Dialing Instructions

All UWSP telephones allow emergency, on-campus, local and toll-free calling.  Restricted telephones (i.e. courtesy phones) require an authorization code to make extended community, long distance, or international calls.  To obtain a code, fill out an Authorization Code Application.

To place a call from any campus telephone to an off-campus number you must dial [9] first.

 

 Non-Restricted

 
Number Number Sequence
Emergency 911 or 9-911
Campus Operator 0
Outside Operator 9 + 0
UWSP Number Last 4 digits of campus number
Local Calls 9 + 715 or 534 + 7-digit number

Long Distance & Extended Community Calls

9 + 1 + area code + 7-digit number
International Calls 9 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone number
Directory Assistance Calls 9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212
Operator Assisted or Calling Card Calls 9 + 0 + area code + 7-digit number (At the tone enter calling card number. If calling collect, wait for an operator to assist you.)
Toll Free Calls 9 + 1 + 8xx + 7-digit number
500 & 900 Calls Blocked
 

 Restricted

 
Number Number Sequence
Emergency 911 or 9-911
Campus Operator 0
Outside Operator 9 + 0
UWSP Number Last 4 digits of campus number
Local Calls 9 + 715 or 534 + 7-digit number

Long Distance & 
Extended Community Calls

9 + 1 + area code + 7-digit number + auth code
International Calls 9 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone number + auth code
Directory Assistance Calls 9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212 + auth code
Operator Assisted or Calling Card Calls 9 + 0 + area code + 7-digit number (At the tone enter calling card number. If calling collect, wait for an operator to assist you.)
Toll Free Calls 9 + 1 + 8xx + 7-digit number
500 & 900 Calls Blocked
 

 Non-Restricted W/Auth Code

 
Number Number Sequence
Emergency 911 or 9-911
Campus Operator 0
Outside Operator 9 + 0
UWSP Number Last 4 digits of campus number
Local Calls 9 + 715 or 534 + 7-digit number

Long Distance & 
Extended Community Calls

# + 7 + auth code + 9 + 1 + area code + 7-digit number
International Calls # + 7 + auth code + 9 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone number
Directory Assistance Calls # + 7 + auth code + 9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212
Operator Assisted or Calling Card Calls 9 + 0 + area code + 7-digit number (At the tone enter calling card number. If calling collect, wait for an operator to assist you.)
Toll Free Calls 9 + 1 + 8xx + 7-digit number
500 & 900 Calls Blocked


Call Descriptions

Incoming Calls: (no charge) - All incoming calls to the campus are free.

On-Campus Calls: (no charge) - All on-campus telephone calls are free.  Dial the last 4 digits of the campus telephone number. UWSP telephone numbers include the following: 295-7000 thru 295-8999, 345-6000 thru 345-6499, 346-2000's, 346-3000's, 346-4000's, 346-5700 thru 346-5999.

Local Calls: (no charge) - All local calls are free. Local calls may be placed to Stevens Point, Park Ridge, Plover, Polonia, Whiting and Custer.

Extended Community Calls: ($.05 per minute) - Extended communities include: Almond, Amherst, Bancroft, Elderon, Hatley, Junction City, Mosinee, Nekoosa, Plainfield, Port Edwards, Ringle, Rosholt, Rudolph and Wisconsin Rapids.  UWSP pays more for Extended Community Calls in exchange for free local calling.

Long Distance Calls: - Long distance service is determined by the Telephone Support Office. We offer two (2) long distance plans for use with an authorization code and one (1) long distance plan for a Res Hall phone rental.
  • Res Hall Telephone Rental: $.02 per minute. No additional long distance fee.
  • Personal Long Distance Plan #1: $.02 per minute, plus a $2.95 monthly service fee. If you make more than 60 minutes per month in long distance charges, stay with this plan.  If you never make a long distance call, you won't be charged the $2.95 monthly service fee.
  • Personal Long Distance Plan #2: $.08 per minute, with no monthly service fee. If you make less than 60 minutes per month in long distance charges, this is the plan for you.
Canadian & International Calls: (price varies) - Canadian and international call service is available by calling the Telephone Support Office at 715-346-2562. Calls to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the West Indies are considered long distance, not international calls.

Directory Assistance Calls: ($1.40 per call) - When you can't find a number, or a listing is new, Directory Assistance can help you. DO NOT allow directory assistance to dial the number direct. This will cost extra!

Operator Assisted Calls: (price varies) - DO NOT bill these types of calls to a UWSP number. If you make this type of call, the charges must be billed to a non-UWSP number. If not, you may be charged extra!

Calling Cards & Prepaid Calling Cards: (no additional charge) - These cards may be used on-campus. However, they must be billed to a non-UWSP telephone number.

Toll Free Calls (1-8xx Numbers): (no charge) - Toll-free prefixes include: 800, 855, 866, 877, 888.

500 & 900 Calls: (blocked) - UWSP has no way to bill these calls back to the calling extension.  Therefore, these type of calls are blocked.