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Nationwide long-distance bundles from your home phone. Crystal clear long-distance calls anytime nationwide from the comfort of your home. No need to worry about your battery running out or searching for a good signal. Choose the plan that fits you best!

Bloomfield $ 22.50 $26.50
Drakesville $ 22.50 $26.50
Floris $ 22.50 $26.50
Mark $ 22.50 $26.50
Pulaski $ 22.50 $26.50
*Customers in the Floris Exchange have extended area service (EAS) to Eldon, Iowa
Click here view the available Call Features that can be added to your service package.

Citizens Long Distance

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Citizens Long Distance (CLD) is fully owned by YOU, our member. When you choose CLD to be your long-distance carrier, you are doing business with yourself. See if CLD is right for you. Simply look at your long-distance bill and add the minutes talked.

Are you using 100 minutes or more each month?

  • If the minutes total 100 or more, consider the 12 cent plan
  • Multiply the minutes by .12 and add the $3.95 monthly charge to see your total bill

Are you using less than 100 minutes?

  • If the minutes total are less than 100, consider the Easy Route
  • Multiply the total minutes by .16


Easy route 12 Cent plan
$.16 per Minute $.12 per Minute
  • No Monthly Fees
  • Anytime, Anywhere in the U.S.
  • $3.95 per month
  • Anytime, Anywhere in the U.S.

citizens long-distance basic rates

If you do not want to commit to the CMTEL Easy Route or our CMTEL 12 Cent Plan, then our basic rates are:

Basic Rates In Iowa Out of Iowa
Daytime 8am – 5pm   Mon-Fri $.18 $.16
Evenings, Weekends & Holidays $.14 $.12


Low-Income Iowans-  May Qualify for Telephone/Broadband Assistance

Low-income telephone/broadband assistance is available to qualifying low-income Iowans as part of a federal support program.  This program, “Lifeline Assistance” is available through Citizens Mutual.

“Lifeline Assistance” is a plan that assists qualified low-income Iowans by providing a monthly credit on their telephone/broadband bill.

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The telephone/broadband assistance plan is available to qualified Iowans.  Citizens Mutual wants to let low-income customers know about this program and encourage those eligible customers to apply.


Iowans whose income is at or below 135 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may be eligible for telephone/broadband assistance.  Additionally, Iowans who participate in one or more of the following programs may be eligible for telephone/broadband assistance.

– Medicaid


– Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

– Federal Public Housing Assistance

– Veterans Pension & Survivors Pension Benefits

In addition, you must not currently be receiving Lifeline Assistance, and no other person in your household can be subscribed to the Lifeline Program with any other provider.

Applicants should submit an application to Citizens Mutual.  Application forms can be obtained from the business office.  This application is also available on the Iowa Utilities Board website at www.state.ia.us/iub .

The Iowa Utilities Board points out that this low-income telephone/broadband assistance plan is important for Iowans and benefits the public by ensuring affordable access to telephone/broadband services for everyone.

Eligible Iowans are encouraged to submit their application and direct questions to Citizens Mutual, 641-664-2074




CMTEL uses International Services, rates, terms and conditions from Iowa Network Services. questions regarding these services may be directed to 641-664-2074.

View the International Service Rates here.