Long Distance Dialing
options for bc faculty and staff
As you may know, usage of the Boston College telephone system, both for local and long distance calling, is restricted to Boston College business. However, the University does permit employees to call home once a day at no charge, even if the call is outside the local area, and to use the convenience of office telephones to make private calls during normal business hours. Employees are required to reimburse the University for all non-business and non-home calls that appear on departmental monthly telephone statements.
Making long distance calls for business purposes (or to your home) from an administrative office (552) phone:
First you need to work with your local Technology Consultant to get approved for Long Distance dialing, and then you will receive a Long Distance Access Code (LDAC). Learn more about how to get an LDAC. Then, use the instructions below to make long distance calls for business purposes:
- Domestic US: Dial *99 (dial tone) + BC LDAC (dial tone) + 9 + 1 + area code + 7-digit number
- International: Dial *99 (dial tone) + BC LDAC (dial tone) + 9 + 011 + country code + city code + number.
Your Options for Making Personal Long Distance Calls
Rather than needing to reimburse the University, you have two options for making personal long distance calls on-campus:
- Use the long distance calling card of your choice.
- Call from your own cellular phone.
Credit card/non Eagle One calling cards:
- Dial 9 and follow the instructions on your calling card.
- Dial 9 + 0 + area code + 7 digit number