During the 1996-1997 school term, General Telephone (GTE) installed a new, modern telephone system. That is what the building across University Ave. from Beering was built for. The new phone system is all digital, and allows computers to attach to the campus backbone from any office. The new system officially went on-line during the 1996 spring semester.
To call another number on campus, dial just the last 5 digits.
To call an off-campus number, dial 7, then dial the number.
If you want to place a long distance call , you first dial 7 + 0 + area code + number. You will be given an opportunity to enter a calling card number. If you want to make a collect call or bill the call to a third party, hit 0 to get an AT&T operator.
Toll-free calls can be made from any phone on campus by dialing 7-1-800-xxx-xxxx or 7-1-888-xxx-xxxx.
Should you need information, you can talk to Purdue information by dialing 0. From off-campus, Purdue information is 494-4600.
For emergencies, dial 911 from any campus phone.
To place a three-way call, briefly touch the cradle switch on your phone (hanging up the phone for under a second) or press the flash button if your phone has one. You can then dial your third party and touch the cradle switch again to have all three parties on the line. Due to this, when hanging up the phone between calls, you must hang it up for at least two seconds.
Call 911 for all emergencies.
Call 911 for all emergencies