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Telephone

Telephone Services

Control Features

Phone Control Features

Control Feature

Residential

Business

Total Restriction

$1.50

$3.00

Total Restriction  w/ Override

$1.50

$3.00

900# Block

No Charge

No Charge

Anonymous Call Rejection (*77)

This feature allows a customer to reject incoming calls where the caller is blocking their identity by using Per Call Blocking.

$1.50

$3.00

Selective Call Acceptance (*64)

This feature allows the customer to choose which calls will be accepted by a pre-approved number list.

$1.50

$3.00

Selective Call Rejection (*60)

This feature allows the customer to choose which calls will be rejected by a pre-approved number list.

$1.50

$3.00

Selective Call Forwarding (*63)

This feature allows the customer to have incoming calls from a limited number of calling parties forwarded to a pre-specified remote station.

$1.50

$3.00

Automatic Recall (*69)

Automatically call back the last number that called you.

$1.50

$3.00

Automatic Callback (*66)

Redial the last number you called.

$1.50

$3.00

Per Call Blocking (*67)

This feature allows the calling party to block their name and number from displaying to a Caller ID subscriber.

No Charge

No Charge

Distinctive Ring/Teen Number

Distinctive ringing allows you to have a second phone number with a single phone line. When called, this second phone number has its own unique ring.

$1.50

$3.00

Customer Originated Trace (*57)

Provides the recipient of an obscene, harassing, or threatening call the ability to request an auto-trace of the last call received. This information will then be sent to the authorities.

$1.50 per trace

$3.00 per trace

Voicemail

Voice mail will answer your calls if you are not able to. The caller is greeted with your personal voice and is instructed to leave a message.

$3.00

$6.00

Convenience Features

Convenience Feature

Residential

Business

Call Waiting

$1.50

$1.50

Cancel Call Waiting (*70)

$1.50

$3.00

Call Forwarding

$1.50

$1.50

Call Forward Busy

$1.50

$3.00

Call Forward No Answer

$1.50

$3.00

Call Forward Remote Access

$1.50

$3.00

Call Transfer

$1.50

$3.00

Speed Dial

Short List (8 Numbers)

$1.50

$3.00

Speed Dial

Long List (30 Numbers)

$1.50

$3.00

Warm Line

Automatically dials an emergency number if the phone is not dialed within 30 seconds.

$1.50

$3.00

Caller ID (Name & Number)

This feature allows the called customer’s caller id box to display the calling party’s directory name and number.

$3.00

$6.00

Call Waiting Caller ID

Call Waiting Caller ID allows the customer to see the name and number of someone calling while they are already on their line with a call in progress.

$3.50

$7.00

Business Solutions and Benefits

Business Solutions

If you have a business, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority can assist you with plugging in to the information super highway with phone service, internet and networking services, heating for your infrastructure, and much more. Simply contact us and we will work one on one with you to develop a technology and business solution that fits your needs.

Business Benefits

Additionally, your firm can receive many benefits by doing business with the C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority and with our other organizations such as Lakota Technologies, Inc.

Governmental

U.S. Government contracts set-asides for small and disadvantaged business as defined by the Small Business Administration.

U.S. Government contract set-asides for Labor Surplus Area (LSA). We are located in a LSA as defined by the Department of Labor.

We can help your firm obtain the Department of Defense five (%) percent minority contracting goal under P.L. 99-661. We are a 100 percent Native American owned company.

Your firm can receive a five (5) percent bonus on all Department of Defense subcontracts awarded to the company under the Defense Authorization Act of 1987.

Preference in contract awards from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service. We are certified as a "Buy Indian" firm under the Buy Indian Act 25 U.S.C. 47.

Finance

Financial opportunities (Grants, Loan Guarantees, etc.) are available through various agencies, the State of South Dakota, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and other public and private entities.

Labor

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota has lists of capable people in many different areas who are ready to work.

Tribal Lifeline and Linkup Program

You may be eligible for discounted telephone service.

Qualifying customers who reside within the boundaries of the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation. This program can decrease your local monthly telephone service by as much as $25.25 per month.

On January 01, 1998, the basic Lifeline and Linkup program was implemented. This program was designed to assist low-income consumers with the cost of basic telephone service. On October 01, 2001, the Enhanced Lifeline and Link-up rules were implemented. This "enhanced" program applies to low income consumers living on tribal lands.

Eligibility Requirements:

This low income federal telephone assistance program is available to eligible subscribers that are participating in at least one of the following public assistance programs:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) general assistance program
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps)
  • Head Start (meeting income qualifying standards)
  • Household Income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance
  • Medicaid (e.g., Title XIX Medical State Supplemental Assistance)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program

2017 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in family/household

Poverty guideline

1

$16,281

2

$21,924

3

$27,567

4

$33,210

For families/households with more than 4 persons, add $5,616 for each additional person.

How to Apply:

For an application and/or more information please call:

1-888-587-7035

If you are eligible, you will be mailed a Lifeline/Link-Up Application from Solix, Inc.