All plans below are able to be used for both EKN and LRA devices.
Step 1: How do you want to purchase service
- Retail Purchase
Buy the device outright at retail price with no contracts needed.
- Two-Year Service Agreement
Sign a two-year agreement and pay a significantly reduced one-time fee for the device.
- Bring Your Own Device
Bring in your previously activated Appalachian Wireless device with no contract needed.
Step 2: Select your devices
- Basic Phones
$20 per month for each. Easy-to-use phones ideal for talking, texting, and internet browsing.
$40 per month for each. Phones that require active data service must choose this option.
$10 per month for each. Enable cellular data on your tablet. Tablets have data service only.
- USB Modems
$20 per month for each. Take the internet wherever you go with one of our USB Modems of Mifi hotspots.
- Data-Only Devices
$5 per month for each. Connect to our network with an M2M modem.
Step 3: Select the amount of data to share with your devices
- $20 per month
- $25 per month
- $30 per month
- $45 per month
- $60 per month
- $80 per month
- $120 per month
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
- $100 per month
- 2 line
- $180 per month
- 3 line
- $230 per month
- 4 line
- $280 per month
- 5 line
- $340 per month
- 6 line
- $400 per month
- 7 line
- $470 per month
- 8 line
- $540 per month
- 9 line
- $610 per month
- 10 line
- $680 per month
Taxes, fees, and surcharges
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 USF Surcharge - Subject to sales tax - 2.48% - 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
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
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
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
Taxes/Surcharges in Virginia/West Virginia regions are as follows
(descriptions follow much the same as Kentucky only are imposed in the
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%
Wireless E911 Fee - $3.86 per line, Local Public Utility tax - 2%