You may wish to have a prepaid phone card to make your long distance calls.
We suggest you carefully compare prices before you make any decisions regarding your long distance service. Many prepaid cards appear to have very attractive pricing, but if you read the fine print, they're not bargains at all, because of "connection charges" that are often 59 cents to 99 cents and more, just to place the call!
Prepaid Calling Cards are available for purchase at the University Bookstore in the Alumni Hall Student Center or from local discount stores.
We do allow you to use any service that can be accessed by a toll-free number, or via “equal access”: dialing a 1010 xxx0 number.
We cannot allow you to charge calls to your room telephone.
To use your calling card, dial 9 + the 800 number listed on the card.
'900' NUMBERS: '900' calls are blocked from all SSHE University System telephones.
'976' NUMBERS: The University does not presently support 976 access. You may access '976' through use of a credit card or telephone company calling card.
Local telephone books are available for view at your Residence Hall Desk.
Domestic: Dial 9 + 0 + Area Code + Phone Number... at the tone, dial card number.
International: Dial 9 + 01 + Country Code + City Code + Phone Number... at the tone, dial card number.
Dial 9 + 00
Domestic: Dial 9 + 0 + Area Code + Phone Number.
International: Dial 9 + 01+ City Code + Country Code + Phone Number.
Through 800 numbers: Dial 9 + the number supplied by your long distance carrier.
By '1010XXX0' Code: Dial 9 + the Equal-Access Code supplied by your long distance carrier.
Follow your long distance carrier's instructions for use of their network.
Consumers have a right to access the long distance carrier of their choice. Contact your preferred carrier to access information.
Customers may direct inquiries to:
Enforcement Division of the common Carrier Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
2025 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20554
*NOTE: You may NOT charge calls to your phone! Attempts to access services via 1010-XXX-1 will be blocked. Any charges appearing on University telephone bills which, after investigation, are determined to have been placed there by third party billing will be treated as toll fraud.
Cliff Wiles, Telecom Technician
Tom Wilson, Telecom Technician
(570) 662 - 4357
Student TechConnect Carry-In Center
(570) 513 - 5806