TDS Telecom (MN), Redwood County Telephone Co. (MN), Midwest Telephone Co. (MN), Cannon Valley Telecom, Inc. (MN), Sleepy Eye Telephone Co. (MN), Beresford Municipal Telephone Co. (SD), Pioneer Telephone Association, Inc. (KS), Sunflower Telephone Co., Inc. (CO/KS), Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, Inc. (CO), Haxtun Telephone Co. (CO), Big Sandy Telecom, Inc. (CO), Phillips County Telephone Co. (CO), Rye Telephone Co., Inc. (CO), Cimarron Telephone Co. (OK), Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative (TX), Community Telephone Co. (TX), Poka-Lambro Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TX), Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TX), West Texas Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TX), XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TX), Wiggins Telephone Association (CO), ENMR Telephone Cooperative (NM/TX), Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (NM), Union Telephone Co. (WY/UT/CO), Oregon Telephone Corp. (OR)
2005-07-21Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone introduces company-wide local calling effective 2005-08-01
2005-05-11Updated local calling information for New Castle Telephone/TDS (VA), Pembroke Telephone (VA), Arvig Communications/Callaway Telephone/East Otter Tail Telephone (MN)
2005-05-10Updated local calling information for Citizens Telephone Cooperative (VA)
2005-04-29Inter-LATA local calling approved between Kenly/Princeton and Raleigh NC effective 2005-04-20
2005-04-23Gila River Telecommunications (AZ) introduces company-wide local calling effective 2005-04-01
2005-04-17Updated local calling area information for telcos in Alaska
2005-04-17Calling area updates for Ironton Telephone (PA), Ridgeville Telephone (OH)
2005-04-17Rate distance tool now shows LATA for each rate centre
2005-04-01Rate centre consolidations in Washington state effective 2005-03-01: Toppenish/Zillah; Mabton/Bickleton; Brinnon/Quilcene (new rate centre is Hood Canal); Port Angeles/Gardiner; Dallesport/Wishram
2005-03-24CRTC approves local calling between Marsh Lake and Whitehorse YT, effective 2005-04-21
2005-03-21Expanded Local Calling Area band 2/3 calls for Sprint exchanges in North Carolina now appear as local calls. Sprint tariffs indicate such calls are zero-rated.
2005-03-12New Mexico local calling area update: Roswell to/from Dexter and Hagerman effective 2005-03-25
2005-03-02Michigan PSC approves expanded local calling for TDS Telecom companies (Chatham, Shiawassee, Wolverine), implementation date unknown
2005-03-02Michigan PSC approves expanded local calling (with 2000 minutes per month usage cap) for Blanchard Telephone Association, implementation date unknown
2005-02-20Added local calling area information for Oklahoma Telephone & Telegraph
2005-02-20Updated local calling information for Partner Communications Cooperative (IA)
2005-02-18Updated local calling information for Home Telephone Company (SC), Central Texas Telephone Cooperative (TX)
2005-02-11Minnesota: Winsted/Twin Cities local calling begins 2005-02-10
2005-01-27Added California ZUM Zone 3 routes (local toll)
2005-01-16Inter-LATA EAS approved between Montpelier/Greensburg LA (CenturyTel) and Kentwood/Amite/Independence LA (BellSouth), effective 2005-03-22
2005-01-02SBC-Texas replaces mandatory EACS (extended area calling service) with optional EACS in the Allen exchange effective 2004-11-09. SBC has filed a similar petition with the Texas PUC to remove mandatory EACS in the Frisco exchange.

Last updated: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 01:38:01 UTC

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