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Telephone Services
Telephone Service

Telephone


Services


Not provided

  • Direct dial, long-distance service is not provided. but students can use prepaid phone cards or other long distance services that provide toll-free access.
  • SU students can use prepaid phone cards or other toll-free options to make long-distance phone calls from residence-hall courtesy phones.

Cellular phone services

  • The vast majority of SU students use cellular services for their telephone needs.
  • Cingular (AT&T), Verizon Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, and T-Mobile are among the cellular phone carriers that provide service in the Syracuse area.
  • Some cellular service providers offer discounts on service and equipment to SU students. Cellular Discounts for Syracuse University Students (PDF)
  • For more information

Landline service in Residence Halls

  • Students can subscribe to landline telephone service in their residence-hall rooms.  Service is provided by Verizon.
  • The fee for this service covers local calls, on-campus calls, toll-free, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, speed calling, call trace, and emergency dialing. Direct dial, long-distance service is not provided. but students can use prepaid phone cards or other long distance services that provide toll-free access.
  • Students will need to bring their own telephone to plug into the phone jack in their room.  
  • Cordless phones that operate at 2.4GHz are not recommended, as they may interfere with other wireless technologies.
  • For more information

Residence hall courtesy phones

  • Courtesy phones are located in the lobby of each residence hall.
  • The phones can be used to reach emergency services, to dial campus phone numbers (those that begin with 443/442) and for local calls within the Syracuse calling area.
  • The courtesy phones can also be used with calling cards or toll-free numbers to place long-distance calls.
  • Courtesy phones are not available in South Campus apartments.

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