Phone Service

For more than 65 years, Wilkes Communications has served the residents of Wilkes County and surrounding areas. Being that Wilkes Communications is a local home telephone pioneer, we know a lot about delivering you the best service with the personal touch that our community as learned to expect. We have come a long way from traditional home telephone service and offer a variety of service options to keep you connected. Digital phone systems, unlimited local and long-distance calls as well as Caller ID are all features that we are proud to offer you.

Get reliable phone service for the times when you need it the most. Have access to 911 service and even stay connected when experiencing a power outage. You will even have the ability to keep your home safe with a security system monitored over your land line. Keep in mind, you will always have a way to call your cell phone when you misplace it.

Home Phone Service

Local Service

22.80

Basic FlatRate/min

$0.12

150 Minutes

$9.75

250 Minutes

$15.00

350 Minutes

$19.95

500 Minutes

$27.50

Unlimited LD

$29.50

Anonymous Call Rejection – $2.00

Rejects all callers who block their names and numbers from displaying on your Caller ID devices. Rejected callers will hear a message that you do not accept anonymous calls.

Call Forward – $2.00

Forwards all incoming calls to another number you program into your phone and can change at any time.

Call Return – $2.00

Returns a call to the last number that tried to reach you.

Call Screening – $2.00

Prevents callers with whom you do not wish to speak from ringing your line. Calls from phone numbers you select and program into your phone are redirected to a message that you are not receiving calls at this time.

Call Waiting – $2.00

Alerts you to incoming calls while you are on the phone. Puts the first call on hold while you answer the second.

Caller ID – $4.50

Displays the number and name of a caller before you answer your phone. This feature requires a Caller ID display unit or a Caller ID display phone.

Caller ID on Call Waiting – $1.25

Adds Call Waiting to Caller ID by displaying the number and name of a caller while you are on the phone. This feature also requires Call Waiting service and a display unit or phone.

Priority Ringing – $2.00

Enables you to create a list of phone numbers that will ring with a distinctive pattern when calling your line (and sound a unique alert tone if you also have Call Waiting). All other calls will ring normally.

Three-Way Calling – $2.00

Connects you with two other lines at the same time for a three-way call. Works with local calls, long distance calls or a combination of both.

Voice Mail – $4.00

An easy-to-use voice answering service that records messages from callers when you are unavailable or on the phone. You can check messages from anywhere.

How to use calling features

Check out our money saving bundle option

Unlimited Local & LD

$30.00

10 Free calling features included.

Bundle our Unlimited Local & LD plan with any other services to save….

the more you bundle the more you save!

 

More Services & Information

Wilkes Communications will provide telephone service from our remote serving office to the point of entry at your premises.  Wilkes Communications is responsible for all related repair issues in that connection. Inside wiring and/or jacks are the responsibility of the customer.

WireGuard – $5.00

WireGuard is a protection plan, which is offered with all Internet services, for $5.00 per month. This plan includes repair and replacement of faulty inside wiring and/or modular jacks due to normal wear and tear,  and all service charges associated with a Wilkes Communications’ technician coming to your home or business to diagnose issues found within the standard inside wiring and/or modular jack. WireGuard does not cover a service call charge in the event your trouble is found to be in your telephone equipment.

*Certain restrictions apply.  A maintenance service agreement may be required with wireless networking.

*Calls terminating on mobile phones or other wireless devices will have an additional Mobile Termination charge of $1.27 per minute.

Location

Rate

AFGHANISTAN55¢
ALBANIA99¢
ALGERIA48¢
AMERICAN SAMOA47¢
ANDORRA41¢
ANGOLA$1.43
ANGUILLA52¢
ANTARCTICA CASEY$1.60
ANTARCTICA CASEY AND SCOTT$1.60
ANTARCTICA SCOTT$1.60
ANTIGUA45¢
ARGENTINA22¢
ARMENIA77¢
ARUBA39¢
ASCENSION ISLAND$1.09
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA14¢
AZERBAIJAN63¢
BAHAMAS23¢
BAHRAIN60¢
BANGLADESH68¢
BARBADOS45¢
BELARUS40¢
BELGIUM11¢
BELIZE44¢
BENIN65¢
BERMUDA18¢
BHUTAN$1.79
BOLIVIA40¢
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA0.35
BOTSWANA79¢
BRAZIL17¢
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS40¢
BRUNEI81¢
BULGARIA30¢
BURKINA FASO$1.03
BURUNDI$1.35
CAMBODIA$2.27
CAMEROON49¢
CANADA
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS77¢
CAYMAN ISLANDS25¢
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC$1.46
CHAD REPUBLIC$2.41
CHILE15¢
CHINA10¢
CHRISTMAS ISLAND53¢
COCOS ISLAND53¢
COLOMBIA31¢
COMOROS ISLAND$2.21
CONGO78¢
COOK ISLANDS$1.60
COSTA RICA22¢
CROATIA37¢
CUBA$1.50
CYPRUS50¢
CZECH REPUBLIC17¢
DENMARK10¢
DIEGO GARCIA$3.40
DJIBOUTI92¢
DOMINICA41¢
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC17¢
EAST TIMOR92¢
ECUADOR37¢
EGYPT35¢
EL SALVADOR30¢
EQUATORIAL GUINEA$2.11
ERITREA$1.16
ESTONIA63¢
ETHIOPIA$1.01
FALKLAND ISLANDS$1.16
FAROE ISLANDS83¢
FIJI ISLANDS97¢
FINLAND10¢
FRANCE
FRENCH ANTILLES60¢
FRENCH GUIANA61¢
FRENCH POLYNESIA$1.16
GABON REPUBLIC$1.01
GAMBIA59¢
GEORGIA78¢
GERMANY
GHANA44¢
GIBRALTAR$1.00
GREECE18¢
GREENLAND90¢
GRENADA44¢
GUADELOUPE56¢
GUANTANAMO BAY$1.40
GUATEMALA43¢
GUINEA77¢
GUINEA BISSAU$1.80
GUYANA$1.14
HAITI48¢
HONDURAS45¢
HONG KONG11¢
HUNGARY20¢
ICELAND43¢
INDIA33¢
INDONESIA29¢
INMARSAT$8.58
INMARSAT ATLANTIC$10.00
INMARSAT PACIFIC$10.00
INMARSAT SNAC$10.00
IRAN58¢
IRAQ74¢
IRELAND09¢
ISRAEL18¢
ITALY08¢
IVORY COAST65¢
JAMAICA54¢
JAPAN08¢
JORDAN57¢
KAZAKHSTAN30¢
KENYA66¢
KIRIBATI$1.19
KUWAIT42¢
KYRGYZSTAN40¢
LAOS$2.38
LATVIA34¢
LEBANON50¢
LESOTHO79¢
LIBERIA54¢
LIBYA92¢
LIECHTENSTEIN12¢
LITHUANIA31¢
LUXEMBOURG12¢
MACAO72¢
MACEDONIA54¢
MADAGASCAR$2.13
MALAWI45¢
MALAYSIA13¢
MALDIVES$1.40
MALI REPUBLIC$1.01
MALTA67¢
MARSHALL ISLANDS69¢
MAURITANIA95¢
MAURITIUS$1.20
MAYOTTE ISLAND97¢
MCP NETWORK$10.00
MEXICO06¢
MICRONESIA90¢
MOLDOVA43¢
MONACO17¢
MONGOLIA$1.65
MONTSERRAT73¢
MOROCCO75¢
MOZAMBIQUE$1.23
MYANMAR$2.12
NAMIBIA75¢
NAURU$1.77
NEPAL$1.25
NETHERLANDS08¢
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES37¢
NEW CALEDONIA$1.40
NEW ZEALAND13¢
NICARAGUA42¢
NIGER88¢
NIGERIA80¢
NIUE ISLAND$2.37
NORFOLK ISLAND$1.62
NORTH KOREA$3.29
NORWAY.11¢
OMAN$1.02
PAKISTAN52¢
PALAU$1.50
PALESTINE41¢
PANAMA33¢
PAPUA NEW GUINEA$1.12
PARAGUAY39¢
PERU35¢
PHILIPPINES21¢
POLAND16¢
PORTUGAL13¢
QATAR90¢
REUNION ISLAND97¢
ROMANIA40¢
RUSSIA30¢
RWANDA$1.14
SAN MARINO85¢
SAO TOME$1.92
SAUDI ARABIA40¢
SENEGAL68¢
SERBIA (FORMER YUGOSLAVIA)58¢
SEYCHELLES ISLAND$1.46
SIERRA LEONE68¢
SINGAPORE12¢
SLOVAKIA25¢
SLOVENIA51¢
SOLOMON ISLAND$1.66
SOMALIA$2.10
SOUTH AFRICA40¢
SOUTH KOREA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA96¢
ST HELENA$2.03
ST KITTS AND NEVIS47¢
ST LUCIA40¢
ST PIERRE AND MEQUELON53¢
ST VINCENT AND GRENADINES53¢
SUDAN88¢
SURINAME$1.20
SWAZILAND71¢
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
SYRIA84¢
TAIWAN10¢
TAJIKISTAN49¢
TANZANIA52¢
THAILAND29¢
THURAYA/IRIDIUM$1.06
TOGO$1.12
TONGA$1.51
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO42¢
TUNISIA56¢
TURKEY34¢
TURKMENISTAN55¢
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS52¢
TUVALU$1.80
UGANDA49¢
UKRAINE44¢
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES50¢
UNITED KINGDOM
URUGUAY40¢
UZBEKISTAN33¢
VANUATU$2.32
VENEZUELA34¢
VIETNAM$1.36
WALLIS AND FUTUNA$2.33
WEST SAMOA97¢
YEMEN93¢
ZAIRE83¢
ZAMBIA76¢
ZIMBABWE49¢

For information on how to make international calls click here.

The Lifeline Program reduces the monthly bill for Local Telephone Service and Broadband Service for low income customers.

Who Qualifies?

Current recipients of Medicaid, Food & Nutrition Services (Food Stamps), Federal Public Housing or Section 8 Assistance (FPHS), Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension, a Tribal Program, or if the household income is at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines you may qualify for the program. There can only be one Lifeline Discount per household. Having multiple discounts could result in the loss of one or all discounts.

How to Apply for this Program?

You can download the Lifeline Discount application or stop by the office and see a Sales and Service Representative. Complete the application in its entirety and return the form to the office. Be sure to have proof of eligibility available for a Representative to verify. The discount will be added to service effective the first day of the following month.

Read more about the Lifeline Program here. 


*International calls are not included in any long distance plan.
*Overages on limited minutes plans are calculated at $.08/minute

*The Lifeline program is supported by federal and state universal service support mechanisms.