An authorization code is required for all billable long distance calling from OSU extensions. Authorization Codes are seven digits in length. Each authorization code is assigned a Facilities Restriction Level (FRL). The FRL will designate what long distance calls can be made and their routing priority. The FRLs are as follows:
- United States, Canada, and misc. locations reached by dialing an area code
- All locations including international calls.
Get an Authorization Code
Authorization Codes should be kept private and confidential.
Long Distance calling rates made using auth codes are based on AT&T Direct Dial Long Distance rates with a percentage discount.
AT&T Corporate Calling Cards are used when it is necessary to make business calls from off-campus locations. These cards are issued through Telecommunication Services.
When placing calling card calls, if you do not hear a tone and "AT&T", hang up and follow the instructions on the back of the card to reach AT&T.
If a calling card is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately to Telecommunication Services.
All personal long distance calls placed from any OSU extension must be placed using a personal long distance calling card.
Long Distance Instructions
Oregon and Out-of-State Dialing:
OSU business calls - dial 9 + 1 + area code + seven digit extension, wait for recall tone (three short beeps) and enter your authorization code.
Calling card or major credit card calls - dial 9 + 0 + area code + seven digit extension, wait for tone, and enter your calling card or credit card number.
Collect calls - dial 9 + 0 + area code + seven digit extension, and remain on the line for telephone company instructions; say "collect" on cue.
OSU business calls - dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + extension, wait for recall tone and enter your authorization code.
Note: Sometimes it helps to insert the # button after dialing the extension to let the phone system know you are done dialing the international number.
Calling cards or major credit cards - dial 9 + 01 + county code + city code + extension, wait for tone and enter your calling card or credit card number.
Toll-Free Numbers: Dial 9 + 1 + (800 or 888) + seven digit extension.