Landline Telephone
Thinking about cutting the cord, think again.

"A balanced choice is often the best one – a combination of landline and wireless phone use may be the right choice for you." ~ Federal Communications Commission



Benefits

For reliability and clear calls, nothing beats plain old telephone service

POTS, the loving acronym for “plain old telephone service,” is the single oldest continuously operating network in existence. It predates even the earliest vestiges of the internet by three-quarters of a century. It’s so ubiquitous and so reliable that the notion of eliminating it is quite literally banned by law — it’s written into Section 214 of Title 47, the portion of the US Code established largely by the Communications Act of 1934: “No carrier shall discontinue, reduce, or impair service to a community, or part of a community, unless and until there shall first have been obtained from the Commission a certificate that neither the present nor future public convenience and necessity will be adversely affected thereby… .”

Cellular and smart phones have become a necessity for most of us. But if you have an emergency and you cannot communicate, would others be able to locate and know how to use your smart phone quickly, especially a young child? With a landline, young children and guests in your home know where to find the phone in case of an emergency, and help is a simple 911 phone call away. Your smart phone is worth keeping, and your CC Communications landline is a smart connection to keep.

Thinking about cutting the cord and using cellular? There are a lot of good reasons to have home phone service from CC Communications:

  1. 911 emergency location
  2. no dropped calls
  3. no dead cell phone batteries
  4. multiple extensions throughout the house
  5. unlimited local calling
  6. convenient calling features
  7. superior call quality, with no static or digital clipping
  8. home phone service is:
    • affordable
    • reliable
    • secure.
     

The more services from CC Communications you use, the more you save.

Residential Telephone Service is $18.00 per month, plus federal, state and local mandated fees and taxes. See rates here.

CC Communications may have disability related services and/or products, or information, to assist customers in accessing communications services where certain disabilities inhibits such access. Call 775-423-7171 or visit our customer service office at 1750 W. Williams Ave, Fallon, NV 89406

Calling Plans

The more services from CC Communications you use, the more you save.

Basic charges do not include federal, state and local taxes or mandated charges.

Telephone Service Rates

Service Description Monthly Local Charges
Residential Phone Line
$18.00
Business Single Line $22.50
Business Multi-Line $25.50 

Agreements are available for business lines which reduce the monthly charge depending upon the number of lines and the term of the contract.

Add optional calling features for the functionality you need.

Universal Service Fund

For 80 years, the Congress of the United States has recognized consistently it is much more difficult and expensive to bring telephone service to rural communities and small towns than it is to connect urban centers such as Reno, Carson City and Las Vegas. A national policy known as “universal service” has enabled CC Communications to offer service in accordance with federal law that says all Americans should have access to “comparable telephone service at reasonable affordable rates” no matter where they live.

CC Communications charges $16.00 per month for residential telephone service. The local rate our customers pay provides about 20 percent of the revenue required for us to operate. If subscribers, minus any State or Federal cost recovery, had to bear the total cost of providing local telephone service across the rugged desert terrain of CC Communications’ 5,023 square mile service area, the local service rate would be $79.38 per month. For this reason alone, the State and Federal Cost Recovery Mechanisms are vital to CC Communications, as well as other rural telcos, in order to maintain affordable local rates and support investment in vital communications infrastructure.

The recovery mechanisms are tied to your local telephone line. To provide High-Speed Internet or Digital Television service to you without a telephone line by federal tariff would add $70.96 to $92.39 to the monthly rate for Internet service (based on bandwidth) and $70.96 to the rate for Digital TV service – rates much higher than the cost of a local telephone line.

Long Distance Plans

CC Communications offers convenient Long Distance plans to fit everyone’s long distance calling needs.

We’ve eliminated time of day, day of week and in-state vs. out-of-state calling restrictions to give you simple, straightforward Long Distance plans. We offer “per-minute” Long Distance Plans; we’ve combined Residential Telephone Service with Long Distance Service in three affordable packages; and we even offer packages that include Telephone, Long Distance, High-Speed Internet, Television and Cellular Services!

So, whether you choose one of the per minute plans listed below or one of the Packaged Services listed below, we’ve got a plan for you! We also offer inbound Toll Free Numbers, Calling Cards and Pre-paid Cards, everything to fit your particular long distance calling needs.

Per Minute Long Distance Plans

Plan Monthly Fee Minutes Included Per Minute Charge
Simple Plus $1.95 0 $0.09
Simple Select $3.95 45 $0.07
Simple Preferred $5.95 90 $0.05

Block/Unlimited Minutes Long Distance Plans

Call Northern Nevada
Unlimited within the 775 area code
$15.95
Complete Calling 250
250 prepaid minutes within the continental United States
$7.50
Anytime Anywhere Calling
Unlimited within the continental United States
$23.00

Additional Services

  • Toll Free Numbers Not just for businesses, toll-free numbers are a low-cost way for out-of-town loved ones to call you. A family toll free number is ideal for college kids. When people call your toll-free number, there is no charge to them. Toll-free numbers work for calls from anywhere in the continental U.S. They’re billed at the same rate as your outbound long distance plan. A toll free number can be added to any long distance calling plan with no additional fees.

Check out CC Communications International Calling Rates.

Calling Features | Optional Line Features

You’re in control and that’s a great feeling!

Imagine that you could prioritize certain callers over all others, forward those calls to your cell phone and have your voice mail answer all other calls while you are out. Talk about efficiency! With Optional Line Features from CC Communications, you’re no longer at the mercy of your telephone. You’re in control and that’s a great feeling!

 

Service Description Dial Access Code Residential Business
Call Waiting with Cancel NA $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Three-Way Calling NA $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Call Forwarding *72 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Preferred Call Forwarding (10 Numbers) *63 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Speed Call 30 Number List NA $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Select-a-ring Number NA $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Anonymous Private Call Rejection *77 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Call Acceptance (10 number accept) *64 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Call Screening (10 number block) *60 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Repeat Dialing (last number 30 minutes) *66 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Priority Ringing (10 number list) *61 $ 2.50 $ 3.50
Caller ID NA $ 4.75 $ 4.75
Voice Mail NA $ 7.95 $ 7.95

Use Instructions

CALL WAITING WITH CANCEL

While on the phone, a beep-beep tone alerts you to another call. Press and release the switch hook to answer the call. Press and release the switch hook again to return to your original call. To cancel: before making a call, lift receiver and dial *70; after confirmation beeps, dial number as normal. During a call, depress and release the switch hook, then dial *70 (3-way calling is required).

THREE-WAY CALLING

After receiving or placing a call, depress and release the switch hook. After receiving second dial tone, dial the third party’s number. After answer, depress and release the switch hook again to link the three calls.

CALL FORWARDING *72

To turn on, lift receiver and dial *72. At the dial tone, enter the number you want your calls forwarded to. Listen for 3 beeps (confirmation tone), then hang up. To turn off, dial *73, listen for 3 beeps, then hang up.

PREFERRED CALL FORWARDING

Press *63 and follow the recorded instructions.

SPEED CALLING 30

To set up: *75 then enter the two-digit code you pick (20-49) and then the telephone number. To use: Dial assigned code number, then press the # button.

SELECT-A-RING

This service is activated by CC Communications.

ANONYMOUS PRIVATE CALL REJECTION

Dial *77 (1177 for rotary). Listen for the recorded message. To cancel, dial *87 (1187 for rotary) and listen for the recorded message.

CALL ACCEPTANCE

Press *64. Listen to the instructions that will guide you through the steps to turn on and make changes to your list.

CALL SCREENING

To turn on or off, press *60 and follow the recorded instructions.

REPEAT DIALING

Press *66. When the line is free you will be alerted with a special ring and when you pick up the receiver you call will be made automatically . You may continue to make and receive calls while this feature is activated. To cancel press *86.

PRIORITY RINGING

Press *61 and listen for the recorded instructions to program your telephone numbers.

Lifeline Service

Per CC Communications Tariff 14, Lifeline Assistance (SLC Discount) is: A co-sponsored federal and local telephone assistance program designed to aid qualifying low-income households on an annual certification basis by providing an ongoing monthly discount on the Federal Subscriber Line Charge and Local Residence Exchange Service.

You may qualify for Lifeline telephone service either because you participate in one of the following programs or because your income is within the income eligibility mandated guidelines (see the Lifeline Application for eligibility guidelines). NOTE: You may receive Social Security and Medicare benefits, but to qualify for Lifeline, you must receive benefits from one of the following programs or your income must fall within the guidelines.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • National School Lunch (NSL) free lunch program
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing/Section 8
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

If you live on a tribal land/reservation (as defined in Title 47 — Code of Federal Regulations, Section 54.400(e)), you may qualify for Lifeline if you participate in one of the above programs or one of the following:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • Head Start (must meet income-qualifying standard)

Currently, Lifeline telephone service is discounted a total of $12.75 for standard Lifeline customers and $20.50 for Tribal Lifeline customers.

When applying for Lifeline service, please complete and submit the Lifeline Household Worksheet and the Lifeline Application.

 

International Calling

Use CC Communications to call your favorite places all over the world. You can call 52 different countries for less than 26 cents per minute, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Search your country below for current with and without plan rates. Rates shown are cost per minute.

Click the dropdown and select your country.