1. Someone tells you they tried to call you but the call didn’t get
through or the call rang on their end but your phone did not ring.
2. A call came through but the quality was poor.
3. A call came through but the caller ID was incorrect.
Golden West Telecommunications strives to provide excellent service at all times.
However, people who live in rural areas. All around the country are reporting that
calls to them are not getting through, or they are receiving calls with poor quality.
Please be assured, this issue is not within our network. The problem starts with
the long distance carrier used by the customer who placed the call.
The problem can only be resolved by the carrier used by the customer who makes the call.
This nationwide epidemic is negatively affecting local businesses, public safety, and our relationship with our customers.
Rural carriers have complained to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state agencies. The FCC has created
a task force to investigate and address the issue and rural telco advocates are encouraging swift and severe action against
all of the providers at the center of the problem.Visit the FCC blog for more information:
We are hopeful that the large nationwide providers involved in these issues or the FCC will act to address these problems.
• Ask for the name of the long-distance carrier used by the person trying to reach you.
• Call Golden West and give them details. Include the name of the carrier used by the caller
so that we can contact the carrier on your behalf to try and resolve the issue.
• Go to www.fcc.gov/complaints to file an informal wired telephone service complaint with the
FCC against the carrier used by the person trying to call you (not Golden West),
and encourage the caller to do the same.