Your residence telephone service is installed with the understanding that it will be used for domestic and social purposes. Usage is intended for the customer's household.
All local telephone calls are billed on a per minute basis. Calls are charged according to time of day and length of conversation. In the event that a minute is split between two rate periods, the rate in effect at the start of that minute applies. The base rate for service depends upon how far away you are from the central office.
The minimum residential base rate is $12.70 plus usage charges, regulatory surcharges and applicable taxes. Usage charges are 2.2¢ per minute during peak periods and 0.5¢ per minute during non-peak periods.