Southern Illinois Phone Service

Voice, Long Distance & Calling Features

Voice coverage you can depend on

Whether you want to keep in touch with loved ones or connect with customers, Shawnee’s telephone service provides the call quality and reliability that your home or business demands.

Residential and business phone lines are $28.50 plus taxes and fees.

Long Distance

Trust your long-distance service with us.

Basic Rates

Intrastate – 1+ and inbound Toll Free: 12.75¢ per minute
Interstate – 1+ and inbound Toll Free: 12.75¢ per minute

Real Savings*

10% off when your bill is


20% off when your bill is


30% off when your bill is more than $60

*Only available with the Basic Rate Package

Smart Calling

» 7.9 c per minute
» Anytime, Nationwide Calling
» $2 per month

Bucket of Minutes

» 500 calling minutes
» Anytime, Nationwide Calling for $19.95 per month
Additional minutes are 11.95¢ each

*Long Distance prices are in addition to cost of the landline service.

Shawnee Calling Feature Packages

Best Value

Individual Calling Features

Click on each calling feature to see a description

Revert Calling: Free

If you have multiple customer premise extensions on your phone line this feature will let you call other extensions or transfer a call between them. How to use

  • Pick up an extension and dial your own phone number.
  • When you hear the busy tone, hang up. All the extensions will start ringing. Do not answer but wait for the other extension to pick up.
  • When the other extension picks up, the extensions will stop ringing.
  • Pick up your extension and you will be connected to the other party. If no one answers on another extension, the extensions will stop ringing after a timeout period.
Calling Name Number Delivery Blocking: Free

If the subscriber number is configured to be delivered to the called party, the subscriber can override this configuration on a call-by-call basis by dialing a code before dialing the number.

Three-Way Calling: $2.95

Allows subscriber to talk to two people in different locations at the same time.

Call Transfer (requires Three-Way Calling): $2.95

Allows subscriber to transfer a call to another number.

Call Forwarding: $2.95

Forwards incoming calls to a different number.

Call Forward, Busy No Answer: $3.95

This service forwards calls when your phone line is busy on when you do not answer.

Speed Calling: $2.95

Enables subscriber to call frequently used numbers by dialing a one digit short code.

Toll Control with PIN #: $2.95

Toll Control with PIN # allows you to prevent long-distance (toll-incurring) calls to be made from your line by requiring a personal identification number.

Line Hunting: $2.95

Allows subscriber to specify a list of numbers for calls to be forwarded to. If the subscriber’s line is busy when a call comes in, these numbers are called in sequence until one is not busy and can accept the call.

Reminder Call/Automatic Wake Up Service: $2.95

Allows subscriber to schedule reminder calls, either once or at regular intervals (for example daily or weekly).

Warm Line: $2.95

Provides a pre-configured number that is called if no numbers are dialed during a configurable time limit (for example, fifteen seconds) after the phone goes off hook.

Teen Line — Personal Ringing: $2.95

Allows up to 4 directory numbers to be assigned to a single subscriber access line. Distinctive ringing cadences are played on incoming calls depending on the called directory number. Each Teen Line number can optionally have separate settings for Call Forwarding etc.

Automatic Recall: $4.95

Allows subscriber to return the most recent incoming call.

Automatic Callback: $4.95

Automatically redials the last outgoing call made by a subscriber.

Call Waiting & Cancel Call Waiting: $2.95

Be notified of incoming calls; Shawnee will provide you a code to cancel the service if desired. Informs the subscriber on a busy line that there is another incoming call.

Calling Name Number Delivery: $7.95

Displays the name and number of the incoming caller before the subscriber answers the call.

Selective Call Rejection: $2.95

Rejects calls from specified numbers.

Selective Call Acceptance: $2.95

Accepts calls from specified numbers when Do Not Disturb is enabled.

Selective Call Forwarding: $2.95

Forwards incoming calls from numbers selected by the subscriber.

Distinctive Call Ringing: $2.95

Enables subscriber to have a distinctive ring tone for incoming calls from selected numbers. Also includes distinctive tones on Call Waiting for numbers selected for Priority Call.

Caller Originated Trace: $4.95

Traces an offending incoming call immediately after it is received. The subscriber invokes the service by dialing a code, and the Service Provider traces the call and passes the originating number to the law enforcement agency handling the complaint. A subpoena is required for this feature to be activated.

Anonymous Caller Rejection: $2.95

Automatically rejects all calls from callers who have withheld their number.

Calling Identity Delivery on Call Waiting: $2.95

Informs the subscriber on a busy line that there is another incoming call, and displays the number and/or name of the new caller.

Number Referral: $2.95

Provides an audio message to callers that informs them the dialed number is no longer in service.

Sim Ring: $3.95

Allows subscribers to specify a list of numbers which are rung (in addition to their own number) whenever the line is called. Any of the numbers that are rung can answer the call. Long Distance charges may apply.

Find Me Follow Me: $3.95

Allows subscribers to specify a list of numbers which are rung whenever the line is called, and an order for those numbers. Each number is rung in order (and several numbers can be rung simultaneously) until one of them answers the call or the list is exhausted. Long Distance charges may apply.

Voicemail: $5.95

Voice mail is a service which permits incoming dialed calls (both intra and inter exchange) to be answered by an electronic voice answering system if the call is not otherwise answered of the line is busy. Messages are stored in a private “mailbox” and can retrieved from any touch-tone phone at any location.