As of May 23, 2011, Eastern Connecticut State University will no longer provide telephone service or voice mail service in student residence hall rooms except in those student rooms designated to conform to ADA requirements. House phones are located on each residence hall floor which may be used for incoming calls and to place 911, campus, local and toll free access calls. Students may use their own cellular phone service or Internet phone providers using their PCs.
Residence Hall House Phones
Emergency (911), on campus, local, long distance and "800" toll free calls may be made from house phones as described below. House phones can also receive incoming calls. Each phone is labeled with the telephone number assigned to it.
To place a call for emergency assistance:
To place a call to another number on campus:
To place a local call:
To place a long distance call:
To place an "800" toll free call:
Cell phones may be used in residence hall rooms. ECSU does not provide its own cell phone service and does not guarantee cell phone coverage or quality of service from any particular cell phone carrier.
Phone calls may be made from a PC to a phone or another PC. There are several Internet phone plans that allow free calling within the United States and to Canada such as Skype (www.skype.com), Google Talk (www.google.com/talk) and iCall (www.icall.com). Information about the types of calls that can be placed from a PC, software that may be needed (usually downloadable for free) and rates that may apply for various types of calls can be found on the websites for these and other providers.