Category Archives: Local calling area

North Dakota and Iowa changes

  • Reservation Telephone Cooperative (OCN 1632) introduced company-wide local calling effective 2017-01-01.
  • Partner Communications Cooperative (OCN 1187) also has company-wide local calling; not sure when this became effective.
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Kentucky local calling expansions

Several carriers in Kentucky are expanding their local calling areas effective 2016-06-01 in response to changes in federal Universal Service Fund subsidies.

South Dakota and Minnesota

  • Santel Communications Cooperative (OCN 1676) has had company-wide local calling since some time in 2014. They previously had optional local calling plans where subscribers could choose to pay a monthly fee to call specified exchanges.
  • Updated local calling information for Interstate Telephone Cooperative/Stockholm-Strandburg Telephone Company (OCN 1651, 1654, and 1679)