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Long Distance

The PSU telephone network requires the use of Long Distance Authorization Codes to place long distance calls. In accordance with PSU policy, long distance codes are assigned as unique numbers to each person on campus desiring long distance service. All long distance users are held responsible for charges made with their respective code, regardless of whether they placed the call in question or not. Long distance codes can be obtained for faculty and staff by contacting your department's Telecom Coordinator.

  • Do not share your long distance code with anyone and encourage others to obtain their own code from the Telecommunication Systems (TS) office. If your long distance code is lost or you suspect someone else is using it, contact the TS office immediately.
  • State law makes public employees personally liable for the improper use of public funds or resources. Failure to comply with these restrictions could subject employees to civil fines, personal liability, and appropriate disciplinary action.

Dialing Long Distance Numbers

Domestic Long Distance Calls

To call a number in the United States, dial 9+1+Area Code+Listed Number+AUTH CODE NUMBER. For example, to reach a number in Vancouver, Washington, dial 9-1-360-XXX-XXXX.

International Long Distance Calls

To call a number outside of the United States, dial 9+011+Country Code+City Code+Listed Number+AUTH CODE NUMBER. If you are experiencing difficulty placing an international call, please feel free to contact Telecommunication Systems for assistance.

Using Off Campus Phones

If you need to make long distance calls from off-campus, PSU has multiple solutions to assist you.

If you are a telecommuter that needs to make calls from off-campus, please start with PSU’s Telecommuting Agreement. TS can also assist telecommuters by implementing features such as extension to cellular (EC500), use of a softphone, or other appropriate options.

If you are traveling and need to make PSU business related long distance phone calls, we recommend working with your department to be reimbursed for the rental of a cell phone or purchase of a prepaid calling card.

Long Distance Rates

Domestic Rate

Any time of day, any day of the week: $0.039 per minute.

International Rates

50% to 80% discount off AT&T International Direct Dial Rates, depending on country. For more information, visit our International Rates pages:

Further Resources

Students can place long distance calls using the procedures found at Long Distance for Students.

If you are experiencing difficulty placing a long distance call, you can contact Telecommunication Systems for help.