Centrex is a generic term for central office based telephone services. WaTech Centrex service includes free calling within the local exchange area, access to the state’s long distance network, and access to the local operator and emergency services. WaTech Centrex offerings include an abbreviated dialing plan (3, 4, or 5 digits) that can be used to dial between any two phones that are in Centrex. Access to a voice messaging system is available at reduced rates.
WaTech has established contracts for Centrex services with CenturyLink and Frontier. These contracts meet the State requirements for competition and are available for use by customers eligible for WaTech services.
Features and Benefits:
- Call forward
- Caller ID
- Three-Way Calling
- Call Transfer
- Speed Dial
- Audible and/or visual message waiting indicator
- Call Hold
- The Frontier Centrex offering also includes domestic long distance (50 states), and voice mail in the monthly line rate at no additional charge.
Fees for Service:
|Olympia area||$24 per line per month|
|Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Clarkston, and Longview||$28 per line per month|
|Bremerton, Centralia, Chehalis, Colfax, Colville, Omak, Puyallup, Tacoma (Greenfield), and Yakima||$30.50 per line per month|
|Auburn, Bellevue, Bellingham, Federal Way, Kent, Pasco, Renton, Seattle (Cherry), Shelton, and Vancouver||$32.50 per line per month|
|Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, and Walla Walla||$33 per line per month|
|Ephrata and Moses Lake||$36 per line per month|
|Frontier serving areas||
$23 per line per month. Rate changes to $27.50 effective September 1, 2015.
Voice mail rate and features:
|Features||Integra Voice Mail on CenturyLink Centrex -
Premium class of service
|Frontier voicemail -
Enhanced Voice Mail
|Cost per box per month||$6.00||Included in line rate at no additional charge|
|Maximum greeting length||3 minutes||2 minutes|
|Maximum message length||5 minutes||5 minutes|
|Message limit||100 messages||50 messages|
|Message retention||60 days||30 days|
|Email receipt and notification of voicemail||Included||No|
|Maximum number of distribution lists||10||5|
|Number of destinations per distribution list||25||24|
How to Order:
In an effort to improve our accuracy in providing and billing WaTech telephone services, we have launched a new online Centrex Services order form and standardized the ordering process. Two critical pieces of information are your WaTech Customer ID/Agency ID number and account ID. If you are not familiar with these two numbers, please check with the authorized purchasing representative within your agency, the telecommunication coordinator within your agency, or contact the WaTech Service Desk - (360) 753-2454 or 888-241-7597.