Desk Phone / Make a local or long-distance call from an office phone


  • To provide instruction on dialing a local number on an office phone
  • To provide instruction on dialing a long-distance number on an office phone
  • To provide instruction on dialing a toll free (1-888) number from an office phone


  • 10716: VoIP
    • Local Calling
    • Long-distance Calling
    • Desk Phones


  • Dial the full 10-digit phone number for all calls outside of the University, including those within the same area code
    • Example: To call another number within the 513 area code from a Miami phone, dial 8-8-513-[seven-digit telephone number]
  • Dial three digits to reach 711 relay services or 911 emergency services; any 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, or 811 services can also still be reached by dialing their three-digit codes
  • To make a long-distance or toll-free call, dial 8-1-[three-digit area/toll-free code]-[seven-digit telephone number]



  • According to the Federal Communications Commission, this change is being made to support 988 as the new three-digit code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This change will go into effect on July 16, 2022. Until then, customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline
  • Additional details can be found in this Cincinnati Bell article



Article ID: 21527
Mon 12/12/16 9:45 AM
Fri 10/22/21 2:33 PM
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