Georgia/Federal Do Not Call Registry
Georgia residential consumers who want to reduce the number of unwanted telemarketing calls from telephone solicitors trying to get you to purchase, rent or invest in property, goods or services (except as provided for in the exemptions) are encouraged to register with the free Federal Do Not Call Registry. The Registry covers both intrastate and interstate telemarketing calls.
Consumers are placed on the Georgia Do Not Call List free of charge simply by registering their phone numbers with the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Your phone number will remain on the Registry for five years. You must re-enter your phone number on the Registry at the end of five years and you may remove your telephone number from the Registry at any time.
You may register your phone number with the Federal Registry online at www.donotcall.gov or by telephone by calling toll-free, 1-888-382-1222, TTY 1-866-290-4236 from the telephone number you wish to register. Inclusion of your telephone number on the Federal Registry will be effective three months following your registration. You may also register your wireless phone number on the Registry.
While being on the Do Not Call Registry may significantly reduce the number of unwanted solicitations you receive, it will not prevent calls from businesses with which you have an established relationship. An established relationship exists if you have purchased, leased or rented goods or services from the business within 18 months preceding the call, or if you have submitted an application or made an inquiry to the business within the three months preceding the call; calls for which you have given prior written consent; calls by recognized charitable, religious or tax-exempt non-profit organizations; and calls by political pollsters or candidates for public office.
Federal law requires telemarketers to synchronize their call lists with the phone numbers that are on the Registry every three months. If you receive telemarketing calls after you have registered your telephone number and it has been in the Registry for three months, you can file a complaint at www.donotcall.gov or by calling 1-888-382-1222. You will have to know the business’s name or phone number to file a “Do Not Call” complaint.
The Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs is responsible for enforcing the Georgia Do Not Call law, not the Georgia Public Service Commission or your local telephone company. Before calling the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, please try to identify the telephone solicitor by obtaining either the name of the business or the phone number from which the call was made.
Equal access enables you to choose the long distance company best suited to your calling needs. Through whichever company you choose, you simply dial “1+ ” and the called party’s area code and telephone number to complete the call. You do not always have to use the services of your preferred ‘1+’ long distance carrier. You can also use the services of other long distance carriers by dialing 1+ 0+ 1+ 0+ the three digit code of the long distance carrier you wish to use. Then dial 1+ the area code + the phone number for a direct dialed call or 0+ the area code + the phone number for a credit card, collect or billed to a third number call. The call will be carried by the long distance company chosen by you.
If you change your service in a way that will affect billing, such as a number change or address change, you must also notify your long distance carrier if you are being billed directly by that carrier.
Truth In Billing
The Federal Communications Commission requires all telephone companies to maintain common-sense billing principles to ensure that consumers are provided with basic information they need to make informed choices among telecommunications services and providers. First, consumer telephone bills must be clearly organized, clearly identify the service provider, and highlight any new providers. Second, bills must contain full and non-misleading descriptions of charges that appear therein. Third, bills must contain clear and conspicuous disclosure of any information the consumer may need to make inquiries about, or contest charges, on the bill. These requirements are intended to protect consumers against inaccurate and unfair billing practices. More specifically, the principles adopted herein will enhance consumers’ ability to detect cramming and slamming. For more information on Truth in Billing, please visit www.fcc.gov.
Georgia Relay (TDD/TTY)
Did you know that many Georgians who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities can now enjoy the convenience of communicating with family, friends or business contacts by telephone? They can, thanks to the Georgia Relay. Here’s how the Georgia Relay works: A person who is deaf, hard of hearing, or may have a speech loss types his/her conversation using a text telephone (TDD/TTY). A specially trained Communications Assistant (CA) relays the message by reading the text message to the hearing person at the other end. The CA then relays the hearing person’s spoken words by typing them back to the TDD/TTY user.
Hearing callers who wish to reach people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled may simply dial 7-1-1 or dial 1-800-255-0135. Text telephone users may also dial 7-1-1 or dial 1-800-255-0056. There is no charge for dialing 7-1-1, and all options available to Georgia Relay users through existing 800 numbers are available to 7-1-1 users. If you are experiencing trouble dialing 7-1-1 to reach the Georgia Relay, please call your local telephone company or Georgia Relay Customer Service.
Relay service is also available over the Internet. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled can simply go to www.hamiltonrelay.com to connect to a CA.
All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and enable people to place relay calls between Georgia and other locations anywhere in the United States and internationally to English and Spanish speaking persons. By law, each conversation is handled with the strictest confidentiality. There is no charge to access Georgia Relay. To learn more about Georgia Relay, visit the website at www.GeorgiaRelay.org.
Please note that 7-1-1 is only to be used to reach the GeorgiaRelay. For EMERGENCIES you should continue to use 9-1-1. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency service TTY number directly, without using the relay. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that 9-1-1 centers have TTYs and be prepared to handle emergency calls placed in this manner.
PAC TV Privacy Notification
Statement of Nondiscrimination
In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy, Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc. is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). A copy of that notice is available here for download.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (202)720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
PAC Network Transparency Statement
A copy of this notice is available for download (PDF)
Pembroke Telephone Tariff
This tariff contains regulations and rates applicable for the furnishing of General Exchange Service offered by Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc. within the state of Georgia. This tariff is on file with the Georgia Public Service Commission and available for review upon request at the Pembroke Telephone offices at 185 E. Bacon Street, Pembroke, Georgia 31321.
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Cover Page and Index (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section A – DEFINITION OF TERMS (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section B – GENERAL REGULATIONS (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section C – BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section D – SERVICE CHARGES (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section E – CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section F – DIRECTORY LISTINGS (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section G – PAY TELEPHONE SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section H – TELEPHONE ANSWERING SERVICE FACILITIES (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section I – FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section J – KEY AND PUSH BUTTON TELEPHONE SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section K – PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section L – CENTREX SERVICES (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section M (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section Mc – AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section N – CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section O – DATA SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section P – MOBILE RADIO (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section Q – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section R – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section S – INTRASTATE ACCESS SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section T – PRIVATE LINE SERVICE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section U – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section V – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section W – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section X – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section Y – RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (PDF)
• Pembroke Telephone Tariff – Section Z – OBSOLETE SERVICE OFFERINGS (PDF)
Tariff for Wireline Broadband Internet Transport Service
This tariff contains regulations and rates applicable for the furnishing of Wireline Broadband Internet Transport Service. This tariff is on file with the Georgia Public Service Commission and available for review upon request at the Pembroke Telephone offices at 185 E. Bacon Street, Pembroke, Georgia 31321.
A copy of this policy is available for download (PDF)
PAC Long Distance
PAC Long Distance Services Agreement- Rates, Terms, Conditions (PDF)