For reliability and clear calls, nothing beats plain old telephone service
POTS, the loving acronym for “plain old telephone service,” is the single oldest continuously operating network in existence. It predates even the earliest vestiges of the internet by three-quarters of a century. It’s so ubiquitous and so reliable that the notion of eliminating it is quite literally banned by law — it’s written into Section 214 of Title 47, the portion of the US Code established largely by the Communications Act of 1934: “No carrier shall discontinue, reduce, or impair service to a community, or part of a community, unless and until there shall first have been obtained from the Commission a certificate that neither the present nor future public convenience and necessity will be adversely affected thereby… .”
Cellular and smart phones have become a necessity for most of us. But if you have an emergency and you cannot communicate, would others be able to locate and know how to use your smart phone quickly, especially a young child? With a landline, young children and guests in your home know where to find the phone in case of an emergency, and help is a simple 911 phone call away. Your smart phone is worth keeping, and your Fort Mojave Telecommunications landline is a smart connection to keep.
Thinking about cutting the cord and using cellular? There are a lot of good reasons to have home phone service from Fort Mojave Telecommunications:
- 911 emergency location
- no dropped calls
- no dead cell phone batteries
- multiple extensions throughout the house
- unlimited local calling
- convenient calling features
- superior call quality, with no static or digital clipping
- home phone service is:
Residential Telephone Service is $18.00 per month, plus federal, state and local mandated fees and taxes.
Universal Service Fund
For 80 years, the Congress of the United States has recognized consistently it is much more difficult and expensive to bring telephone service to rural communities and small towns than it is to connect urban centers such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Bullhead City. A national policy known as “universal service” has enabled Fort Mojave Telecommunications to offer service in accordance with federal law that says all Americans should have access to “comparable telephone service at reasonable affordable rates” no matter where they live.
FMTI charges $18.00 per month for residential telephone service. The local rate our customers pay provides about eight (8)percent of the revenue required for us to operate. If subscribers, minus any State or Federal cost recovery, had to bear the total cost of providing local telephone service across the rugged desert terrain of FMTI's service area, the local service rate would be nearly $225.00 per month. For this reason alone, State and Federal Cost Recovery Mechanisms are vital to Fort Mojave Telecommunications, as well as other rural telcos, in order to maintain affordable local rates and support investment in vital communications infrastructure.
The recovery mechanisms are tied to your local telephone line. To provide High-Speed Internet service to you without a telephone line, by federal tariff, would result in charges much, much higher than FMTI's charge for the telephone and Internet services bundle.
Long-distance Telephone Service
FMTI also offers long-distance calling services to its suite of voice services and products. FMTI serves the Tri-State area, including Mesquite Creek, Arizona Village, Spirit Mountain and California Village exchanges.
As a local resident or business, you are a substantial contributor to our community's success. You know the power and vitality that involved community members bring to the local economy, as well as the level of personalized service you receive from our local businesses.
Fort Mojave Telecommunications is local. The service we’re providing and the rates we’re offering are the same ones we’re receiving in our own homes. You will receive personal customer service and local answers ... from a neighbor, not an automated machine.
By signing up for long-distance service with Fort Mojave, you get simplified billing. Instead of separate bills for your local- and long-distance services, you get one consolidated bill from FMTI.
FMTI offers a broad range of long-distance calling plans, rates and services designed to save you money. Just choose the plan that’s best for you and start saving today!