The University of Texas at Austin

Long Distance Services (Retirement in Progress)

Making Long Distance Calls Using Your Long Distance Authorization Code

To make a long distance call from the university using your long distance authorization code:

  1. Lift the handset from the cradle. You will hear a dial tone.

  2. Dial "8". You will hear a stutter dial tone.

  3. Dial your long distance authorization code. You will hear a second dial tone.

  4. After second dial tone begins, dial Area Code + phone number. Do not dial a "1" before the area code. You will hear the phone ringing.

Please note:

  • Entering a "#" after dialing the authorization code will eliminate the wait for a second dial tone.

  • Entering a "#" after dialing the long distance number will shorten call set up time.

  • If all the outgoing lines are busy, you will hear a distinct tone (queuing tone) or recorded announcement (queuing announcement) indicating your call is in queue. Continue holding. The system will complete your call as soon as a line becomes free.

Last updated January 9, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

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