CUSTOMER INFO GUIDE
Long-Distance Rates Use area codes when making calls to locations outside of your local calling area. Refer Rates for long-distance calls are based on the length of the call and on the time of day to the map below and listings on page 8 to locate the area codes you need. If the city when the call is placed. Charges start at the rates that are in effect at the time your call you want is not listed, contact your long-distance provider. is connected. The rates will change if the call continues into a new time period. For specific rate information, please call your local telephone service provider. To make a long-distance call without operator assistance, dial "1" + (area code) + number. You can save money by dialing your calls direct without involving the Long-Distance Service Providers operator. Charges for long-distance calls are set by your long-distance provider. In addition to area codes, all states are divided into one or more geographic regions Contact your provider for information about rates and discounts. called LATAs (Local Access and Transport Areas). A toll call from one point to another For operator assistance, dial "0" + (area code) + number. When the operator answers, within a LATA is called an intraLATA or local toll call. A toll call to a point outside a explain the type of call (listed below) you want to make. Charges for operator-assisted LATA is called an interLATA or long-distance toll call. calls begin once the operator connects you to the person you are calling and leaves the "Equal Access" now allows you to choose any telecommunications company for each conversation. These charges are in addition to the direct-dialed rate for the call. You of these types of calls:1) Local Toll Calls (within a LATA), 2) Long-Distance Calls can ask the operator to tell you the time and charges for the call. (between LATAs). You may or may not decide to choose the same company for both. Station-to-Station: Call station-to-station if you want to talk to anyone who is Once you have notified your local telecommunications company of your choice, all of likely to answer the phone at the number you're calling. your toll calls will be handled automatically by the company you chose whenever you dial "1" + area code + number to make the call. Person-to-Person: Calling person-to-person is an efficient use of your long- distance dollars. It ensures that you will only be charged for the call if the particular For more information, please see pages 1-2 for a list of contact numbers. person or specific extension you are calling is available. Consumer Tip: Make sure you know what you are paying for Local Toll and Long- Collect: Collect calls are especially convenient if you are calling from a pay phone Distance calls as they may have different rates. Many long-distance discount rates are and you don't have the required change or a calling card. The operator will ask the being advertised (e.g.; 5 cents a minute). Before you switch all of your long-distance person you are calling to accept charges for the call. calls, be sure to ask if these rates also apply to your Local Toll calls. For these calls, you may be better off on the plan you are currently on. Third-Number Billing: What if you are in someone else's home or office and need to make a long-distance call but want the charges to appear on your own telephone bill? You can request third-number billing from the operator. Third-number billing is also useful if you are calling from a pay phone and do not want to call collect. However, when you request third-number billing from any phone, someone must answer the third number and approve the call before it can be completed. LATA Map Area Code Map The map below shows LATA boundaries for the state of South Carolina. Calls made Your area code is 864. Dial the area code on all long-distance calls, even when it within one of these boundaries are billed at your Local Toll rates. Calls that cross is the same as your own. The map below shows the area code boundaries for the over your local LATA boundary are billed at Long-Distance rates. state of South Carolina.
SOUTH CAROLINA LATA MAP SOUTH CAROLINA AREA CODE MAP
TO CHARLOTTE, NC CALLING ZONE
TO AUGUSTA, GA CALLING ZONE BOWMAN CHARLESTON
TO SAVANNAH, GA CALLING ZONE