GulfTel changing name to CenturyTel

Telephone service in south Baldwin will soon have a new name as GulfTel becomes CenturyTel, according to company officials.

The change reflects the local service’s connection with the communications system that operates in 25 states, said Randy Wood, GulfTel president. The company was founded in Foley as Gulf Telephone almost 80 years ago.

“The name change is something that’s consistent,” Wood said. “CenturyTel serves 25 states throughout the country and so it has a lot of name recognition.”

GulfTel changing name to CenturyTel


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