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Directory Assistance Dialing Instructions


Using OIT long distance, the following tables describe how to place a directory assistance call.

From campus telephones

Directory Assistance Needed Dialing Pattern
Campus 2-6446 (or 2-4300 voice recognition)
Local 1 + auth code + 411
Long Distance 1 + auth code + area code + 555-1212
International 9 + 00 (billed to telephone station at $6.95)
Toll Free Numbers 9 + 1-800-555-1212

From Off campus phones

Directory Assistance Needed Dialing Pattern
Campus 614-292-6446 (or 614-292-4300 voice recognition)
Local or Long Distance

Dial 614-292-5500 or 1-800-678-6147 and follow the prompts. The system prompts you to "enter the area code and phone number you wish to call." Dial as follows: area code + 555-1212

NOTE: For long distance directory assistance you must know the area code that they will be calling.

International Directory assistance using OIT long distance off-campus is not possible. You may be able to dial 00 directly. Check with your local phone service provider for costs involved.
Toll Free Numbers Dial 614-292-5500 or 1-800-678-6147 and follow the prompts. The system prompts you to "enter the area code and phone number you wish to call." Dial as follows: 800-555-1212

To order an Authorization Code, fax a 100W with the request to OIT T&N at 688-HELP (4357 OPTION 2).

NOTE: Prior to October 1, 2004 Administrative customers were able to dial 411 or 9-555-1212 for information from an unrestricted phone line. Directory assistance now requires the use of an authorization code due to related fees. Typical directory assitance costs are $1.00 per call.



  • Record Number: 2712
  • Create Date: 2005-09-12
  • Last Reviewed: 08-25-2009


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