Appalachian Advantage

A Monthly Device Payment Plan

The easy and affordable way to have the phone you want, right now!

All plans below are able to be used for both EKN and LRA devices

Step 1: Select your purchase option

Appalachian Advantage
Carry an device you want with a 6-month, 12-month, 18-month, 24-month, or 36-month payment plan. Eligible for upgrade once half of monthly device payments have been made.
Retail Purchase
Buy the device outright at retail price with no contracts needed.

Step 2: Select your devices

Basic Phones
$10 per month for each. Easy-to-use phones ideal for talking, texting, and internet browsing.
Smartphones
$20 per month for each. Phones that require active data service must choose this option.
Tablets
$10 per month for each. Enable cellular data on your tablet. Tablets have data service only.

Step 3: Select the amount of data to share with your devices

1GB
$20 per month
2GB
$25 per month
4GB
$30 per month
8GB
$45 per month
12GB
$60 per month
15GB
$80 per month
25GB
$120 per month

Unlimited Data

Going over your data is now a thing of the past. Experience all that our 4G LTE network has to offer anywhere you go without the worry.

Tablets add $10 per line and Mifi devices add $20 per line

1 line
$80 per month
2 line
$140 per month
3 line
$170 per month
4 line
$200 per month
5 line
$240 per month
6 line
$280 per month
7 line
$330 per month
8 line
$380 per month
9 line
$430 per month
10 line
$480 per month
30GB
$140 per month
45GB
$210 per month
60GB
$280 per month
75GB
$350 per month
90GB
$420 per month
120GB
$560 per month
150GB
$700 per month

$5 AUTO-PAY DISCOUNT!

Enjoy a $5 discount on your monthly bill by enrolling in both Auto-Pay and Paperless Billing. Visit a store or contact Customer Service today to enroll!

One $5.00 Auto-Pay Discount per account. Appalachian Advantage, Mix and Match, and Unlimited Data plans only.

Taxes, fees, and surcharges

General

Termination Fee - No more than $30 per month remaining on service agreement.

Regulatory Charge - Subject to sales tax - $.39 per line - A charge that is assessed by Appalachian Wireless associated with payment of government imposed fees and to recover the costs of compliance with government imposed regulatory requirements. It may include costs incurred in prior years that are not yet fully recovered. It's not a tax or a charge which is required by the government. This charge is subject to change from time to time as the cost of compliance changes.

Interconnect Charge - Subject to sales tax - $1.85 per line - A charge that is assessed by Appalachian Wireless associated with, but not limited to, charges Appalachian Wireless or its agents pay to interconnect with other carriers to deliver calls from Appalachian Wireless customers to their customers. It is not a tax or a charge which is required by the government. This charge is subject to change from time to time.

Federal Based

Federal USF Surcharge - Subject to sales tax - 2.84% - is created by the federal government. The FCC, as directed by Congress developed the Federal Universal Service Fund (USF) which provides funding for low income services, schools and libraries, and high cost rural service. All telecommunications providers are required to pay into the Federal USF and their contributions may be recovered from customers. This surcharge is subject to change based on the quarterly percentage of the interstate and international revenue (contribution factor) based on the ratio of total projected quarterly costs of the universal service support mechanism to contributors' total projected collected end-user interstate and international revenues, net of projected contributions.

Kentucky Based Taxes/Fees/Surcharges

Kentucky Sales Tax - 6% - Kentucky Department of Revenue has imposed a sales tax on the gross receipts derived from both retail sales of tangible personal property and sales of certain services to the final customer in Kentucky. The Kentucky Sales and Use tax is imposed at the rate of 6 percent of gross receipts or purchase price.

Kentucky CMRS Service Charge (E911) - $.70 per line - The Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board (CMRS Board) is charged with administrating the CMRS fund for the purpose of implementing wireless emergency Enhanced 911 service throughout Kentucky in accordance with State and Federal Legislation and Regulations.

Kentucky GRT Surcharge - Subject to sales tax - 1.30% - The Kentucky Gross Receipts Surcharge is passed onto customers by their Telecommunications Carriers based on the amount of Gross Receipts taxes that those carriers are required to pay to the State of Kentucky.

Kentucky Lifeline Surcharge - $0.07 per line - The Lifeline program assists eligible low-income consumers on their monthly local telephone bill.

Kentucky TRS/TAP Surcharge - $.03 per line - Pursuant to the Ky Public Service Commission requirement, the $0.01 per line charge for the Ky Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) fee and the $0.02 per line charge for the Ky Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) fee is a combined charge of $0.03. This fee supports the telecommunications needs of Ky’s speech-impaired and hearing-impaired citizens. This fee pays for the Relay Operator.

Local County Gross Receipts Tax (School Tax) - 3% The utility gross receipts license tax for schools is assessed on gross receipts derived from the furnishing of utility services within a school district. The service provider collects the tax based on the rate established by the local authority. The rate cannot exceed 3 percent. Not applicable to all counties.

Taxes/Surcharges in Virginia/West Virginia regions are as follows (descriptions follow much the same as Kentucky only are imposed in the respected state):

Virginia

Virginia Sales Tax - 4.3%, Virginia Communications Sales Tax - Wireless - 5%, Wireless E-911 Surcharge - $.75 per line

Virginia Regulatory Revenue Tax - .16%, County Sales Tax - 1%

West Virginia

Wireless E911 Fee - $3.86 per line, Local Public Utility tax - 2%