Changes to Landline Dialing on Campus

For on-campus landlines, dialing locally using 9 plus a 7-digit phone number will be retired October 24, 2021 (e.g.: 9+2291122).

With recent changes to local, long distance, and international dialing, you will now be required to dial 9, plus the 1-digit country code, the 3-digit area code, and the 7-digit phone number to place a call using an on-campus landline (e.g.: 9+1+414+2291122). These changes have already been implemented and should be adopted right away.

This change also applies to faxing, credit card machines, speed dials, modems, panic buttons, intercoms, and more. Anything with programmed dialing will need to be re-programmed by following the device’s set-up instructions before October 24, 2021.

Please note: this change does not affect Teams calling, UWM-issued cell phones, or 4-digit dialing where currently in use (e.g.: 1122).

If you have any questions about this change, please contact the UWM Help Desk.