Basic Rates
  Installation & Service Charges

    Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Comany offers both basic and enhanced services at reasonable rates within its service territory. Basic services are offered at the following rates:

Single party, voice grade resedential service, including local usage.................................................$9.75 per month
Single party, voice grade business service, including local usage.....................................................$13.25 per month
Federal Subscriber Line Charge - Single Line........................................................................................$6.50 per month
Directory Assistance.....................................................................................................................................$ .65 per month

Touch Tone Service is provided as part of the local service rate.
Customers have access to toll carriers of their choice, at rates established by those carriers.
Toll Blocking is available at no charge for low income customers that qualify.
Emergency 911 Services. Surcharge for 911 services are assessed at governmental rates.    

To Install or Change Your Access Line
$3.00 Service Order
$7.00 Central Office

Inside Wire Maintenance Plan
$2.50 Per Month

If Required:
Travel Charge
$10.00
Labor Rate (Minimum 1/2 hr.)
$30/hr

  Custom Calling Features Available With Basic Service
  Other Available Features

Call Waiting

If you have an incoming call while you are already on the line, you will hear a “beep.” To answer that call, press the hookswitch. This puts the first call on hold and you can talk to the incoming call. If you wish to speak to the first call, press the hookswitch again. To disconnect either call, hang up. Your phone will ring and you will be reconnected to the call you put on hold.

Call Forwarding

To forward your calls to another phone, pick up the receiver and listen for a dial tone. On a touch-tone phone dial 7-2-# (on a rotary dial phone dial 7-2 and wait 4 seconds). Listen for the dial tone again then dial the number where you want your calls to be forwarded. If someone answers at the forwarding number the feature is working. If no one answers, hang up and repeat the steps above within 2 minutes and you will hear 2 beeps. This will mean the call forwarding is working.
To cancel call forwarding, pick up the handset and listen for dial tone, Dial 7-3-# (on a rotary phone dial 7-3 and wait 4 seconds). You will hear 2 beeps. You have cancelled the call forwarding and will receive calls on your phone.

Three Way Calling

To add the third person to your call, press the hookswitch for one second. That puts the person you were talking to on hold., When you hear the dial tone, dial the person you want to enter your conversation. When you reach this party, press the hookswitch for one second and the three way call is complete. If you cannot complete the call to the thrid person, press the hookswitch twice and you will be able to talk with the party you put on hold. To disconnect the third party, press the hookswitch for one second or if either of the people hang up you can continue talking with the remaining person. To cancel the call completely - hang up the phone.

Speed Calling 8

To enter your 8 speed calling numbers, pick up the receiver and listen for a dial tone. Dial 7-4-# (on rotary dial phones, dial 7-4 and wait 4 seconds). Listen for a dial tone again. Dial a speed code (2 through 9) then dial the number you want to speed dial. (Remember: on long distance entries you must include the 1 and the area code.) Press the # button (on rotary phones skip this step and wait 4 seconds). Listen for 2 beeps. That means that the number you entered and the receiver may be hung up.
You are ready to enter the other numbers on your list by using the next speed dial code. Keep a list of your speed dialing codes. When you wish to call one of the numbers, just pick up your receiver, get the dial tone, and dial the one-digit speed code (2 through 9). Press # button (on rotary phone, skip this and wait 4 seconds). Your call will be automatically dialed.

Calling Name & Number Delivery (Caller ID)

Call Number Delivery Blocking

Automatic Recall

Selective Call Forwarding

Anonymous Call Rejection

Warm Line/Hot Line

Automatic Callback

Selective Call Acceptance

Selective Call Rejection

Distinctive Ringing

Customer Originated Trace