Telephone

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Since 1951, Hamilton County Telephone Co-op has been striving to offer the highest quality of telecommunications and technology services to its customers. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, the Co-op provides a full range of local and long distance telephone services, high-speed internet access, television services, voice mail and other calling features, and directory advertising.

Local Service

Towns and exchanges served:

  • Belle Prarie (648)
  • Belle Rive (756)
  • Blairsville (757)
  • Broughton (647)
  • Dahlgren (736)
  • Dale (773)
  • Macedonia (728)

To receive Local Telephone Service, just stop by our office in Dahlgren and fill out the paperwork.

  • Installation Fee: $40.00
  • Membership Fee: $100.00

*The Membership Fee is optional. Membership with the Co-op gives you voting privileges to help determine the direction of our Co-op and provides allocations for services rendered.

*Hamilton County Telephone Co-op reserves the right to perform a credit check for all services prior to installation. A deposit may be applicable based on credit check.

Residential Single-Line
$34.23/mo
Local Service: $29.05
County 911 Charge: $1.50
Hearing Impaired*: $0.02
Access Recovery Charge*: N/A
IL Universal Service Charge: $.55
Federal Tax: $.87
Illinois State Tax: $2.03
IL Pub Utility: $ .03
Tele Infra Structure: $.15
State Universal Service Charge: $ .78
 
 
 
Business Single-Line
$37.83/mo
Local Service – Business: $29.05
County 911 Charge: $1.50
Hearing Impaired*: $0.02
Access Recovery Charge*: $3.00
Recovery Charge*: $0.77
IL Universal Service Charge: $.60
Federal Tax: $.87
Illinois State Tax: $2.03
IL Pub Utility: $ .03
Tele Infra Structure: $.15
State Universal Service Charge: $ .78
 
 
Business Multi-Line
$41.86/mo
Local Service – Business: $10.10
Interstate Toll Access Charge: $9.20
Intrastate Toll Access Charge: $12.45
County 911 Charge: $1.50
Hearing Impaired*: $0.02
Access Recovery Charge*: $3.00
Recovery Charge*: $3.14
IL Universal Service Charge: $.43
Federal Tax: $.95
Illinois State Tax: $1.58
IL Pub Utility: $ .03
Tele Infra Structure: $.13
IUSF Surcharge: $ .61
Business Multi-Line w/Hunt Group
Local Service – Business: $13.54
Interstate Toll Access Charge: $9.20
Intrastate Toll Access Charge: $12.45
County 911 Charge: $1.50
Hearing Impaired*: $0.02
Access Recovery Charge*: $3.00
Recovery Charge*: $2.45
IL Universal Service Charge: $.43
Federal Tax: $.95
Illinois State Tax: $1.58
IL Pub Utility: $ .03
Tele Infra Structure: $.13
IUSF Surcharge: $ .70

 

*Multi-line Business Customers with a Hunt Group are subjected to an additional fee.

*Most of these charges are fluctuated by the government on either a quarterly or annual basis and may be slightly different based on customer’s location and services. Additionally, the Federal Tax, Illinois State Tax, IL Public Utility Fee, a Telecom Infrastructure Fee, and State Universal Service Charge fluctuate regularly as well.

Long Distance Service

Hamilton County Long Distance (HCLD) is a subsidiary of Hamilton County Telephone Co-op. HCLD was formed to provide a much-needed service to the members of the Co-op.

Current Rates:

  • IntraLata = $ 0.14/minute
  • InterLata = $ 0.14/minute

HCLD does not charge any additional fees just for using our long distance service.

LINK***Hamilton County Long-Distance Terms & Conditions

Toll-Free Numbers

Have a loved one away from home? Consider a toll-free number, less expensive than a collect call and easier to use.

As a member, you sign up for toll-free number for your personal use. The only cost associated with this service is the per-minute charge, which is currently $0.14/minute.

Enhanced Calling Features

  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • Caller ID w/name
  • Caller ID w/name on Call Waiting
  • Call Return
  • Call Screening
  • Toll Control
  • Voice Mail
  • Repeat Dialing
  • 8# Speed Dial
  • 3-Way Calling
  • 30# Speed Dial
  • Call Trace
  • Priority Ringing

*Instructions on how to use these call features can be found in the front of your Hamilton County Telephone Co-op Annual Directory.

Hamilton County-Wide Directory

Each Fall Hamilton Co Telephone Co-op provides a telephone directory to each member of its co-op. This directory features residences and businesses in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in entering your business listing or ad in our directory, please call 618-736-2211.