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Student Phone Instructions: College-Owned Housing

Important Numbers || Features || Dialing Instructions


Important Numbers


911 911
Campus Emergency 3110
Campus Information 3493
Repair Service 3460

 

Features

Transfer

You are on an active call and wish to send the call to another extension.

  • Depress switchhook
  • Listen for 3 fast beeps, then dial tone
  • Dial desired party
  • Announce transfer, then hang up
  • To cancel an incomplete transfer, depress the switchhook twice to return to the call.

NOTE: If you receive a busy signal or no answer, flash the switchhook and you will be re-connected with the original party.


Conference

You are on a call and wish to add another party to the conversation.

  • Depress switchhook
  • Listen for 3 fast beeps, then dial tone
  • Dial desired party, announce conference
  • Depress switchhook, begin conversation
  • To add another party, repeat the steps above, maximum of 6 parties.

NOTE: If you receive a busy signal or no answer, flash the switchhook and you will be re-connected with the original party/parties.


Consult

You are on a call and wish to consult another party while keeping the original call on hold.

  • Depress switchhook
  • Listen for 3 fast beeps, then dial tone
  • Dial desired party
  • Consult third party
  • Third party hangs up
  • Depress switchhook to resume original call

NOTE: If you receive a busy signal or no answer, flash the switchhook and you will be re-connected with the original party.


Call Hold

  • Depress switchhook
  • Listen for 3 fast beeps, then dial tone
  • Depress switchhook
  • Listen for 3 fast beeps, then dial tone,
  • Dial #4 to place call on hold
  • Set receiver down on the phone
  • You will receive a reminder ring every 60 seconds while a call is on hold
  • To return to held call, lift receiver


Call Waiting

  • Depress switchhook
  • After hearing call waiting signal (two tone bursts)
  • Depress switchhook - your current call is put on hold and you are connected to the waiting call.
  • To return to original call, depress switchhook
  • To temporarily deactivate Call Waiting, dial #7
  • Dial *7 to reactivate Call Waiting.

Automatic Callback

  • When a busy extension is encountered, depress switchhook.
  • Dial *2
  • Listen for confirmation dial tone
  • Hang up
  • When busy station becomes free
  • Your telephone will give a series of short fast rings
  • Lift handset, hear ringing
  • Wait for answer.

NOTE: If the person you are calling has voice mail, your call will go directly to the mailbox after a few rings.


Cancel Automatic Callback

  • Lift receiver
  • Listen for dial tone
  • Dial #2
  • Listen for dial tone
  • Hang up

Distinctive Ringing


  • One ring - inside caller
  • Two rings - external caller
  • Short, fast rings - automatic callback

Dialing Instructions

Non-Toll Calls

Outside line 8
On Campus Last 4 digits
Local off-campus 8 + telephone number (10-digit number)
800/888/877 8 + 1 + 8xx + telephone number (7-digit number)

Toll Calls

 

Long Distance Calls with Calling Cards
  • 8 + 0 + calling card number
  • Follow instructions on your calling card

NOTE: Some restrictions may apply.


International Calls
  • 8 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone number
  • Wait for dial tone
  • Enter authorization code (PIN number)

NOTE: Country codes must be 3 digits (i.e. - 24 would be entered as 024)