Telephone Services

We provide phone service in west-central Minnesota to the areas of Barrett, Cyrus, Donnelly, Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Kensington, Lowry, Norcross, Tintah and Wendell.

Runestone offers the following local exchange telecommunications services to all consumers throughout its service area:

  • Voice grade access to the public switched network;
  • Local exchange service including an amount of local usage free of per minute charges under a flat rated local service package;
  • Dual tone multi-frequency signal;
  • Single party service;
  • Access to emergency service;
  • Access to operator services;
  • Access to interexchange service;
  • Access to directory assistance; and
  • Toll blocking without charge to qualified low income customers.


Subsidized discounts are available to customers meeting certain low income criteria.
Information concerning these plans is available at Runestone Telecom Association at 320-986-2013.

Basic, local exchange business and residential monthly service rates, excluding EAS rates, are as follows:

Monthly Local Service Rates

Community
Barrett
Cyrus
Donnelly
Elbow Lake
Hoffman
Kensington
Lowry
Norcross
Tintah
Wendell
Business Rates
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
$18.50
Residential Rates
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00
$18.00