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Basic Digital Phone Service starts at $23.00 per month.

Great Reasons to Have Your Landline:

    If you need 911, they can find you quicker. In an emergency, seconds count. A landline is the most reliable connection to 911. Enjoy crisp, clear conversations. With landlines you don't worry about dropped calls or losing signals. Free incoming calls are on landlines for as long as you want to hold a conversation. Home Protection and home security systems depend alot on landline phones. This is because the home's fire and burglar alarms are hardwired to alert authorities.

Long Distance Phone Service

Reconnect with a family member several states away. Call your kids away at college. Whatever the situation, Star can help with our affordable long distance phone service. Check out our additional plans available to you!

Calling to anyone in the United States, with no time limits...you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

  • No contracts!
  • Talk with family or friends for hours!
  • No surprises, one price each month!
STLD Worldwide is great for our International callers! With STLD Worldwide, there is a monthly fee of only $4.95 with various rates for various countries. Receive discounted amounts starting at 10% and up to 40% off the regular rates! Some countries such as Australia, Italy, Japan and China are as low as 12¢ per minute.
Star Choice 5 offers you a 5¢ per minute long distance calling rate. 24 hours a day, seven days a week on direct dialed in state and state to state calls within the contiguous United States. Only $4.95 per month (recurring charge).

Star Choice 10 has no monthly fee and offers you a 10¢ per minute long distance calling rate. 24 hours a day, seven days a week on direct dialed in state and state to state calls within the contiguous United States. This plan does not have a recurring access charge.


*Alaska and Hawaii are 20¢ per minute.

Our Personal 800 plan  is great for businesses that want an 800 number.

With a monthly fee of only $4.95, STLD customers can have their own personal 800 number for only 10¢ per minute.

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Local Calling Areas

The local calling areas are listed below for each exchange. THESE CALLS WILL REQUIRE 10 DIGIT DIALING BEGINNING OCTOBER 24, 2021.

Abbottsburg

Bladenboro
Clarkton
Elizabethtown
Lisbon
Whiteville

Coharie

Clinton
Herring
South River
Dunn
Newton Grove

Cypress Creek

South River
White Oak
Garland
Elizabethtown

Harrells

Kelly
Six Runs
Clinton
Garland

Herring

Coharie
Clinton
Six Runs
South River
Garland
Roseboro
Newton Grove

Kelly

Harrells
Lisbon
Elizabethtown

Lisbon

Abbottsburg
Kelly
Clarkton
Elizabethtown

Six Runs

Herring
Harrells
Clinton
Faison

South River

Coharie
Herring
Roseboro
Cypress Creek
Clinton

White Oak

Cypress Creek
Elizabethtown


Star Communications Calling Features

The Star Communications Feature Guide is designed to provide access to Star Communications feature descriptions, instructions, and pricing.

Individual Services

Call Waiting informs you when another caller is trying to reach you. Just listen for a brief tone signal that will indicate there is a caller on the other line. You can place the first call on hold to answer the second call.

Call Waiting is great for everyone. Even if you don't use the phone that often, you will not have to worry about someone calling and missing you that moment. Plus, it provides an extra benefit for parents of teenagers, roommates with one line, or home based businesses.

Benefits and Features

  • Incoming calls can still get through even when you are already on the phone
  • It is your choice if you want to take the other call
  • A great way to avoid busy numbers and missed calls
  • You can still receive important calls while using the phone

Residential Price: $1.75
Business Price: $2.50

To answer a waiting call:

  1. When you're on the phone, a special tone tells you a second call is waiting.
  2. Simply press and quickly release the "switch hook" on your telephone. Your first caller is automatically placed on hold, while you're connected with the second caller. If you choose not to answer the incoming call: 1. You will hear a special tone to remind you of the incoming call.

To alternate between calls:

  1. Simply press the "switch hook". While you talk with one caller, the other will automatically be placed on hold. Each conversation will remain private.

To end either call:

  1. Hang up.
  2. Your phone will ring.
  3. When you answer, you'll be connected with the remaining caller.

When you know you do not want any interruptions while on an important call, Cancel Call Waiting is for you!

This feature is great for online service users, single fax line users or for people who enjoy Call Waiting, but they do not want to be disturbed while on another call.

Benefits and Features

Cancel Call Waiting can be turned on or off at your convenience Requires an access code to use Any customer with rotary or touch tone service can use it Avoids any distractions during an important call

Residential Price: $0.50
Business Price: $0.50

To "turn off" Call Waiting before making a call:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *70. (on a rotary phone, dial 1170)
  3. Listen for a confirmation tone.
  4. Dial the telephone number you wish to call. Now, your call will not be interrupted by the Call Waiting tone. Other callers will hear a busy signal.
  5. After you hang up, Call Waiting automatically "turns on" again.

Quickly dial up to 30 of your most frequently called numbers! Just use a couple of digits and you're connected!

This is a wonderful service for parents who want their kids to have quick access to emergency numbers. Elderly or disabled individuals will also appreciate the ease of use.

Benefits and Features

  • Great for dialing frequent numbers quickly
  • Easily teach small children how to use the telephone
  • Eliminate the cost for 'memory' telephones
  • Save frustration and time when using a complete phone number
  • Increase security by having instant access to important numbers

Residential Price: $1.50
Business Price: $2.00

To program your speed dial list:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *75. (On a rotary phone, dial 1175.)
  3. Listen for the dial tone.
  4. Dial a two-digit speed code. (Choose any number, 20 through 49.)
  5. Dial the telephone number you wish to assign to that speed code. (For long distance calls, be sure to include "1" plus the area code.)
  6. Press the # key. (On a rotary phone, wait four seconds after dialing.)
  7. Listen for the confirmation tone.

To call someone on your Speed Dialing List:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Dial the two-digit speed code, then press the #key. (On a rotary phone, wait four seconds after dialing.)

To change your Speed Dialing list:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *75. (On a rotary phone, dial 1175.)
  3. Listen for the dial tone.
  4. Dial the two-digit speed code you wish to change.
  5. Listen for the cancellation tone, then the dial tone. Follow steps 4-7 under "to program your Speed Dial list".

Three-Way Calling lets you add a third caller to a conversation you're already having without operator assistance.

It's great for community leaders who need to arrange meetings between people, teenagers, or when you just want to catch up with multiple friends or family at the same time.

Benefits and Features

  • Three-Way conference call
  • You can call long distance or keep it local
  • Primary or extension lines can be used If one person has to leave the conversation, you can still keep talking!
  • Save time in arranging activites
  • Avoid second hand messages and callbacks

Residential Price: $1.50
Business Price: $2.00
Per-Use Price: $0.75 per successful three-way call

Subscription Based Activation Instructions

To add a third person to the call:

  1. Press and quickly release the "switch hook" to place the first person on hold.
  2. Listen for the dial tone.
  3. Dial the second person's phone number. (If you have speed calling, you may dial one of your codes instead.)
  4. When the second person answers, you can talk privately before making it a three-way connection.
  5. To make the three-way connection, press and quickly release the "switch hook". You can now talk with both people at the same time.

To cancel the three-way connection:

  1. If the second person did not answer or you wish to disconnect them, just press and quickly release the "switch hook". You will be reconnected to the person holding.
  2. If either of the two people hang up, you can continue talking with the remaining person.

To end the call completely:

  1. Simply hang up.

Per Use Activation Instructions

To add a third person to the call:

  1. Make the first call and press and quickly release the "switch hook".
  2. Listen for the dial tone and press (*71) from your touchtone telephone.
  3. Dial the second person's phone number.
  4. When the second person answers, press and quickly release the "switch hook" or link/flash. You can now talk with both parties at the same time.

Easily dial your last caller even if you did not answer.

This is an ideal feature for someone who cannot afford to miss a call.

Benefits and Features

  • Once Call Return is activated, it will try to connect the call the same way the Repeat Dial works
  • No need to rush to the telephone if a call is missed
  • Speeds up call returns
  • Great for elderly or parents of small childeren who can't make it to the phone before it stops ringing

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $3.00
Per-Use Price: $0.75 per successful use

If you couldn't get to the phone in time, you can still find out who called. Return the call by dialing *69.

How To Use:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the normal dial tone.
  2. If you were already on the phone and ignored the call waiting tone, press and quickly release the "switch hook".
  3. Press *69. (On a rotary phone, dial 1169.) After you dial *69, a recorded voice will give you the phone number of the call you missed and ask if you want to use the Call Return feature. Just follow the instructions.

If the line is busy:

  1. Hang up. Your phone will keep trying the line for up to 30 minutes.
  2. A special callback ring alerts you if the line becomes free. (Some phones ring normally.)
  3. Lift the handset to automatically place the call.

To cancel your Call Return request:

  1. Press *89. (On a rotary phone dial 1189.)
  2. Listen for the confirmation tone or announcement. Hang up.
    *Toll charges apply to long distance calls.
    *Does not apply to 800 numbers, 900 numbers, outside the specified service area, or lines where Call Forward and some other services have been activated, or when the calling party blocks their number.

Don’t waste time dialing busy numbers over and over, use Repeat Dialing and let your telephone dial it for you. Your phone rings as soon as the line is free and automatically connects you. An ideal feature for anyone who does not have time to keep dialing the same busy phone number.

Heavy telephone users such as sales people or secretaries will find this beneficial when making contact for appointments.

Benefits and Features

  • Saves time and increases your productivity
  • Avoids frustration of repeated busy signals
  • Eliminates ''telephone tag''
  • You can continue to make other calls while waiting
  • The call will be attempted every two minutes for up to 30 minutes

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $3.00

How to use:

  1. When you hear a busy signal, press and release the "switch hook". Listen for a special tone.
  2. If you have already hung up, lift the handset and listen for a normal dial tone.
  3. Press *66. On a rotary phone, dial 1166.
  4. If the line is busy, hang up. Your phone will check the number for up to 30 minutes.
  5. A special ring back alerts you if the line becomes free (some phones ring normally).
  6. Lift the handset to automatically place the call.

To cancel your Repeat Dialing request:

  1. Depress the "switch hook" and release. Listen for a special dial tone.
  2. If you have already hung up, lift the handset and listen for normal dial tone.
  3. Press *86. (On a rotary phone, dial 1186.)
  4. Listen for the confirmation tone or announcement. Hang up.

Identify harassing callers. When you receive a harassing phone call, you can dial a simple code to trace the source of that call and it can be used by the police when necessary.

It's a great service to elderly people or anyone concerned about their privacy.

Benefits and Features

  • Gives a piece of mind when receiving harrasing calls
  • The Central Office will be able to keep a record of the identified number

Residential Price: $1.00 (per month) $3.00 for each successful trace
Business Price: $1.50 (per month) $5.00 for each successful trace

How to use:

  1. When you get a nuisance call, press and quickly release the "switch hook". Listen for a special dial tone.
  2. If you have already hung up, just lift the handset again and listen for a normal dial tone
  3. Press *57. (On a rotary phone, dial 1157.) After you dial *57, you will hear an announcement that the call can be traced. Just follow the voice instructions to dial an additional code, and the call will be traced.
  4. Listen for the confirmation announcement that the last call has been traced.
  5. Hang up.
  6. The number you traced will be recorded at the phone company. If you decide to follow up on this matter, Star Telephone will provide the number to the local authorities.
    *Call Trace must be used immediately after you hang up on the call you want traced. If you get another call, or hear a Call Waiting tone first, you will trace the wrong call.
    *Upon activating a trace, you must contact the phone company within one business day to initiate a Call Trace file.
 

Call Forwarding

Keep your mobility and let your calls follow you to another number. Each time a call is forwarded, your phone will make one short ring. It can still be used to make outgoing calls. This feature works well for people who are on call and do not want to be trapped by staying in one place.

Great for forwarding your telphone calls to your cell phone, while giving you extra security so no one knows you are not home. If you are a working parent and want to take care of any incoming home calls, but want to allow your kids to dial out, this is also great for you.

Benefits and Features

  • You control and program the feature
  • Eliminate the disturbances for loved ones at home
  • Outgoing calls are not affected by the forwarding, only incoming
  • No need to stay close by your telephone for an expected call
  • Great for businesses that want to avoid missing any potential calls after hours

Residential Price: $1.50
Business Price: $2.00

To activate the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dialtone.
  2. Press *72. (On a rotary phone, dial 1172.)
  3. Listen for the dial tone.
  4. Dial the number where you want your calls forwarded.
  5. When the phone is answered, your Call Forward is in effect.

If the line is busy, or there's no answer:

  1. Hang up.
  2. Press *73. (On a rotary phone. dial 1173.)
  3. Listen for the confirmation tone, then hang up. Your Call Forward is now "off", and calls will ring normally on your phone.

To change the "forward to" number:

  1. Turn off Call Forward.
  2. Repeat steps 1-5 above to turn on Call Forward, entering the new "forward to" number.
    *Dial the number as if you were calling directly. For a long distance number, dial "1" plus the area code.
    *Toll charges apply on long distance calls.

Decide which callers should follow you to another number. Program your phone to forward only calls from a special list of numbers to another number, such as your cellular phone. When your service is activated, calls from numbers in your forward list will be rerouted to your "forward to" number. All others will ring at your primary phone as usual.

Great for people who are on call at their place of employment, home based workers or cell phone users that only want to forward certain calls to their mobile phone.

Benefits and Features

  • This exciting feature works on all telephones - touch tone or rotary
  • Requires no special equipment
  • You can change up to 8 numbers as often as you'd like
  • Gain a greater sense of freedom to move around without missing an important call
  • Get ultimate control over forwarded phone calls
  • If you're traveling, you can easily forward certain calls
  • Maintain use of your primary line even while using Selective Call Forwarding

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $3.00

How to use:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *63. (On a rotary phone, dial 1163.)
  3. Listen for an announcement telling you whether the feature is currently stored in your forward list.
  4. Follow the voice instructions and dial 3 to turn the feature ON (if it is currently off), or turn the feature OFF (if it is currently on).

To add the last caller to your forward list:

  1. Press #01#. (On a rotary phone, dial 1201.)

To enter your "forward to" number:

  1. The first time you activate the service, you will be asked to enter the number you would like your special calls forwarded to. From then on, the system will simply remind you of the current "forward to" number.
  2. If the current number is correct, dial 1.
  3. If you wish to change the current "forward to" number, dial 0 and then follow the voice instructions.

To hear the phone numbers in your list:

  1. Press 1. (On a rotary phone, dial 12.)
  2. Follow the voice instructions you will hear. You can store up to 30 numbers on your forward list.

To remove a number from your list:

  1. Press *. (On a rotary phone, dial 11.)
  2. Follow the voice instructions to remove any or all of those numbers from your forward list.

To hear the instructions again:

  1. Dial 0

When your line is busy, your callers still have another way to reach you with Call Forward Busy Line. You can have your incoming calls automatically forwarded when your line is busy to another number.

This feature is great if you are a heavy telephone user. Small businesses that don't want to miss an important call can have it forwarded to another telephone line for answering.

Benefits and Features

  • Conveniently manage your calls so no call goes unanswered
  • Easily update the number you want your calls forwarded to
  • Effectively handle large volumes of calls without leaving your caller unanswered

Residential Price: $1.50
Business Price: $2.00

To "turn on" the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *90. (On a rotary phone, dial 1190.)
  3. Listen for the dial tone.
  4. Dial the number where you want your calls forwarded.
  5. When the phone is answered, your Call Forward is in effect.

If the line is busy, or there is no answer:

  1. 1. Hang up.
  2. Within two minutes, repeat steps 1-4 above. You will hear a confirmation tone, to let you know your Call Forward is now working.

To "turn off" the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *91. (on a rotary phone, dial 1191.)
  3. Listen for the confirmation tone, then hang up. Your Call Forward Busy is now "off".

To change the "forward to" number:

  1. Turn off Call Forward Busy.
  2. Repeat the steps above to turn on Call Forward Busy, entering the new "forward to" number.

Whenever you can't answer the phone, forward your calls to someone who can. If you can't get to the phone, you can be sure that your calls will not go unanswered. You can easily change the forwarding number, even choosing to forward the call after 18 seconds or 3 rings.

This feature works well for heavy telephone users or small businesses that have multiple telephone lines.

Benefits and Features

  • Make sure no call goes unanswered
  • Turn the feature on or off at your convenience
  • Update the Call Forward number as often as you like
  • Improve the chances of a call not going unanswered

Residential Price: $1.50
Business Price: $2.00

To "turn on" the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *92. (on a rotary phone, dial 1192.)
  3. Listen for the dial tone.
  4. Dial the number where you want your calls forwarded.
  5. When the phone is answered, your Call Forward is in effect.

If the line is busy, or there is no answer:

  1. Hang up.
  2. Within two minutes, repeat steps 1-4 above. You will hear a confirmation tone, letting you know Call Forward is now working.

To "turn off" the service:

  1. 1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone. 2. Press *93. (on a rotary phone, dial 1193.) 3. Listen for the confirmation tone, then hang up. Your Call Forward No Answer is now "off".

To change the "forward to" number:

  1. 1. Turn off Call Forward No Answer. 2. Repeat the steps above to turn on Call Forward No Answer, entering the new "forward to" number.

Protect a loved one or yourself in the event they can't dial for help. A pre-selected telephone number is automatically dialed within 30 seconds after the handset is taken off of the hook. No dialing required!

Ideal for elderly people who need quick, accurate dialing in case of an emergency or businesses with a security telephone in a secured entrance or elevator.

Benefits and Features

  • No dialing is needed. The pre-programmed number will be called within 30 seconds
  • You have piece of mind for yourself or a loved one that someone will be called in the event of an emergency
  • Provides fast and accurate dialing

Residential Price: $1.50
Business Price: $2.00

Warm Line allows the phone to automatically dial a preprogrammed number if the phone is knocked off the hook for more than 30 seconds. An ideal service for elderly, handicapped, or disabled citizens to signal for help without dialing a number. Star Telephone recommends Personal Ring and Caller ID on the called party's phone.

 

Call Screening

Everyone has experienced the annoyance of Robocalls and Telemarketers. TCM call screening gives customers the capability to screen calls before terminating them. With this program, customers can recognize and answer the people they want to talk too, while putting an end to nuisance callers.

Benefits and Features

  • Recognizes Friends and Family
  • Pre-select numbers to block
  • Route to Voice Mail
  • Select ‘Do Not Disturb’ times
  • Intercepts Robocalls before they reach the subscriber
  • Supports global blocking lists
  • Set Service so that only Calls on Blocking Lists are Challenged

Stops Intimidating of Local Exchange Numbers

This program is designed to protect you. It can stop scammers from identifying as a local number and calling you.


Customer Controlled Blocking

With TCM, the customer can dial a feature code after the call is completed and the number will be automatically added to the blocked caller list. In addition, this number will never be able to contact this phone again.


Do Not Disturb

The customer can define a time when incoming calls will be restricted. The discretion of this is 100% customer based. The customer can also create a PIN which allows specific callers to enter this code and complete calls during the time of no disturbance.


Have control of all outgoing calls with Originating Call Management! Only authorized users with the correct PIN can bypass your outgoing call rules.

This is an ideal service for people with roommates or tenants, house guests, or even teenagers.

Benefits and Features

  • You gain control over what numbers are called
  • There will never be any surprises over charged or dialed calls

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $2.50

To use Originating Call Management:

  1. Set up your account. Call us, and we'll help you create your first set of rules.
  2. Place your calls as usual. When a blocked number is dialed, just enter your PIN to continue. However, anyone who attemps a blocked call from your phone without a PIN will not be able to complete their call.

Manage your account. Use your phone to change your PIN, and activate or deactivate the feature.

You can also use our online management tools at www.stmcservices.net to change your rules.
Please contact us for a User ID and Password

Caller ID allows you to see the number of the party calling you, giving you the option of answering or not. To use Caller ID, you need a special display phone or a display add-on unit for your existing phone that will show the name and/or number.

This is ideal for security conscious individuals, business owners who would like to keep a call log, Voicemail users or any customer who does not want to be bothered by certain callers.

Benefits and Features

  • The Caller Identification information is displayed after the first ring
  • Displays all numbers except two-party and four-party service numbers or operated assisted calls
  • You can avoid certain calls without offending the caller
  • Increase your productivity by eliminating interruptions from unwanted callers

Standard Caller ID (number only)

Residential Price: $3.75
Business Price: $4.75

How to use:

  1. Wait for the phone to complete the first ring. The calling telephone name and/or number will appear on the display screen.
  2. If you choose to answer the call, the number will remain on the screen until you or the caller hangs up. Most Caller ID units store calling numbers for future reference.
    *If the letter "P" or Private, Anonymous or Blocked appears on your screen, the caller may have blocked the display of his or her name and/or number. You can choose whether to answer the call.
    *If "out of area" or "unavailable", or "unknown number" appears, the caller is using incompatible equipment or calling from an area in which the information is not available.
    *The caller's name will appear as the name associated with the calling number in the telephone company records. Not all phone companies from which calls originate will display name.

Cname allows you to see the name and number of the person calling before you answer the phone. When you receive a call, the number and the name of the party calling you is shown on your Caller ID display screen.

Benefits and Features

Associate a name with the supplied number when available Takes the guesswork out of answering calls when you are not familiar with the number alone

Residential Price: $5.75
Business Price: $6.75

How to use:

  1. Like Caller ID, when you receive a call, wait until your telephone completes the first ringing signal.
  2. The telephone number and name of the party calling will automatically appear on your display screen if available.
  3. If you choose to answer the call, the number and name will remain on the screen until you or the caller hangs up.

Notes:

  • Subscription to Cname requires the lease or purchase of a display telephone or an add-on two-line display unit.
  • If the letter “P” or “Private” appears on your screen, the caller may have blocked the display of their number before placing their call. You can choose whether or not to answer the call.
  • If “unknown name,” “unknown number” or “out of area” appears, the caller is in an area that does not support Caller ID services.

Call Waiting-Caller ID makes deciding whether to switch over to a second call easy by combining two great features into one. See the number of the second caller without having to switch over.

Residential Price: $1.00
Business Price: $1.50

How to use:

  1. Like Call Waiting, when you are on a call you will receive a special tone indicating a second call is waiting. Instead of switching over with the "switch hook" to identify the caller, you simply look at your Caller ID device where the telephone number (and name if you subscribe to Cname) will appear.
  2. If you choose to answer the call, as with Call Waiting, simply switch over by pressing and quickly releasing the "switch hook". This will leave the first call on hold until you return.

Notes:

  • You must subscribe to Call Waiting, Caller ID (Cname), AND Call Waiting-Caller ID.
  • You must lease or purchase a telephone or adjunct display device that is Call Waiting-Caller ID compatible.
  • If the letter "P" or "Private" appears on your screen, the caller may have blocked the display of their number before placing their call.
  • If the "unknown name", "unknown number" or "out of area" appears, the caller is in an area that does not support Caller ID services.

Personal Ring allows you to have a second phone number on a single phone line. When called, this second number has its own unique ring. Personal Ring is great for teenagers, roommates, or businesses. Create an individual identity with Personal Ring! You will know who the phone call is before before answering or looking.

This calling feature is a wonderful addition to homes that have on-call employees, roommates who want a separate line, or parents who are tired of answering the phone for their kids.

Benefits and Features

  • Works in any home that has straight line or multiple ringers
  • Provides some of the same benefits of a second line at a lower monthly cost
  • You will know who the call is for by how it rings
  • Great if you're tired of playing the 'Who's it for' game
  • Great for fax users who will know when to turn on their fax machine

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $3.00

Create a list of up to 30 numbers with one distinctive ring. The distinctive ring tells you it's one of the special callers from your list. Distinctive Ring even works with Caller ID and Call Waiting!

Great for anyone that wants more control over knowing who's calling. Also ideal for business owners that may have VIP customers they want to set apart from other callers.

Benefits and Features

  • Add up to 30 numbers to be used on the Distinctive Ring list
  • Works with all telephones that are equipped with straight line or mult-frequency ringers
  • Provides wider control over who you want to answer calls from without knowing who is calling

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $3.00

How to use:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *61. (On a rotary phone, dial 1161.)
  3. Listen for an announcement telling you whether the feature is correctly on or off. The recorded voice will then tell you how many (if any) numbers are currently stored in your list.
  4. Follow the voice instructions and dial 3 to turn the feature ON or OFF.

To add the last caller to your list:

  1. Press #01#. (On a rotary phone, dial 1201.)

To hear the phone numbers on your list:

  1. Dial 1.
  2. After the list is read, voice instructions will follow.

To add a number to your list:

  1. Press #. (On a rotary phone, dial 12.)
  2. Follow the voice instructions you will hear. You can store up to 30 numbers in your VIP list.

To remove a number from your list:

  1. Press *. (On a rotary phone, dial 11.)
  2. Follow the voice instructions to remove any or all of those numbers.

To hear the instructions again:

  1. Dial 0.

Decide which calls you will take! You can program the phone to accept only those calls from a special list of people. When your service is activated, your phone will accept only calls from those in your Selective Call Acceptance list. All others will hear an announcement that you are not accepting calls at this time.

This is beneficial to people who sleep during non-traditional hours, but still want to receive important calls. It's also a great way to keep family time, quiet time by only receiving calls from important phone numbers in the event of an emergency.

Benefits and Features

  • Works on all telephones
  • You can program up to 30 telephone numbers and change at your convenience
  • Works great for those that want extra control over received phone calls

Residential Price: $2.75
Business Price: $3.25

To "turn on" the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *64. (On a rotary phone, dial 1164.)
  3. Listen for an announcement telling you whether the feature is currently ON or OFF. The recorded voice will tell you how many (if any) numbers are currently stored in your acceptance list.
  4. Follow the voice instructions and dial 3 to turn the feature ON or OFF.

To add the last caller to your acceptance list:

  1. Press #01#. (On a rotary phone, dial 1201.)

To hear the phone numbers on your list:

  1. Dial 1.
  2. After the list is read, voice instructions will follow.

To remove a number from your list:

  1. Press *. (On a rotary phone, dial 11.)
  2. Follow the voice instructions to remove any or all of those numbers.

To hear the instructions again:

  1. Dial 0.

Don't let unwanted calls disturb you. You can program the phone to reject calls from any number you place in the rejection list. When your service is activated, any callers in the rejection list will hear an announcement that you are not accepting calls at this time. All others will ring through as usual.

Great for when you receive harassing or unwanted telephone calls. Especially helpful when you want your privacy such as those who have non-published and directory unlisted numbers.

Benefits and Features

  • Works on all rotary or touch tone phones, with no special equipment Store up to 30 numbers on your Call Rejection list and change as often as you'd like Turn your Call Rejection on or off at your convenience Gives you the control you want with telephone calls received and eliminates the hassling calls without taking your phone off the hook or screening

Residential Price: $2.75
Business Price: $3.25

To "turn on" the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *60. (On a rotary phone, dial 1160.)
  3. Listen for an announcement telling you whether the feature is currently ON or OFF. The recorded voice will tell you how many (if any) numbers are currently stored in your rejection list.
  4. Follow the voice instructions and dial 3 to turn the feature ON or OFF.

To add the last caller to your rejection list:

  1. Press #01#. (On a rotary phone, dial 1201.)

To hear the phone numbers on your list:

 

  1. 1. Dial 1.
  2. After the list is read, voice instructions will follow.

To remove a number from your list:

  1. 1. Press *. (On a rotary phone, dial 11.)
  2. Follow the voice instructions to remove any or all of those numbers.

To hear the instructions again:

  1. 1. Dial 0.

Block your number from being displayed to others. By dialing a code before you place a call, you can prevent your number from appearing on the Caller ID display of the person receiving the call.

Residential Price: $Free
Business Price: $Free

How to use:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *67. (On a rotary phone, dial 1167.)
  3. Dial the number you are calling as usual.
  4. The person you have called will not be able to see your number displayed on their telephone display screen. Instead, a "P" or "Private" will be displayed.
    *If you have requested Per-Line Blocking from your phone company, you do not need to dial a code to block your number each time.
    *To override Per-Line Blocking on an individual call, dial *82 before placing the call.

Refuse calls from those who have blocked their numbers. When you have activated this service, any callers who have blocked their number from your Caller ID display will hear an announcement that you do not accept anonymous calls and they should remove blocking and call back. All other calls will ring through as usual.

Residential Price: $2.50
Business Price: $3.00

To "turn on" the service:

  1. Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  2. Press *77. (On a rotary phone, dial 1177.)
  3. Listen for a confirmation tone or announcement. Hang up.

To "turn off" the service:

  1. Press *87. (On a rotary phone, dial 1187.)
  2. Listen for a confirmation tone or announcement. Hang up.
    *You will not be notified when or how many calls have been rejected
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