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E-phone is a real landline phone.
Get the peace of mind knowing you have a backup in case of emergencies.

10 reasons to keep your landline phone.
1. The satellite TV providers will charge you an extra $6 a month if you can't plug in your satellite receiver to a landline phone jack. You will have problems ordering programming and many TV features won't work.

2. Local 911 services have the caller’s exact location when a caller calls from a landline due to your home phone’s direct connection with the 911 network. Emergency services may not find you on a cell phone.

3. Most home security systems rely on your home phone line to instantly alert security companies about threats to the home from burglary or fire.

4. Your landline phone service has its own power backup, so will keep working during extended power blackouts. (Make sure you also keep a simple phone in the home that doesn’t require batteries to operate in case of power outages.) A Voip phone won't work in a power outage, and your cell phone battery will go dead eventually.

5. Conversations are not dropped because of poor signal quality.

6. Your fiber optic line is the most reliable, secure and fastest way to deliver high-speed internet to your home. Save up to $32 a month when you bundle your phone and DSL or Fiber Optic Broadband service with Direct Communications.

7. Your home phone provides unlimited local calling and affordable long distance. No counting minutes or expensive penalties for going over your allotted time.

8. No surprises on your phone bill—you know what it will be each month so can mange your household budget more effectively.

9. A home phone is easy and cheap to buy and replace. Cell phones are very expensive, and the usual accompanying contracts extremely costly to you in the long run.

 

10. Direct Communications is your local company and is completely committed to our rural community. Your local phone dollars are all channeled directly back to building up and improving your Idaho communications infrastructure. Don’t send your phone dollars out the valley to be sucked up by wireless mega-corporations. Do they really care what happens to your town?

Call 208 548 2345
to request phone service today.

E-Phone
FREE EMERGENCY RESIDENTIAL LANDLINE PHONE SERVICE

FREE Home Phone service.
Pay only approximately $13.75 a month in associated taxes and fees.

What is e-phone?
Emergency landline phone service. This is a regular landline, but without the unlimited calling. We are introducing this new phone option as a way to lower your cost for broadband internet service (which is what people are really interested in today). If you sign up for e-phone, we can give you a discount on your DSL, because it’s now in a phone bundle. (Idaho PUC regulations require that you have an active DSL account to qualify for ephone service.)

What do I get with e-phone?
Unlimited 911 calling.
Unlimited calling to other community emergency numbers.
500 minutes incoming calling.
10 minutes local outgoing calling.
Unlimited calls to the phone office & tech support.
Directory assistance.
Operator Service.
Overage minutes are only 10c per minute. (Compare that to your cell phone.)
Ability to make long-distance calls. (At regular long-distance rates.)


What does e-phone cost?
The service is free. All you pay are the taxes and fees associated with regular phone service. These will be about $13.75.

What are the benefits of e-phone?
Get the fastest broadband service at a lower price because it’s in a bundle.
Peace of mind knowing you will have a phone that works in an emergency.
911 services will find your home.
A local home phone number to give out when you don’t want to list your mobile phone number.
A safety phone for your kids and babysitter to use from your home.
Incoming calling minutes to offset high usage on your cell phone plan.

What will my total phone bill look like?

E-phone service fee

$4.00

Federal SLC charge

$6.50

E-911 fee

$1.25

Federal USF charge

$1.00

State & federal sales tax

$1.00

TOTAL:

$13.75


*$30 set-up fee may apply if you are hooking up new landline service.
OTHER UNLIMITED FREE EMERGENCY NUMBERS INCLUDED WITH EPHONE
208-548-2345 ROCKLAND OFFICE
800-245-4329 TOLL FREE ROCKLAND OFFICE
208-548-2683 TECH SUPPORT
800-825-7137 TOLL FREE TECH SUPPORT
208-237-9729 POCATELLO SALES OFFICE
   
208-548-2221 ROCKLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT
   
208-335-2197 ARBON SCHOOL DISTRICT
208-335-2348 ARBON HIGHWAY DISTRICT
   
208-548-2668 POWER COUNTY HIGHWAY
800-432-7623 ROAD CONDITIONS / STATE WIDE
800-488-6150 IDAHO POWER EMERGENCY
800-632-2003 VA HOSPITAL
   
9-1-1 EMERGENCY
208-548-2678 POWER COUNTY EMS
208-226-2311 POWER COUNTY SHERIFF
208-226-5922 POWER COUNTY POLICE (non-emergency)
800-222-1222 POISON CENTER
   
800-244-1111 QWEST
800-288-2747 AT&T
800-342-1585 DIGLINE
   
7-1-1 IDAHO RELAY
800-377-3529 IDAHO RELAY
800-377-1363 IDAHO RELAY
888-791-3004 IDAHO RELAY
866-252-0684 IDAHO RELAY
800-368-6185 IDAHO RELAY
208-945-8035 PARIS COMMUNITY CENTER
208-945-2755 PARIS DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS
208-945-8025 PARIS SALES
208-945-GEEK PARIS GEEK SERVICES
   
208-945-2891 PARIS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
   
208-945-2121 FIRE AND POLICE
208-547-2561 CARIBOU DISPATCH
208-847-1324 IDAHO STATE POLICE
208-547-3213 SODA POLICE
208-945-6245 VoiceMail RETRIEVAL
208-548-6245 VoiceMail RETRIEVAL
208-335-6245 VoiceMail RETRIEVAL

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