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If you're calling…
You should dial…
last 5 digits of number
Last 5 digits of campus phone number
9 + area code + number
10-digit dialing required
Domestic long distance
9 + area code + number
No charge; no auth code needed
International long distance
88 + auth code + * + 011 + intl. number
No pauses required
International long distance calls to the Caribbean
88 + auth code + * + 9 + intl. number
No pauses required
9 + area code + number
9-1-800-555-1234 will also work
911 or 9911
Always use your primary "Line 1" key
Community info or referral services
Non-emergency city services
Telecommunications Relay services
This information is also available as a PDF.
Long Distance Authorization on Sets Not Yet Converted: For any phone lines that are not yet converted to the new VoIP system including fax lines, you will continue to use the authorization code that you have used in the past for both domestic and international long distance calls. For more information please see the Legacy Long Distance Services page.
Malicious Call Trace
Malicious Call Trace is a feature that helps law enforcement officials locate the origin of threatening or harassing phone calls. The feature is installed on all UT phone lines.
This feature should only be used to identify a phone number if the call is threatening or harassing. Using Call Trace should be considered the same as filing a complaint with UTPD.
To activate the feature, press *57 (star-five-seven) immediately following a threatening or harassing phone call, and before making another call. This automatically records the calling number of the last call answered in an electronic log at UTPD even if it is blocked from Caller ID. You have to have answered the call for the trace to record the appropriate number. After activating Call Trace, you should then contact UTPD at 471-4441. Since this information is considered confidential, it can only be viewed by the University’s law enforcement agency.
To activate the feature on a multi-button phone for a key other than the first key (your main phone number), press the key associated with the phone line called and then enter the feature activation code *57 immediately following an answered threatening or harassing phone call, and before making another call.
Rejecting Calls From a Specific Phone Number
If you are receiving nuisance calls from a particular phone number that is not of a threatening or harassing nature (see Malicious Call Trace), you can configure your telephone to automatically reject calls from that number.
- After receiving a call from the number, select it in your Received Calls list (down arrow on the IP321/335 or left arrow on the IP550/670 to access).
- Save it to your telephone's directory by clicking the Save soft key. Press the Menu button twice to exit out of the call list.
- Select this record in your telephone's directory. (Access the directory via the DIR soft key on the IP321/335 or the Directories button on the IP550/670.)
- Click the Edit soft key.
- Scroll down to the First Name and edit out using the double left arrows on the IP321/335 or the X button on the IP550/670.
- Scroll down to the Last Name and edit out using the double left arrows on the IP321/335 or the X button on the IP550/670.
- Scroll down to the Auto Reject attribute (on the IP321/335 you will need to select it using the check mark button). Toggle up/down to change it to Enabled using the right arrow key.
- Save the change (click the OK soft key, left arrow and Yes soft keys on the IP321/335 or click the Save soft key on the IP550/670).
- Callers from the auto rejected number will hear "We are sorry, your call cannot be completed at this time. Please try your call later."
- Your telephone set will register a missed call from that number but it will not ring and the caller will not be forwarded to your voice mail.
Auto Reject can be configured on the telephone by customers regardless of whether they have Basic or Business class service. Business class customers can submit a ServiceNow ticket (https://ut.service-now.com/utss/) to have this configured on the central telephone switch for them.
UTVM Voice Mail instructions
Please visit the UT Voice Mail User Guide at http://wikis.utexas.edu/display/utvm.
Common Questions and Issues
If you are experiencing an issue, here are some things you can try prior to contacting support. It is always a good idea to reboot your phone first as it may resolve the issue. To do so: press the Menu button and then select options 3, 1, 8.
I setup my voicemail but it is not working.
Activating your voicemail is a two-step process, ensure you have done both steps. First you must personalize your mailbox by recording your name and greeting and then you must activate your voicemail by sending calls to it if you are on the phone or do not answer. Instructions can be found here.
I am having difficulty entering contacts into my telephone.
Instructions for adding contacts can be found here.
I cannot make a domestic long distance call. I enter my authorization code and nothing happens.
The new phone system does not require you to use your authorization code for domestic long distance. You only need to dial 9 followed by the 10 digit phone number.
I cannot make an international long distance call.
First, ensure you are using the new dialing instructions (88 + auth code + * + 011 + intl. number). Note that on the old phone system callers heard acknowledgement tones after pressing 8 and after entering the long distance authorization code. On the new phone system there are no acknowledgement tones. After pressing 88 there is silence throughout the dialing process until the call connection is made.
If you are still unable to make an international call, contact ITS Business Services (email@example.com or 512-471-UTLD (8853)) to confirm that your authorization code is enabled in the new system and that your phone number is enabled to make international calls.
In most cases, if you had an international authorization code on the old analog telephone system, it will continue to work on the new VoIP system. A small number of users may find that old authorization codes no longer work, if the codes were assigned to callers who have since left the university.
Each telephone set from which international calls will be placed must be enabled to do so. Users are billed for all international call activity.
The message waiting indicator (red light) on my phone stays on after I have listened to my voice messages.
Reboot your telephone set by pressing the Menu button and then selecting options 3, 1, 8.
I am unable to access my voicemail using #71 on my campus phone.
Call the UT Voicemail number (2-8886) instead.
I am having trouble with the UT voicemail web interface. Some of my voicemails don't display or some normal options are not available on the page.
The Chrome web browser is currently not supported. If you are using Chrome, please try again with another browser.
If you are using another browser: log out; close your browser; and log back in.
I am still having trouble with my phone. Who do I contact for support?
Look up your support contact here (requires EID login).
Personal Meet-Me Conference Instructions and Controls
All University VoIP phone lines have a Personal Telephone Conference Bridge also refers as Meet Me Conference. Meet-Me Conference bridge capacity is 10 participants (yourself + 9).
For changes to your Personal Meet-Me Conference bridge (e.g. email address for recordings), submit a ServiceNow ticket (https://ut.service-now.com/utss/).
Call the Meet Me number, 2-8670 on campus or 512-232-8670 from off campus.
When prompted, enter the Conference Access Code (your 7 digit UT number) followed by the # key.
Example: 2-8670, after prompt 2321234 #.
Press the * key, and, after the prompt, enter the Chairperson PIN.
Press 3 to change PIN, if needed, before you enter the conference.
Press 1 to enter the conference. (There are other options available, including changing your Chairperson PIN, just follow the prompts.)
If you wish to record the conference, press *9 to start/stop the recording. The recording will be sent to your UT email address only.
When the conference is over, hang up.
Chairperson can mute all participants but allow participants to un-mute themselves by pressing 88 at any time. This will allow participants to un-mute themselves by pressing *7. After speaking participants can press *6 to re-muted.
in order to…
Start or stop chat session
Enable or disable entry and exit tones
Continue or end the conference after chairperson leaves
Start or stop audio recording (sent in email if configured)
Mute all participants
Mute all participants but allow participants to un-mute themselves
Start collaboration session
Stop collaboration session
Un-mute all participants
Call the Meet Me Conference number, 512-232-8670 (2-8670 on campus).
When prompted, enter the Conference Access Code (this will be the 7 digit UT number of the Chairperson hosting the conference), followed by the # key.
The conference will start when the Chairperson arrives and end when they leave the conference.
in order to…
Assume chair upon chairperson exit; must have chairperson pin
Shared Meet-Me Conference instructions and controls
These instructions and controls apply to Shared Meet-Me Conference bridges scheduled via calendar resource or though the University Operators. Shared Meet-Me Conference bridges are intended for occasional use. Those needing frequent or extended use of conference bridge resources may be referred to the Personal Meet-Me conference service available through the Business Class Service.
Ten 50-particpant conference bridges are available to be reserved.
To reserve via AEMS/O365 Calendaring
Add a conference call resource as a participant to your meeting (the same way you would book a shared conference room) and the request will be routed to the University Operators for approval. If the resource is already reserved at the time, your request will be automatically rejected and you will need to find another available conference bridge or an alternate time for your meeting. It is advised that where possible those booking a conference bridge leave 15-30 minutes between reservations to avoid overlap. More detailed instructions for Outlook and Outlook Web App (OWA) scheduling can be found here. The conference bridge resources currently available are:
Resource Name Conference Access Code
“Conference Call Resource 6543201” 6543201
“Conference Call Resource 6543202” 6543202
“Conference Call Resource 6543203” 6543203
“Conference Call Resource 6543204” 6543204
“Conference Call Resource 6543205” 6543205
“Conference Call Resource 6543206” 6543206
“Conference Call Resource 6543207” 6543207
“Conference Call Resource 6543208” 6543208
“Conference Call Resource 6543209” 6543209
“Conference Call Resource 6543210” 6543210
To reserve by phone
Contact the University Operators by dialing (512) 471-3434 or "0" from on campus. The University Operators are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on holidays).
Call the Unified Communications Conference number, 512-232-8670 (2-8670 on campus).
When prompted, enter the Conference Access Code, followed by the # key.
The system will prompt “Thank you. If you are the chairperson, please press the “star” key now. Otherwise, stay on the line…”
(Since these conferences are un-moderated, there is no chairperson. The participant can either wait through the prompt “…stay on the line”, or press the # key to bypass the chairperson message.)
The system will then prompt “The conference is now starting…”
in order to…
List available commands
Adding and Editing Contacts on Phone
Note: The contact list on the telephone sets is a separate list from the address book on your UT Voicemail web page. These lists are not capable of being integrated at this time.
Telephone User Guides
Business and Advanced Feature Definitions
Please see the Business and Advanced Feature Overview page for feature information.