Basic Telephone Information
Gettysburg College has chosen AT&T long distance services. You have a right to reach other long distance carriers when placing collect or credit card calls by dialing 9 + the access code provided by that carrier. Gettysburg College does not charge surcharges for placing local, 800, long distance, or calls carried by carriers other than AT&T Long Distance Services. All long distance charges will require the use of a calling card or collect call to a number accepting responsibility for the charge.
Students may not accept collect or charge 3rd party calls to their room extension. 900 numbers may not be dialed from any campus phones. These functions are blocked through our phone carriers.
Direct complaints to: Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau/FCC, 2025 M Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
LOCAL CALLS: The following exchanges are local calls: 334, 337, 338 & 339-(Gettysburg), 677-(Biglerville), 642-(Fairfield) Dial 9 + phone number
TOLL FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLS: Dial 9 + 1 + 800 + phone number (800 & 877 & 888 Calls)
LONG DISTANCE CALLS: Using Gettysburg College long distance authorization code 9 + 1 + area code (including 717 area code) + telephone number + 5 digit authorization code
INFORMATION/OPERATOR ASSISTANCE CALLS: 9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212 + 5 digit authorization code
NOTE: There are various free resources available through the Gettysburg College Home Page under "On Campus Resources", Phone Directories.
INTERNATIONAL CALLS: 9 + 011 + country code + city code + phone number + 5 digit authorization code
LONG DISTANCE CALLS: Using AT&T Calling Card or Major Credit Card
Within area code 717 (Local Area Code) Dial 9 + 0 + 717 + phone number. Follow prompts.
All other area codes (Excluding 717) Dial 9 + 0 + area code + phone number. Follow prompts.
International calls 9 + 0 + 011 + country code + city code + phone number. Follow prompts.
Other Phone Carriers Calling Cards
Dial the specific carrier 800 access number or dial access code as appropriate.
Follow the prompts as given on the carriers network.
COLLECT or 3rd PARTY CALLS: Dial 9 + 0 + 0 and wait for the AT&T Operator to come on the line. Provide operator with necessary information of number to be called and billed.
Repairs: For repair service, dial 7000, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Telecommunications @ extension 6918 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gettysburg College Long Distance Authorization Codes: Issued to individuals and should be kept confidential to avoid fraud. There is a $10.00 charge for new codes that are issued.
Telecommunications Services: All questions regarding telecommunications policies should be addressed to Stephanie Sanders at extension 6918 or via E-mail to email@example.com
Phone Books/Additional Information: Local phone books are issued in September of each year by the local carrier, Sprint. Phone books are distributed to students, faculty, staff and administrators. Additional information such as area codes, county and city codes for international calling, time zones, and other miscellaneous information is available in front of the local Sprint Directory.
Call Waiting: To end call and answer incoming call: Hang up. Your phone will ring with the second call.
To hold your first call and take the second call: Flash the switch hook and listen for the three short bursts followed by dial tone. Dial *9, and begin talking immediately. (You are connected to the second call, the first call is placed on hold.) To alternate between callers: Flash the switch hook and listen for the three short bursts, followed by dial tone. Dial *9 and begin talking immediately. (Second call is now on hold and you are reconnected to your original call.)