The University of Texas at Austin

Telephone Service (Retirement in Progress)

Making Calls (Long Distance): University Authorization Codes, Domestic Calls

What You Do What You Hear
1) Lift the handset from the cradle. Dial Tone
2) Dial "8". Stutter Dial Tone
3) Dial your long distance authorization code. Second Dial Tone
4) After second dial tone begins, dial Area Code + phone number. Do not dial a "1" before the area code. Ringing

Notes

  • 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 setup 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 May 3, 2012 @ 11:24 am

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