Telephone Services

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Farmers provides high quality, reliable voice services such as dial-tone, long distance, voice mail, other calling features and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to Cortez, Dolores, Lewis, Pleasant View, Dove Creek, and other areas of Southwest Colorado.

Local Connectivity

Since 1920, Farmers has invested in a high quality telecommunications infrastructure and trained technicians dedicated to supporting their systems. Farmers provides local telephone services within our service areas, as regulated by the Colorado Public Utility Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, and governed by all other applicable laws and regulations. Basic phone service allows you to make and receive calls or send a fax.  There are various features that you may choose as options such as caller ID and call waiting.

Lifeline Program

Farmers Telephone Company, Inc.  participates in the Federal Lifeline Program.  If you would like to have more information, please see the Lifeline Website at or call 1-800-234-9473. Click here to view Lifeline rate information.

Long Distance Services

Farmers Telephone offers a long distance service marketed as Farmers Long Distance. The Dialing for Nickels Plan offers long distance rates to the customers calling from the 562 exchange at 5¢ per minute with a $2.00/month plan charge, no monthly minimums, and no add on fees.Customers who choose this long distance plan along with Farmers services enjoy the convenience of one consolidated bill each month.

Business Connectivity


Business customers may require a T-1 line that will provide increased security through dedicated communication links and sophisticated routers. Contact a service representative for more information.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Enjoy the convenience of using your computer as an economical phone system.  With VoIP technology you can use your broadband Internet connection instead of a regular analog phone line to make phone calls.  Unified Messaging allows you to receive your phone messages via email and vice versa.  Stay connected wherever you are! This technology is both economical and convenient. Click here for a complete description of how this service works.Contact a service representative for further details


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