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Free Calling

On July 2nd, 1998, toll-free calling between West Liberty and Atalissa began. The service was a free upgrade to West Liberty customers. GTE refused to extend the local calling option to West Branch, citing lack of toll traffic.

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Voice Mail

July 15, 1997, Liberty Communications offered Voice Mail to customers. This long awaited option provided a great convenience to customers spending a lot of time on their computers, or to those who experienced power outages, lightning storms and missed many calls as a result.

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Name Change

In January of 1997, we changed our name to Liberty Communications. After more than seven decades of doing business as West Liberty Telephone Company, the name change was made to reflect the different communication services offered. No longer limited to just offering local service to customers, the company provided paging…

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Free Calling

On June 24, 1996, toll-free calling between West Liberty and West Branch began. This enhancement to local service was made possible by the increased capacity of our backbone fiber optic link between the two communities. No increase in local rates accompanied this service improvement, which had been one of the…

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Free Calling

On August 1, 1995, toll-free dialing between West Branch and Iowa City began. This service was approved by the West Branch customers with a mail-in vote held in January.

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Dial Up Internet

West Liberty Telephone was one of the first Iowa telephone companies to offer dial-up Internet service. The service began in December 1993. For $30.00 a month customers received 250 hours of full Internet access.

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