Local Telephone Service

Egyptian keeps you connected with all your residential and business phone service needs. Get the dependable phone service you need with 911 accuracy.  Plus unlimited local calling and no contracts. Our reliable local service is available in the following communities.

  • Baldwin – 785 exchange
  • Blair – 774 exchange
  • Glenn – 763 exchange
  • Oakdale – 329 exchange
  • Rice – 336 exchange
  • St. Libory – 768 exchange
  • Venedy – 824 exchange

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Basic services are offered at the following rates:

Service Monthly Service Charge
Single Party Residence Service $22.34
Single Party Business Service $20.39
Federal Subscriber Line Charge-Single Line $6.50
Directory Assistance 40¢/65¢
Touch Tone Service Touch-tone service is provided as part of local service rate
Toll Blocking   Available at no charge for low income customers that qualify
Emergency 911 Services Surcharges for 911 services are assessed according to government assessments

Access to operator services and interexchange services available

Low-income individuals eligible for Lifeline and Link-Up telephone assistance programs may be eligible for discounts from these basic local service charges through state specified telephone assistance plans.

Basic services are offered to all consumers in the Egyptian service territories at the rates, terms and conditions specified in the Company’s price lists.  If you have any questions regarding the Company’s services, please call Egyptian at 618-774-1000 or visit the business office at 1010 W. Broadway, Steeleville, IL for further information regarding the services.


Lifeline and Link Up Assistance

Lifeline and Link Up are government programs that make telephone service more affordable for eligible, low-income households.

What is Lifeline?
Lifeline is a federal program that provides a monthly discount of $5.25 for telephone service or a monthly discount of $9.25 for broadband Internet service to eligible households. To qualify for the broadband Internet service discount, a package with speeds of 25/3 or greater must be selected. Exceptions may apply, please contact us for details. If the eligible consumer voluntarily elects toll-blocking while initiating Lifeline service, a deposit is not required.  
What is Link Up?
Link Up is a state program that helps pay the installation charge for telephone service.

To be eligible for the program, you, your dependent, or your household must participate in one of the following programs:

  • Medicaid or Medical Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • The Veteran's Pension or Survivor's Pension Benefit

Customers may also qualify for Lifeline if their total household income does not exceed 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Are there restrictions?
The Lifeline and Link Up programs are limited to one benefit per household.  Lifeline is non-transferable.  Subscribers willfully making false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the program.
How can I apply for the Lifeline and/or Link Up Programs?
To enroll in Lifeline, please contact your local business office.

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Automatic Call Back
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Selective Call Acceptance
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Three-Way Calling
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Capital Credits

Capital credits represent the value of doing business with Egyptian.  Patronage consists of using services provided by Egyptian Telephone Cooperative and its many services such as long distance service and Internet access.  Capital credit refunds are calculated based on the total amount of patronage each member uses with Egyptian.

By using Egyptian’s family of services such as local telephone service, long distance service, calling features, and Internet, you are earning equity in Egyptian.  Your continual support of these services is a great asset to your Cooperative.


Egyptian keeps you connected with all your residential and business phone service needs.



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