FAQs - Long-distance Authorization Codes
- How do I make a long-distance call from the
new NEC system?
- What is a long-distance Authorization
- Can a department administrator or their
designee assign long distance authorization codes?
- My telephone requires an authorization
code, but I didn't receive one. What should I do?
- I handle telephone billing for my
department. How do I know what authorization codes have been
assigned to which faculty and staff?
- I like the idea of authorization codes,
but don't want to have to type it in each time I make a long
distance call. How can I avoid this?
- I call the same long-distance number on
a regular basis. I don't want to type in an authorization code
How do I make a long-distance
call from the new NEC system?
Most long-distance calls will require an authorization code
(also called an authorization code). Authorization codes provide a
means of controlling unauthorized use of phones and are used for
accounting for long-distance charges.
- To dial long-distance:
- Press 9 - 1 - area code and number
- At the beep, dial your authorization code
- To dial a toll-free number:
- Press 9 - 1 - area code and number
- No authorization code required
What is a
long-distance authorization code?
A long-distance authorization code is a 6-digit random number
that is assigned to an individual to allow that individual to make
a long-distance call from any telephone on campus and to be billed
appropriately. Most telephones are currently programmed to require
an authorization code before a long-distance call can be
Can a department
administrator or her/his designee assign long distance
Absolutely! Indeed, IT will turn over authorization code
distribution to any budget authority for distribution within their
area. These codes will be assigned to a departmental account for
which the requestor is responsible. Keep in mind, that all codes so
assigned and used will be billed back to the department on record
and that these authorization codes can be used on any University
telephone on campus.
My telephone requires
an authorization code, but I didn't receive one. What should I
Call 682-5000 (25000) and press
5. Have your employee ID handy and your request
will be processed. You will receive a long-distance code shortly
telephone billing for my department. How do I know what
authorization codes have been assigned to which faculty and
The IT telephone team will be providing you a list of codes in
the near future. Authorized individuals can cancel an authorization
code at any time.
I like the idea of
authorization codes, but don't want to have to type it in each time
I make a long distance call. How can I avoid this?
This is easily accomplished. All you need to do is assign the
authorization code to a speed-dial button.
- While phone is idle (with handset still in cradle), press the
- Select a speed-dial button and press it to program.
Note: All rows of buttons are programmable except the very top row,
which are system "soft keys." You can use any button not already
programmed (like your line) or a Programmed Feature Key (like VM or
- Dial your authorization code number.
- Press the lighted <FEATURE> key again to
store. (Note: This key can remain unmarked on your telephone or you
can assign it a generic name, such as "Alfred." )
When you make a long-distance call and hear the beep for the
authorization code, simply press the programmable button with the
stored authorization code, and your call should ring through.
I call the same
long-distance number on a regular basis. I don't want to type this
number and an authorization code every time.
Understandable. This is simple to do. All you need to do is
assign the entire sequence to any given speed-dial button, as
explained above. An additional second or two may be required to be
placed in the string of numbers for overseas calls. If you need
assistance, call 2-5000, and we will help you set this up.