Frequently Asked Questions about our Phone Service
Everybody's Phone Company (EPC) is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. We provide pre-paid local phone services for our customers in Texas. We market our services to those individuals who cannot access service from their local providers due to credit issues and/or lack of banking identification and to individuals who would like a more flexible alternative to their current local carrier.
Yes, absolutely. It doesn't matter if you have been disconnected by another telecom provider, have outstanding unpaid bills, have bad or non-existent credit, cannot afford a large security deposit, have no steady job or permanent address ID or Social Security number - We can still connect you with telephone service.
No, our local service is pre-paid. You will not have to worry about credit checks, security deposits, payment records with other providers, ID, bank accounts or even previous job records.
All that is needed is your name and address.
Yes, if your Internet dial- up is through a local provider, you can use our service.
This is usually your immediate local calling area. It is probably the same area that you had with your previous phone company. EPC service is only available in Texas.
Yes, we do not provide any of the telephone equipment required for service.
Yes, you can. An extra activation will be needed for the line. Your residence must be wired for two lines.
We do not provide telephones or telephone jacks. These products and their installation services are available from outside contractors and electricians.
No, we do not provide any line maintenance or hardware support.
We provide pre-paid local telephone services. We will also notify you when your pre-paid services are about to expire. This will give you time to reapply for the next month's service.
Basic local residential service allows customers to make and receive unlimited local calls, initiate collect, toll free and 911 calls, receive non-collect long distance calls and initiate outgoing long distance calls using simple phone cards.
You may purchase additional services including: Unpublished Number, Call Waiting, Caller ID and Call Forwarding. The application form outlines the rates for these services.
We are pleased to offer a referral program that will reward you with a $5 credit on your next bill when you tell someone about our services and they sign up with us.
Once your initial payment has been received it will take anywhere from 2 to 3 business days for your service to be activated. We have no control over this time as we are using the local phone providers' telephone lines. However, the usual connection time is less than five days.
You should call us to receive your activation date and telephone number. Typically, this information is available within 1-2 business days after placing your order for new telephone service.
We have a Customer Service Department who will provide all of your customer service needs. If you have any problems with your service, just call us and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to assist you.
Our call center is available to serve you daily from Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Customer service is available 24 hours a day.
It is possible to initiate collect long distance calls where the second party will be accepting the charges. Also non-collect outgoing long distance calls can be initiated using simple phone cards available at many retailers. We do not currently provide a billable long distance calling service although one is in the planning stages.
Yes, you can receive long distance calls if you have EPC phone service, as the cost of incoming long distance calls is paid for by the caller.
You may make collect calls, but you cannot receive them.
Yes, this is possible for a fee is $20. EPC service is only available in Texas.
Yes, it will be unless you purchase an unpublished number
You can purchase an unpublished number as a call feature option which may be discontinued later if you change your mind and would like to have a published number.
The cost of service is affected by the service package you choose. For specific service information, we encourage you to read our application. You may also contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
The only additional charges will be for added service options such as Unpublished Number, Call waiting, Caller ID and Call forwarding or Address transfer.
We will send you a bill fourteen days before your due date.
Your first payment is due when you sign up for our service. For example, if your service is connected on the 7th of the month, your monthly payments are due on the 5th of the following month.
Your service will expire and disconnection will occur if payment is not made after our friendly reminder notice has been given. To avoid this you must pay your next month's bill by its due date. If you are disconnected you will have to purchase new service to have your telephone reconnected. We cannot guarantee that you will have the same phone number as previously assigned although we will try our best to facilitate it.