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

Making local and long distances calls 

ON CAMPUS CALLS: Dial the four digit extension number.

LOCAL CALLS: The following exchanges are local calls: 334, 337, 338, and 339 (Gettysburg), 677 (Biglerville), and 642 (Fairfield).  Dial 9 + telephone number.

LONG DISTANCE CALLS: Using Gettysburg College long distance authorization code, dial 9 + 1 + area code (including 717 area code) + telephone number + 5 digit authorization code.

TOLL FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLS: Dial 9 + 1 + 800 + telephone number (800 & 877 & 888 Calls).

INFORMATION/OPERATOR ASSISTANCE CALLS: Dial 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:  Dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone 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 + telephone number. Follow prompts.
All other area codes (Excluding 717) dial 9 + 0 + area code + telephone number. Follow prompts.
International calls dial 9 + 0 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone number. Follow prompts.

OTHER PHONE CARRIERS CALLING DARDS: Dial the specific carrier's 800 access telephone number or dial the access code as appropriate. Follow the prompts as given on the carrier's 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 the necessary information of the telephone number to be called and billed.

Call Waiting

To end a call and answer an 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 a 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.)

Telephone Services and Repairs

For telephone service or repairs, call the ITHelpdesk at ext. 7000 (on campus), Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e-mail IThelpdesk@gettysburg.edu, or contact Telecommunications at ext. 6918 (on campus) Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Long Distance Authorization Codes

Gettysburg College Issues long distance authorization codes to individuals and should be kept confidential to avoid fraud. There is a $10.00 charge for new codes that are issued.

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.