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Authorization Codes

By default, all campus phones are restricted to local and campus phone calls. When a NU faculty or staff member needs to make a long distance call, a long distance authorization code or calling card is required. This ensures that no unauthorized long distance calls are made, allowing for easy tracking of use and expenses. When a phone is in a secure location, such as an individual's office with a door that can be locked, work order contacts can request that this restriction be lifted.

A long distance authorization code is a unique six-digit number assigned to a specific person or department that bypasses the restriction on long distance calls and tracks that specific caller's long distance expenses. Authorization codes provide a secure method of placing long distance calls from campus phones. Long distance calls placed with an authorization code are billed directly to that person's or department's Chart of Accounts number.



By default, authorization codes are programmed for use on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses to make both domestic and international long distance calls. However, a code can be tailored to meet a user's needs (e.g., use on only one campus or permit only long distance calls within the United States).



To order a long distance authorization code, a University work order contact must submit the request using the CONDUITS Online Order Form, which you can access from the CONDUITS Online. All orders must include:

Last Updated: 19 April 2017

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