Communications Service Network
CSN

Long Distance Calling

All long distance, community choice, directory assistance and toll free calls made by residential Virginia Tech students require the use of a Virginia Tech Authorization Code, which may be obtained online at COLA or in person at the CNS Student Network Services Office.

Faculty and staff wishing to place long distance calls from campus for university business may dial direct.



Important Information about Long Distance Calling

  • Please be aware that all long distance calls made by residential students require the use of a Virginia Tech authorization code. But Virginia Tech will only charge you for direct dial and directory assistance calls.
  • Access to 900, 700 and 500 numbers is not provided on the Virginia Tech telephone system.
  • STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM ACCEPTING COLLECT CALLS AND BILLING ANY CALLS OR TELEGRAMS DIRECTLY TO ANY RESIDENCE HALL TELEPHONE NUMBER (I.E. THIRD PARTY CALLS) SINCE THE TELEPHONE NUMBER MAY BE SHARED. THE COST OF THESE CALLS AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF $10.00 FOR EACH CALL ACCEPTED WILL BE CHARGED TO THE STUDENT(s) FOUND TO HAVE MADE OR ACCEPTED SUCH CALLS. IF THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED, THE COST WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE ASSIGNED RESIDENTS OF THE ROOM AT THE TIME THE CALLS WERE ACCEPTED.
  • USING A RESIDENCE HALL OR ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY PHONE NUMBER TO APPLY FOR A CALLING CARD FROM A TELEPHONE COMPANY OR LONG DISTANCE CARRIER IS PROHIBITED. THE COST OF THE CALLS AND A HANDLING FEE OF $10.00 FOR EACH CALL WILL BE CHARGED TO THE STUDENT TO WHOM THE CARD BELONGS.
  • We do not charge for the use of our limited number of lines available for calls requiring telephone company operator assistance (calling card, outgoing collect, etc.). You may occasionally find that the operator-assisted lines are busy during peak usage hours (approximately 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.). We strongly encourage you to use direct dial long distance lines whenever possible. You will receive much faster service utilizing direct dial as compared to "operator-assisted" or calling card calls.

 

 
Contact
Communications Network Services
1770 Forecast Drive (0506)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
(540) 231-6460
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